Do you have those days when you just don’t feel great? Things just aren’t going your way, and you start to get irritable.

I had a day like that last week. I was unhappy for no apparent reason. I decided to share my feelings with Pete, a fellow nurse. The conversation went something like this;

Me: I just feel unhappy today. Do you ever feel unhappy?

Pete: I have those days sometimes, but when I do, I think about how lucky I am.

Pete went on to tell me how grateful he is to have a job. There are many people with no jobs. He went on to say how grateful he is to have a car even though it is an old one. He remembers the day he had to wait for the bus, and in the winter, he would be freezing.

He said how grateful he was to be able to afford his rent. He remembers the days he lived in someone’s basement because that’s all he could afford.

After speaking to me, it gave me a wake-up call. I needed to hear this and remind myself of how fortunate I am.

Be grateful

Whenever you feel things are not going your way, take a moment and be grateful for all the blessings you have today. Good health, a job, a loving family even a good warm meal.

What are you grateful for today?


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