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I already do this on my own in a notebook but felt like starting a thread here because I have felt that this has helped me and may help you.

I want you to name what you are thankful for. Write for at least two minutes. Set a timer. (When you get going just that long it's often very easy to gofor longer due the momentum.)

I might respond to my own thread here every now and then, but I will go ahead and start it off.

I am so thankful for rain, the cool alive feeling of it in the air, the beautiful droplets on the window panes, on a cozy day with coffee, books, and blankets. I am thankful for air and the ability to breath and simply exist and have experienced and having the ability to experience all the greatest joys of my life, my teachers, my friends, my siblings, my father. I am so thankful for imagination and the doors it opens and the freedom inside it, the possibilities you know are out to be realized. I am so thankful for accomplishment and the satisfaction of seeing a labor of love to it's end. I am thankful for the opportunity to experience stories in books, novels, films, cartoons, comics, ballads, fairytales and stories passed down that will live in me forever in the best crevices of my mind. I am thankful for the beautiful wallet that friend gave me when she thought of me, how she remembered something I said in passing. I am thankful for my best friend, all the love we share. I am thankful for peace of mind, serenity of soul and surrender of will, relaxed limbs and awareness of what's out there. I am thankful for the softness and warmth of the blanket in which I will soon wrap myself and drift to bed to wake another day and the water that I drink before then.

Thank you for reading this. :) Write something you can feel. Even if it's in past or hasn't happened yet. Just think and feel the relief of it. You deserve to feel good. <3 :)

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I am thankful for/to myself, for being the only person I could rely on for as long as I lived, for keeping me safe, and sheltering my body and my mind when I was in great peril of losing it all. And I am thankful to myself - again - for being able to finally distinguish between learned behaviour and authentic feelings, to see things for what they really are and to act ccordingly, to cut ties with people who called themselves family and friends, but did not act as such. I am a really big fan of me, and if it wasn't for covid19, I would unironically throw a really big party to show my appreciation for myself.
 

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I am thankful to others who in moments unbeknownst to them let me know sometimes how human we all are and allow me to forgive myself. I am thankful for this forum and this particular section of it, as inactive as it is because it shows me that as that bulimic women on that Ted Talk once said the sun will always be out there, no matter what whenever you decide to go outside and feel it's warmth on your skin, I am grateful for new habits that remind me who I always was, and what I changed to survive that I don't need to change anymore because I don't need to survive. I need to thrive and build on relationships and pursue meaning and fun and purpose and a state of belonging and of love. I'm thankful for the tea I'm drinking and the cobbler I made yesterday. For the shower in my house that I will be taking a long hot one in, in a few. I am grateful for my father who has done so much for me, and whom I will do the best I can to build on his efforts and bring happiness to in return, the best I can. He took care of me always, the best he could, and I hope I can return the favor. I am grateful to every teacher in this world that took an interest or shined a spotlight on something worthwhile in their students. Anyone that showed another, a better way, or a new refreshing path, or a wisdom they didn't have before. I am thankful to art for inspiring and letting us question. I am grateful for my body and the immense healing I know I am capable of through my soul and mind that will inevitably show up in feeling in my skin and bones. I am thankful that we are all part of this common world, the sky, the wind the trees. I am thankful for animals that love us. For music that moves us. For leaders that inspire us. For mothers that nurture us and mend our wounds, I am grateful for real men who protect and support. To all those that have shown us the extent of happiness that can exist, including ourselves in better times. I am grateful for the capacity for love and for sanity. For solutions, for well meaning institutions. And individuals who never back down from what is true or right until they're proven wrong. For a world that challenges us all but bares such wonderful fruit if we only turn our heads to the light. I am grateful for my dreams. and my me.
 
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