Is it easy to take a breath and remember to be simply thankful? 2020 has thrown a lot at all of us. Some days it’s hard to find anything to be thankful for.
Each morning I try to find something to be thankful for. Some days it’s the fact that I woke up. Others it’s for a nice, fall day that’s waiting for me.
2020 Has Been Brutal
I don’t think anyone disagrees that 2020 has been brutal. I turned 54 in 2020, the same age my grandma was when she died. Pancreatic Cancer in the 70’s was a death sentence. Sadly, it still is. 40-odd years later and there is no cure. There’s a lot of treatments, and many slow it down, some even stop or eliminate it. With all of the knowledge and technology we have today, cancer still exists.
Back in January a gal I went to high school with shared that she had pancreatic cancer. It was shocking. Such a sweet, kind, giving person. Devoted and well-loved teacher, mother, sister, daughter, friend. She stayed funny and positive for most of the next nine months. And then she left this earth leaving behind an amazing legacy. 2020 sucks.
A crazy virus took the world by storm. Literally. Hundreds of thousands died, more got sick. Communities shut down, curfews were set, people were out of work, businesses died, and people actually argued about whether or not to wear a mask and whether or not the virus was real. The world went mad.
We reached a point that when something went wrong, we would simply say, “Dammit 2020.”
Let’s Be Thankful
Now more than ever there is reason to find something to be thankful for each day. One good thing that happened that made you smile. Recently my list has included:
- Waking up
- Waking up without back pain
- Hurricane Season-ending
- My car not washing away in a tropical storm
- Blue skies
- Cooler weather
- Being employed
- My Family
- My friends
- Wine Wednesday
- My friend’s dog who adores me
- Easy commute
- Accountability partners
- My online store
- Schitts Creek for making me laugh out loud
- Gorgeous blooms
- Green Grass
- CBD oil
Yes, there is much to be thankful for. Sometimes we just have to stop, think about it, and savor it. Let’s not be thankful only at the holidays. Let’s be thankful all year long
Would you like an easy way to keep track of one thing to be thankful for each day? Check out the One Good Thing a Day Digital Journal. It’s a simple way to keep track of all the good things. Because it’s nice to look back and remember good things.
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