We've all heard it many times and in many ways during our lives. Count your blessings, give thanks, feel lucky for what you have, think of people who don't have anything....
I'm not sure exactly when it occurred to me but one day I really understood what it meant to be grateful. Not just for the good but for everything! The light came on when I realized that no matter what the circumstance, someone else's stuggle was more difficult and I had learned something valuable.
Practicing extreme gratitude has truly changed my life. I trust that everything that occurs is for my highest good even if it is painful - sometimes especially if it is painful! Those can be the best lessons of all.
Every single day I see or hear something in the world and I know that without question I am blessed and fortunate in every possible way and for that I will always be grateful!