Today I realized that I should be thankful for more than I often am.
I was in a car crash this morning, my first. Let me tell you, it was not enjoyable. Thankfully, no one was involved except myself (since it was around 5:20 a.m., hardly anyone was on the road), and thankfully I came out okay. A little sore, a little freaked out, really sad, but okay.
However, it could have been worse. And in any case, starting your day off like that pretty much puts a damper on the rest of it. (Which it did.)
So today, I am thankful for life. My life, specifically. Okay, that sounds selfish, but really. I am thankful that my support system extends through my entire family, all my coworkers, and all of my friends.
One of my friends told me today that she starts off her day by writing down things that she’s thankful for. I naturally tend toward pessimism realism, so this is something that would be incredibly hard. But what a great idea!
I think I’m going to try.