Gratitude Journal – 001

Today I am grateful for my sister, the wise young woman who suggested I write down the things I appreciate having in my life. If only I had started sooner!

I have always had a tendency to focus on the negative. I wouldn’t call myself a pessimist, but I certainly would call myself a perfectionist. Instead of celebrating all the things that have gone right (or better than expected), my ADHD brain tends to hyperfocus on all the things that went wrong and how I should’ve/could’ve/would’ve done things differently. But while “hindsight is 20/20,” hindsight is completely useless in the present moment. Hindsight can only ever be useful in the future if you face a similar situation and can implement what you learned from the past – otherwise, obsessing about what went wrong is ultimately unproductive.

There will always be something to be depressed and anxious about – something which never hesitates to come knocking on your door – but peace and happiness are simple, understated, and rest calmly in plain sight, waiting for us to give them our attention. With this journal, I commit to give more of my attention to what has gone well, what brings me joy, and what blesses my existence. 

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