Finding things to be thankful for is a bit of an art. And, unfortunately, an art that many of us are unfamiliar with. Have you ever noticed how when you buy a new, red minivan that you'll notice all the red minivans on the road? The reason is that we're looking for them. There aren't any more around than yesterday. You're just of a mindset to notice them.
I believe that the same thing is true of things to be thankful for. Our life is probably no better or worse than the day before. But if we're looking to find good things, then we're more likely to see them. So instead of looking for red minivans, how about looking for the good things that will happen in your day today?
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