Especially when going through a crisis, we can easily forget the good things in life. A good way to remember ways we are blessed is to keep a gratitude journal. Every night or every week, you can simply record a few things you’re grateful for. You will be amazed at the difference you feel. You will start to recognize more and more things you’re grateful for. Hopefully, life will not seem quite so dreary. Abusive situations are extremely difficult and draining, but if you can find even one tiny reason to smile, it can make a big difference.