Even during challenging times, a gratitude practice can help maintain our mental health. We asked what you were grateful for in 2020 with a 30-Second Survey. Here is a selection of answers.
“I am grateful for love, family, second chances and my life.”
“The support of friends and family.”
“I’m grateful that my son with mental illness is alive.”
“I am grateful for nurses and doctors. Up until about three weeks ago, this was not as high on my list. But now that my dad is off a ventilator and on the slow road to recovery, I see clearly how hard they are working to combat this horrible virus.”
“I’m extremely thankful for my family. Since being home for 9 months now, we have adapted to one another in ways I never could have imagined. We are able to spend more time to together, time that I had always wished I had before the pandemic, time that I will never get back, time that I am so glad I have to spend with my family.”
“I am incredibly grateful to my NAMI family for such a wonderful source of support for me and my family in what turned out to be a very rough year.”
“I am grateful for my friends, family, and NAMI community for helping me feel supported and connected during these especially challenging times. Also: let’s hear it for the technology that helps us stay virtually connected!”
“I am truly grateful for the family and friends that have stuck by me in all my ups and downs. All the people that have encouraged me and helped me see my worth.”
What are YOU grateful for? Share your answer!
Find out more about how gratitude can improve mental health.