An Attitude of Gratitude | By Maureen Cambay

With so much negativity from all that we’re reading from across the internet, I decided to start the month with making a list of the things that I’m thankful about. Although it seems not fit for the occasion of the month (Halloween), I thought that I could start sharing my “gratitude list” as one to combat my feelings of sadness.

A gratitude list does not require deep thinking. You can start by looking at the simple things that you encounter during the day or the past few weeks. Just pause for a while and bring with you a pen and a paper and write your thoughts down. It can also be done on a notes app or for instance, I used the Textgram app on Google Playstore. Here is a sample:

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Before writing the list, I thought that nothing good was ever happening to me, I focused on the things I cannot do anymore and even compared my life to other people. 

I thought this is not a healthy habit and after a few days of pondering, I believed that there is a way to change. I also remembered this video of Kylie Verzosa in finding pleasure in simple things to deal with feelings of sadness. You might as well find this video helpful:

May we not forget the simple treasures in life and most importantly, the greatest gift of God which is life. 🍃🌻

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