What are you grateful for? What blessings do you count on a regular basis?

November 1 starts US National Gratitude month. As a person, I try to be grateful for at least one thing a day, especially on days when nothing seems to be going right. However, as a DV survivor, I have SO many more things that I am grateful for, that I used to take for granted. Here is a short list:

Things I Am EXTREMELY grateful for (and are in no particular order):

  • Strong parents (I have two of the best)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products (my Abuser hid them from me, threw them away, or when I was unemployed, wouldn’t give me money to purchase any….needles to say, it got gross and embarrassing)
  • Devoted pets
  • Safety
  • Health
  • Education
  • Faith
  • The right to vote and petition
  • Coffee
  • Writing/Blogging
  • My Voice — it matters!
  • Safe people, even though it took a LOOOOONG time to find them and trust them

I used to be one of those people who posted things on Facebook thatI was grateful for, each day of the month of November; however, I usually got side tracked by about November 12th. I highly recommend it if you can keep yourself on-track. A “gratitude journal” might be more your speed, though. It helps you recap how great your life REALLY is, but you MUST write in it daily, at least one good/positive thing that you are grateful for.

Being grateful can really change your outlook and can help your mental health! <3