31 questions | march 31.

March 31
What are you most grateful for, right now, in this moment?

I’m just going to say it. I hate this fucking question. Almost as much as I hate the concept of a ‘gratitude journal‘. Ugh. It makes me cringe and feel a bit nauseated. I just can’t get into that cheesy, cliché crap.

It’s the ‘depression solution‘ I’ve heard so much about—’Every day, write down three things you’re grateful for.‘ It takes me literally hours to come up with three things, and then I have to try again the next day? It’s so stressful that I have to take a fucking anxiety pill. How is this helpful again?

But since I’ve invested a month into this challenge and today’s the last day, I’ll give you an answer.


Happy now?

p.s. — I wrote this post a few days ago. Earlier tonight (the night before this post will appear to you), something happened that would be a better answer. For reasons I’m not sure I understand, I decided not to edit the post. But if I had written it tonight, here’s what I would have written:
I am grateful for my sister. The incredibly generous one. Tonight she
offered to pay 75% of the cost of a possible trip to Europe for my son next year. Without her, it would be out of the question due to the hefty price tag. But because of her amazing generosity, he might be on his way to Paris and Rome. 

p.p.s. — Stay tuned for a ‘wrap-up’ post. I’ll probably post it later today. 

[Thanks to my lovely friend Marquessa for this 31 questions challenge.]

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy, too. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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10 Responses to 31 questions | march 31.

  1. gigglingfattie says:

    Yay for sister!!!

    I am grateful for safety protocols at work. Within the last 24 hours we have had notifications of 3 positive covid cases in our school, all isolated from each other. And so far no community transfer. I’m grateful for our proactive staff and administration that keeps us safe and the ability to quickly set up at home and keep working to survive!

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  2. M says:

    That is an amazing P.S. about your sister 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I love this post, especially for the lovely, generous sister. Well done Sandra for lasting the month and I look forward to April’s posts.

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  4. jrvincente says:

    It was an “in this moment” question, and sometimes, coffee (or tea in my case) is the best answer.

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