If you feel out of sorts, remember the gratitude list that helps boost your mood and reminds you of all your blessings large and small. As a mental health practice, the gratitude list adds to your toolbox of daily rituals. Try just 5-10. This morning, I note how good the new coffee tastes (West African with frothy creamer). I’m thankful for rainy weather that will make my classroom feel so cozy as I teach for the first time this semester. I’m thankful for perfume that I just love to wear (anything with notes of vanilla). I love the Psalms and how they encourage me every morning and connect me to God’s great love. I am thankful for my growing children and how they provide opportunities to pray and just God more and more for their lives.
On and on into gratitude!