Has anyone ever told you, "Be grateful because there is always someone worse of than you?" How comforting is that when you are facing a very dark situation or time? Today is the one year anniversary since my mom had a very serious surgery during her cancer treatment. If there is one major lesson I learned from my mom during this time it was to be grateful. Yes, she had cancer and yes she was going through major surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, but she was grateful for every second of every day and she still lives her life like there may be no tomorrow. It is important to be grateful and focus on the positives in life. It definitely is not the easiest habit to get into but if you can train yourself to follow every negative thought or statement with two or three positive statements, eventually it will become a habit. I had a great friend in high school that everytime she heard me say something negative about myself, she would demand I say three nice things about myself. If she heard me speaking unkind of someone else, she made me say three nice things about them. At first, it seemed ridiculous, but it has become a great habit. There are many things to always be grateful for. Before your feet even hit the floor in the morning, you can be grateful for waking up. Before you leave your house to go to work in the morning, you can be grateful for a house to leave and a job to go to. Those who are grateful make room for more things to be grateful for. So, I am going to list ten things I am grateful for: 1) My partner and daughter 2) My parents and our relationship 3) My health 4) My home 5) Fall weather 6) Exercise 7) My animals 8) Healthy food 9) Quiet time in the morning 10) Having a passion What are you grateful for? I challenge you to make a list and remember that you can always find something to grateful for : ) Have a fabulous day my friends!!