Giving Thanks and Feeling Grateful

Sorry that I haven’t updated in nine days; I’ve been travelling, reflecting, writing poetry (NaPoWriMo!), and keeping up with Happiness Box 2018. I’m looking forward to May so I can start scrapbooking Happiness Box 2017 again! It’s been a month. Though, I’ve also been cutting back on internet time because I tend to believe now that too much screen time leads to depression. I have been cutting back on time spent on the internet.

With that said, I believe in giving thanks and feeling some gratitude daily. I will admit there are some days where those are the hardest concepts to handle, but feeling both tend to make horrible days seem not so bad.

Last week was challenging, but a supervisor at my full-time job crocheted me a beautiful purple blanket. It was such a surprise and his kindness made cry tears of joy, especially after receiving some potentially devastating news. That gift showed me that people still do care and wish the best for me, even when some days it does not feel like it. When I saw him later in the day, I thanked him and gave him a big hug. It made him feel good too, which shows that giving can be beneficial. I was thankful and grateful.

Of course, I am always thankful for friends and family. Since starting the Happiness Box project, I’ve started to notice I do have a lot to be thankful/grateful for.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

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