Sometimes you just need to dump it all out on the page.

If today is that day for you, try this multi-part Story Starter. Take each ordered prompt on its own, without thinking about what comes next. Just write:

1. “My ‘every day normal’ looks like….”

2. “But just two months ago, ‘normal’ was….”

3. “I can’t wait for the day….”

4. “Yet right here and now, I am so grateful for….”

Make sure you write all the way through number four. Then consider:

What changed from the beginning of your “vomit draft” to its ending?

I hope that you felt your heart make a shift as you moved through the present moment into gratitude, and a future where we no longer take the little things for granted.

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