This is so great! Many years ago I began keeping a small notebook by the bed and the last thing I do every night is write a tiny 5-item gratitude list. It looks an awful lot like yours here. During the day I’ll think how wonderful it is to have hot and cold running water or how happy I am to no longer have to worry about the electricity or the phone getting cut off due to non-payment. When I have to send Sallie (f*&$ing) Mae her monthly cut, I try to remember how lucky I am to have it to send. I especially like your one about being able to move without pain. While my brain chemistry seems to be fairly stable these days, as a good friend once put it, every February I come down with cancer. We’re in for the dark days and this read was a needed bit of sunshine. Thanks!

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