i am grateful for the small things, because it is this that makes up the stuff of our lives; the most important parts.
i keep a gratitude journal. i don't know who told me to do it, but someone did a few years ago when i was getting out of the military. it has helped me through so much, because at the end of the day, i look into my comings and goings and always find something to be grateful about. we have to. sometimes i tell myself there's nothing to be grateful about, especially when life hands you lemons, or worse: people you thought cared about you hand you those lemons! then it's not just abstract or nonspecific...
this can be so difficult at times, like the day i was diagnosed with type 1, but i must tell you, it hit me so hard that it was a gift to become the healthiest gal i can ever be, and therefore reach out to those with diabetes that i can someday help as a physician.
we can connect to others' joy and pain better when we are grateful, even for the small things.
much love and peace,