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.