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Gratitude List in the Time of Coronavirus by Ginger Keller Gannaway

Gratitude List in the Time of Coronavirus

by Ginger Keller Gannaway

Every morning while I “sit ugly” and drink my coffee, I meditate and pray. Part of my routine is reading my gratitude list. However, in these crazy coronavirus times I cannot enjoy all the things from my recent past: “Live Music” “Movie Theaters” “Dinner with Friends and Family.” So now I slow down for a new gratitude list.


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Slow down

1. Netflix movies & Better Things on FX

better things

Indiewire Review of Better Things

2. Take-out from local restaurants(Cavalier’s burgers and deviled eggs)cavalier

3. Hospice Angels who FaceTime me when they’re with my dadGratitude of hands

4. Bird Song & wild flowers on dog walksgratitude flowers

5. Nature WalksIMG_0524

6. Reading and Writing Time


What new things are you grateful for?


I grew up as a crooked girl who dealt with a mild case of cerebral palsy. In a small Cajun town during the 1960s, I relied on my little sisters' support and energy to give me confidence and our grandma's movie theater to help me escape when life's "pas bon" moments overwhelmed me.

7 thoughts on “Gratitude List in the Time of Coronavirus by Ginger Keller Gannaway

  1. Thanks, Ginger for the reminder that gratitude is an attitude! I am grateful for playing gin rummy and dominoes with Boo and actually having fun! I am grateful for our renewed friendship with each other. love you

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    1. Nancy, of course I’m thankful for your constant support with life issues and your writing friend wisdom! Love you back!
      Also, I bet you start beating Boo at cards before too long! I’m betting on you.


  2. Yes! Attitude of gratitude! Thanks for the reminder. I, too, am grateful to birdsong when I go on walks around our neighborhood. I have more than once actually envied the birds, as I realize that their lives are not affected by all of this. Iā€™m grateful for a big trampoline in our backyard so my boys can get their seemingly endless energy out. Iā€™m grateful for my friends, with whom I can still laugh and cry about all of the things. Iā€™m grateful for Luke, who still has job security and puts himself at risk today and every day as a firefighter. And Iā€™m grateful for my family, who has been staying more connected than ever, even though trips and events to see each other have been cancelled. Iā€™m grateful for my boys, who still love me even though my patience is thinner than ever, and whose hugs feel like medicine. Love you!!

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    1. Wow, Jessie! I cannot imagine how hard this brave new world has been for you. Your gratitude list shows your strength and love and optimism. Also, you remind me of when my 3 boys were young and like wild pups tumbling through the house but I only had them home for the summer & we had not heard of “shelter in place). So glad you have your tramboline!!! And your HERO HUSBAND. Give them all hugs for me.


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