Thankfulness is a key christian virtue. Or is it a discipline? Yeah, I think it is a discipline. I think it is something demanding we are to do more than once a year- maybe more than once a day! It is key to handling stress and depression. So take a look at Sheila Mosse's list to see if you find a few additional things to be thankful for today.
Be thankful when you are feeling down, someone else is always worse off than you are.
Be thankful for small things to worry about, they give us practice for the big stuff.
Be thankful if getting old and fat is the worse thing that you have to worry about.
Be thankful for laughter... as long as it doesn’t break anything.
Be thankful we don’t have to pay for sunrises or sunsets as we could never afford one.
Be thankful for having too much work to do, that’s job insurance.
Be thankful you are free to vote your choice... even if there is no choice worth voting for.
Be thankful for friends even if they are aggravating. They probably feel the same way about you.
Be thankful for uncertainty as it gives you more time to make a decision.
Be thankful when you make a mistake that you can always blame someone else... or the dog.
Be thankful that if you don’t have time to wait, you can wait until you have more time.
Be thankful when someone says you are wrong. It gives you a chance to prove otherwise.
Be thankful that you have right to say what you think, especially when what you think isn’t worth saying.
Be thankful that the best things in life are free. This gives you more cash to spend on the other best things.
Be thankful that if you can’t avoid making a mistake you can at least avoid repeating it.
Be thankful that there are always things to smile about – even if you sometimes forget what they are.
Be thankful for needs that are met, especially if they are met in way different than what you expected.
Be thankful for finishing last because you have more opportunity to do better the next time.
Be thankful for sticky stuff, greasy spots, and blemishes, they help us remember we are not perfect.
Be thankful for stress - it motivates us to make changes.
Be thankful there is always enough blame to go around, so you can share it if you need to.
Be thankful for the fast lane; it gets the people that are speeding off your bumper.
Be thankful to see things as they might be instead of the way they are.
Be thankful for animals; they help us to remember that we are human.
Be thankful we don’t always get what we deserve, as what we deserve may be worse than what we get.
Be thankful that when you’ve seen it all and done it all, that you don’t have do it again.