Count Your Blessings — Literally!

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Welcome to day 1 of the Your Gratitude is Showing! challenge, powered by CeraVe.

With the current pandemic, we all have experienced loss, sadness, fear, and/or anxiety. But try thinking about the positive that has come out of this stressful time. For example, have you had more time with a loved one? Have you learned new recipes? Or felt appreciation for an unexpected compliment, or a random act of kindness?

Despite what you might think, we all have so much to be thankful for. Whether it’s your health, your job, your family, your friends, or even the warm bed you slept in last night — there’s more to appreciate than we often realize.

Start your day on a positive note with intentional gratitude. Grab a pen and paper (or make a note in your phone) and jot down at least 3 items you’re grateful for. Before you go to sleep later, read your note aloud to remember some of the things that make you appreciative and happy.

If you’re up for it, turn this activity into a habit. Continue doing this each morning to spread the positive feeling of gratefulness further. Try not to repeat any items on your list.

Need more motivation for prioritizing gratitude? Read about the many benefits of living a grateful life

What are you thankful for today? Tell us here. Better yer, show us! Post a photo in our private Facebook group, or on Twitter or Instagram. We'd love to see them! Remember to tag us with #healthynurse and #yourgratitudeisshowing.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Aug 3, 2020 11:15 AM America/Chicago

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I am grateful to have a family that is well and keeps in touch with each other through me. I enjoy reaching out and hearing how everyone is doing and then sharing the news to the rest. I am also grateful for friends that are caring and that I enjoy and socialize with as best we can in these very trying times.
  • Posted Mon 10 Aug 2020 12:15 AM CDT
I am thankful for my family, my career,  health ( and the opportunity to improve it), friends, coworkers and my patients every day.  The work can be overwhelming and stressful but the moment I interact with others I remember why I do what I do.  
  • Posted Fri 07 Aug 2020 03:15 AM CDT
I am grateful to be alive, safe and well. I’m thankful for the fact that I have my family & siblings to be around during times of social distancing!
  • Posted Wed 05 Aug 2020 04:44 PM CDT
I am grateful for my family, friends, and co-workers who have been very supportive as I take care of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am grateful for the professors in program who took the time to see how their grad-students are doing. I am also grateful to the people who are taking appropriate precautions to protect themselves, their families, and others from getting COVID-19. 
  • Posted Tue 04 Aug 2020 02:32 PM CDT
I am thankful for God blessing me with two healthy children, my very supportive family and my own health!
  • Posted Tue 04 Aug 2020 12:55 PM CDT
I am thankful to have time to offer assistance to family members in their time of need. I am grateful for my brothers & how we are helping each other cope with the loss of our dad recently- many things to take care of in addition to taking care of ourselves, each other.  I am thankful for neighbors who offer & ask for support- sometimes we forget that we are all the same but on different paths.
  • Posted Tue 04 Aug 2020 12:30 AM CDT
I’m grateful that I’m able to help in this crisis, grateful that my family and I are all well, and grateful for my doggies!
  • Posted Mon 03 Aug 2020 09:08 PM CDT
I am thankful for coffee, my fur babies, and my family.
  • Posted Mon 03 Aug 2020 08:37 PM CDT
I am grateful for my family (immediate and extended).
I am grateful that none of my family members got sick from the pandemic.
I am grateful that both I and my spouse did not lose our employment during these trying times.
  • Posted Mon 03 Aug 2020 07:56 PM CDT
Grateful for my Religion, my Life, my health
Grateful for my spouse, my families, my friends and my colleagues
Grateful for my job, my community and it’s people 
  • Posted Mon 03 Aug 2020 06:28 PM CDT

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