Gratitude during crisis


Recent news get gloomier by the day. If it’s not about the alarming death rates of the novel virus around the world, then it’s about the added thousands of cases added to the already huge number of infected persons. It’s like any attempt to watch the news is an invitation to having a panic attack.


For the fainthearted, you would want something to take your mind away from all that and keep your heart and mind in a calm mood. Why not start a gratitude journal?

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Whether or not writing is your thing, journaling can help you reflect on the ‘little’ gifts you may have taken for granted in life. When you realize how important it is to have the people and the things you possess in your life, it will go a long way in ensuring that you appreciate and protect them.


So you know that pretty little book you’ve had for some time now that you’ve never come around to using yet? Perhaps it’s time to pull it out now.


Just think of one thing a day and write about how important it is you and how glad you are to have it in your life. Write about both the big and small things. Thank God for the people in your life and consider yourself blessed with the things you own.


You’re not writing for anyone so feel free to pour your heart out on the paper. This practice will make you feel better about the times we are in and keep your spirits up.

© Josephine Amoako 2020

16 Comments Add yours

  1. This is true. I’m a news junkie. But in recent days, I’ve limited myself to a few updates to keep from becoming overwhelmed by the continual cycle of negativity. So I throw myself into preparing my post for the next day as a way to maintain the right perspective.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Nice! Good plan. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes, we are. Happy Sunday!

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  2. LisaRomans says:

    I need to go back to my gratitude journal. It’s always been a good distraction from reality. Thank you for this.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Lisa.

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      1. LisaRomans says:

        You’re welcome. 😊

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  3. All of us should have a heart of gratitude. As bad as the times are, we can still find reason to be grateful to God.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Very true. Thanks for reading, Victor.

      Like

  4. Miss.Kizza says:

    I love me some journaling. I’m part of an amazing support group and our mentor encouraged us to do gratitude journaling .quite therapeutic

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I see….that’s nice.

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  5. Susan Ream says:

    Josey, you’re right journaling is a place to pour your heart out. It’s helped me all through my life.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I see…good to know. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Susan. Stay safe.

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