I was back in the area where I grew up over the week-end, not too far from Ohope beach (see pic). As I walked along the beach I thought about how grateful I am to have grown up in New Zealand. And so grateful to be in New Zealand now, as the world we live in is so uncertain and changing.
There is plenty of empirical evidence that focusing on gratitude improves mental health, wellbeing and optimism and reduces anxiety, stress and depression. If you are not already doing it, take some time very day to focus on things you are grateful for.