I awakened early with great anxiety. Feelings of loneliness and separation overwhelmed me. Then I remembered to write my gratitude. Start Gratitude, a practice of mental cleansing. All of the heaviness I felt lifted, and suddenly I felt as if I could cope. All of my despair over recent losses and anticipated losses disappeared, with the practice of gratitude....I am grateful for the love in my life; the aloneness...it is a time to develop gratitude and finish projects, to be real about what I can accomplish, and what I cannot. Gratitude is about reality, reality without anxiety and loss permeating. Please keep posting your experiences of gratitude. It is a bond for us that comes without obligation or regret.