Shawn Mendes Posts Shirtless Photo as He Shares What He's Grateful For: 'My Health, My Family'

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We're grateful for you, Shawn!

On Wednesday, Shawn Mendes shared the first photo of himself this year: a serene shirtless selfie as he shared his gratitude list.

"Grateful 💙," the Canadian singer, 22, wrote. "The sun, coffee, my health, my family, old Mariah Carey songs, music, humans!!!"

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Mendes has lots to be grateful for after the release of his album Wonder in early December — he described dropping his album as "freedom."

"I know I really feel like I created an album that feels like freedom," he told Entertainment Tonight after its release. "I felt very free just making it. I felt like this is music that I love to listen to, this is music I want to hear, this is music I want to make and it's gorgeous for that reason."

"The album is like a reflection of my life at the moment, or, rather, over the last six to seven months," Mendes told the outlet. "I had a big moment of anxiety and fear, and I felt like I wasn't able to make music at the top of the year. And I think that was all coming from a place of fear, of people not liking the music I made, or fear of maybe not being able to make music better than I made in the past ... and it was kind of choking me as a songwriter."

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Mendes' girlfriend Camila Cabello started the year in a similar fashion, sharing a list of positive affirmations.

"May we all be happy and peaceful. May we all be healthy and safe," the 23-year-old wrote. "May we all be free from suffering and fear. May we all be strong and feel like we belong."

"Happy New Year ❤️," she ended her note.