With all the bad that comes with this time of year, yes I am talking about our old friend depression, it is essential to talk about the things that we are grateful for in our mental health. It is the little things that make life worth living even when starting down lousy depression that is “known” during the fall and winter months of my life. So, here are ten things I am grateful for in my mental health– fall edition.
- Waking up knowing today is another opportunity.
- The amazingly different coffee flavors that are available at Starbucks.
- Finding inspiration for poetry writing outside in the beautiful fall days.
- The fact that it does not snow in this part of California.
- When it is cold outside, but I am inside with a nice cup of coffee or tea and writing post for my blog.
- Hearing the amazing stories of people triumphing when depression takes over.
- The rain. Interestingly enough I love to listen to the rain, and it always inspires me to write.
- Knowing I can share my mental illness experiences here with a positive community.
- Binge watching my favorite shows under a pile of blankets or reading a good book all weekend.
- Spending time with my nieces.
Positive lists are great for the soul and for your mental health. I could have easily added more to this list. So, what are the things you are grateful for during the fall? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.
Always Keep Fighting