What to Write When There’s Nothing to Write

Some of you aren’t here reading this because you’re trying to get tips on writing. You may just be scrolling through the WordPress site looking at blog posts that pop up on your feed. Or maybe you stumbled here on accident because you liked the title of something or it even made you just a tad bit curious.

I’m going to get really real with you for a second. Writing isn’t for everyone. Writing isn’t always for me, specifically. Sometimes I struggle just to come up with a title to something and then writing an entire article seems absolutely daunting and overwhelming. But I do know when I struggle to write what I can always fall back on: gratitude.

Gratitude is a universal language all of our hearts speak. We are either aware of our state of gratitude or we are oblivious to how blessed we are. There usually isn’t an in-between. The reason there aren’t middle grounds for gratitude is simply because once you are aware of all of the blessings in your life, it’s kind of hard to be oblivious to them.  We become awestruck with all of the wonderful things in our life and our desire to be even more grateful spills over into every aspect of our lives.

Not sure what I’m describing? Never had a truly grateful experience?

Take a pen and paper or start a new notes tab on your phone/computer/tablet and begin jotting down what you are grateful for today. If the idea overwhelms you, just write three things today. Three things that you are grateful for today. That’s it. Nothing fancy. It could be “sleep, coffee, and it’s almost Friday.” (Although I encourage you to come up with something a little deeper than that.)

I challenge you to do this for one week. Write three gratitudes as soon as you rise in the morning every day for one week. I promise your perspective on life will be transformed.

What are you grateful for today? 

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