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Gratitude Practice as a strategy

I feel like gratitude practice is a deceptively simple strategy that can create significant results if practiced daily. Given that I forget about it sometimes when I’m feeling stressed, or having a depressive episode, I can understand why it gets overlooked.

Somehow, we have linked gratitude with happiness, and they are two very separate things. I feel like practicing gratitude makes me happier, but I don’t have to be happy to practice gratitude. It is when I am at my lowest that I need my gratitude practice.

Daily Practice Challenge

I just can not emphasize the value of gratitude practice strongly enough. It’s free, you can do it anywhere, and it helps. Try it daily for three months – just three things a day, and write them down. That is not an insurmountable task. If three is too many, make it one, every day, for three months.

You have to embrace the spirit of the practice, I don’t think writing “I’m grateful I didn’t stab anyone today” or “I’m grateful I only have to find one stupid thing to be grateful for” is going to help that much.🤔 I could be wrong, let me know.

When we think of miracles, we tend to think of the big-ticket numbers – walking on water, water into wine, that kind of stuff. I have maintained a steadfast belief in ordinary miracles – the cultivation of a sense of wonder, awe, joy, and gratitude in small thing, like the swirl of cream in your morning coffee that captures a cosmos, the purr of a cat, electricity, running water. We’re surrounded by them – we just have to notice them.

Gratitude is not about perfection

“Fall in love with the mess of your life – the shattered dreams, the broken promises, the unexpected sorrows and joys, all those hoped-for tomorrows that never arrived, those beautiful plans that never came to fruition.

Sanctify the mess of your life, this wild, uncontrollable, unplanned, unexpected moment of existence.

Dignify it with your loving attention, your gratitude.

Become a mess-iah.”

Jeff Foster

General links

Accessible Peer-reviewed articles

I read a lot of peer reviewed articles as part of my process through my diagnosis. Here are some fully accessible articles that I have read around gratitude practice.

Peer-reviewed articles that require payment or university access


Ensure that you are vigilant around your self-examination. Train yourself to check your breasts/testicles routinely, and monitor your bowel habits and your urine output. These are our body’s early warning signs, and we don’t have a lot of awareness of them.

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