What in the world can I be grateful for? I am in hell, and want to get out. I am not grateful for anything. My loved one died.

One way to take away your pain, if only for even a moment, is to consider what you have to be grateful for in your life. Your mind cannot hold competing thoughts.

  • Are you grateful for your loved one and how much you loved him or her? Are you grateful he or she was a positive and caring influence in your life? Are you grateful you will always have his or her love?
  • What about your life, your child’s life, or the other family members that love you?
  • Or instead, how about the smaller more basics things… your warm home? The soft bed you sleep in? The sun on your face? Your pet’s loyalty?

Take a minute in the morning and the evening, and reflect on three things that are a blessing. Although this may be difficult, please give it a try. It can be a welcome respite to your weary mind, if only for a moment.

Try this affirmation: I am grateful to be alive and for those who love me.

In Gratitude,


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