One of the most important things to learn in life is thankfulness. We should always, though it may not be easy, take the time to appreciate what we have even when we feel unsatisfied. Always remember there is someone in a far worse situation than yourself. So here are a few things you should be thankful for that you may typically take for granted during the hectic pace of life:
Next time you complain about how small your house or apartment is, be thankful you have a roof over your head and don’t have to live on the streets or in a homeless shelter.
If you work at a place you can’t stand, be thankful to at least have a job. Especially when you consider the unemployment rate in this country.
Next time you have a headache or fever, be thankful you don’t have a terminal illness.
If you think your parents are too harsh and get on your nerves, be thankful you have parents that actually care. Many people wish they had parents who paid them attention (this is more for kids and teens).
When you complain about how hot it is outside, be thankful that you live in a country where you have easy access to drinkable water.
When you look at your car and think “I hate this piece of junk,” be thankful to at least have a vehicle to get you from point A to point B.
If you have problems with your siblings, then be thankful you at least have siblings to have problems with. I recently watched a show about this young guy who grew up with five brothers, and sadly, he’s the only one alive. One of his most famous quotes is, “I used to be a brother. Now I’m not even a brother.”
Most important, be thankful to wake up and experience a new day because a family somewhere has to bury their loved one on today.