The season of gratitude should be all year long if we knew what was really good for us. We’ve been told to count our blessings everyday, but did you today? Do it with your prayers every night and/or every morning. Do it with your exercises, morning tall glass of water, or while brushing your teeth. Just pick a regular time of the day that you always do the same thing and add this very simple and profoundly, beneficial activity. Count things like your family, a roof, a full stomach, your ability to move around, see, hear, and speak. Then move onto the things that you would like in the future. Ask as if it’s already been given and give thanks for it in the future. This is an awesomely rewarding mindset to gain.
Once you’ve gotten really good at being grateful for all of your blessings, why don’t you consider giving thanks for more troubling things, your lessons in life? I am sure there have been times when you had initially thought that something that happened to you was not so good, even bad; and then you later realized that it wasn’t so bad after all. It was actually pretty good.
A good measure of wisdom is how quickly we can see the good in each of life’s events and conversely, how quickly we can the “negative”, or the balance when we only see a benefit in something. Strangely ironic as it is; there is often just as much good in something as there is bad- a bitter sweetness if you will.
The longer I live, the more often and the more quickly I see this in just about everything. I suspect that it is truly in all things but my human emotions play tricks on some of the more severe scenarios for a while still.
I urge you to give it a whirl; start being thankful for your lessons, your trials, your errors. You may just find this the most beneficial and truthful thing to be thankful for in your life. Thank you for your time and may God continue to bless you and abundantly the rest of your days.