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.
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.