Be obsessively grateful. Are we? Do we realize what a great life we have? Do we realize that we live in the most independent and magnificent country in the world? Do we know that we have more opportunities, more life to live then ever before?
I am not so sure, when I see any kind of news. News is depressing, and news, unfortunately, doesn't tell us how well we are doing. They point out our flaws, magnify them, and make it seem like everything is going terribly. It isn't. It isn't often that tragedy affects us personally, but it is magnified when it is on 24 hours a day. A Sparkfriend just had someone in her town killed by a kid with a gun. A senseless robbery. An awful thing, again with someone with a gun. Senseless violence is just that, senseless. Let's take our Country back.
So, do we look at everything as though it all is terrible, or are we grateful for every sunrise, every gorgeous day, even the beauty of the flowers and trees outside? Are we grateful for our families, for our friends, for our life? Are we always in awe of our bodies, and how much they can take from us, eating too much garbage, and being able to bounce back?
Are we grateful for ourselves, for our perserverence, for our positive outlook, for our very lives? Not often enough. We need to stop those negative voices, and let gratefulness win, every single time. Take time to love yourself, be grateful for your body, for it's magnificent evolutionary engineering, for it's capacity to keep on ticking, no matter what. Be grateful for healthy food and exercise. Be grateful for life. This is all you get.