every single day i make a ginormous effort to be grateful. the honest truth is that it’s easier said than done. i’m not going to pretend that i say my prayers every single night or that i never ever take anything for granted. we as society however, have a ritual to remind ourselves on thanksgiving. but what about the other 364 days? what about the day after, when we eat the leftovers? and the day after that, when we’re putting up the tree? sometimes life’s bitter moments distract us from the sweet ones. and sometimes you just have to make a list like the one below. a compilation of all the little things which have made you happy. those things you can reflect on, even when all you want to do is cry. after the tears, and (even) during the struggles remember to be grateful for life’s small blessings.