10 Things I am Grateful During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated: 6 days ago

Fear can make our minds fixated on what is lacking, uncertain, and dangerous. It is the natural survival mechanism.

While it is important to acknowledge the potential danger and be proactive through our actions (e.g., take preventive measures, reach out, offer support, run errands in a timely manner), it is helpful to have a solid foundation by extending our awareness to what we have. Medium level of anxiety is the ideal place to tackle any challenges.

Here are 10 things I feel grateful for today.

  1. I am grateful that I have a warm and safe apartment to stay, with running hot water, quiet most of the time, steady electricity, and comfortable furniture.

  2. I am grateful that I have a stable and affordable internet connection, which allows me to learn, publish, interact with others online.

  3. I am grateful that my computer runs well, which allows me to continue to work, study, manage errands, create music, and meaningful content.

  4. I am grateful that I have friends around the world who care about me and stay connected during this global crisis.

  5. I am grateful that I can eat delicious meals cooked by my mom every day.

  6. I am grateful that my mom and I can hug each other every day and exercise together.

  7. I am grateful that there are so much amazing music, movies, and shows available at my fingertips.

  8. I am grateful for the people who are showing kindness, determination, love, understanding during this time.

  9. I am grateful for my resiliency.

  10. I am grateful for my creativity that is helping me to solve problems and navigate the unknown.

What are you feeling grateful for? Please comment below to share your grateful thoughts with me!

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