Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

I’m going to make a homemade Gratitude Journal.



I have heard of this idea, But never assumed I needed one of these.

But, I think it will help focus my mind on those dark days, when I cannot see the good.

I’m going to include photos, quotes, things I know about how many people in the world are suffering far more than I am.

Not, to invalidate my own life, traumas, or pain, but to focus on the good, because the good is always there and it is a choice to see it, or ignore it.

Which, is a lot easier said than done. But, it can’t hurt to try a gratitude journal.

Someone I know is currently in Nepal. And I know Nepal is a very poor country, and I googled photos, of the poor living there and info about the country. Whilst this actually upsets me, because I struggle seeing suffering, especially children, it does remind me, that I am blessed with so much, that so many aren’t. And it reminds me, there are good people helping others in the world, as I know there are people volunteering and helping in many ways, within many poor countries around the world.

And I have a feeling this is exactly why this person told me they were in Nepal, even though she didn’t need to. She knows how much I think about and process everything. I’m aware nothing she says or does, is without reason.

I will still allow myself times of feeling sad, and self sorrow, because supressing that, isn’t healthy.

I just hope, this reminds me of what to be grateful and thankful for, more than I am currently able to.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

4 thoughts on “I’m going to make a homemade Gratitude Journal.

  1. Seems like a great idea, I shoulf try this too! ❤ Love and hugs!!!

  2. My gratitude journal has been a great coping tool for me, I hope you enjoy starting yours.