I thought it would be a nice idea to start a thread to acknowledge the things we are grateful for. It can be for anything, the animals in our lives, people, meaningful interactions, random acts of kindness, things in nature, the weather, politics, small things/moments, anything really. I find it helps me a lot, when I'm at my darkest place to reflect on the things I am grateful for. Its these small things that help me keep going and give purpose/meaning to life when there otherwise is none.
Right now I am grateful for the people here, and all the support and kind words I've received through my darkest moments. I'm grateful for having a safe place to open up and share our struggles and talk about things that can't be spoken about anywhere else without fear of judgement. It is remarkable that this level of caring/support exists, we are just faceless people behind a screen, but it is so much more than that to me.