You can be grateful for the sun, the rain, the snow, the beauty of nature, the green of grass, the glory of trees, the color of flowers, the presence of animals, the food you eat.
You can be grateful that you have a computer on which to read this article.
If you have health, you can be grateful for that.
If you have friends, you can be grateful for them.
If you have a mate, children, a home, a car, a job, you can be grateful for them.
It is not the person or the situation or the event or the past or anything else that is causing your unhappiness - it is your choice to complain about it instead of discovering what is wonderful about it and being grateful for it.
At any given moment, we each get to choose which part of ourselves we want to express - our ego wounded self who lives in our mind, or true, essential Self who lives in our heart and soul.
If you decide to trust your mind over your heart and soul, you will likely find yourself noticing what you don't like and complaining about it in order to attempt to control it.
Your true Self, the aspect of you that is connected with your higher Source of love and truth, lives in the present and feels grateful for the opportunity to express love and appreciation for all that is.
The really great thing is that, given that we are beings of free will, we get to choose to who we want to be, each and every moment!
Copyright © 2008 Dr. Margaret Paul
--- Submitted by Lauren C. --- New Jersey
Margaret Paul, Ph.D. Inner Bonding Educational Technologies, Inc. http://www.innerbonding.com