Some of the blogs, articles, and other communique that I've been reading lately have made mention to this idea. And it's definitely not a new one, but it's a good one to stumble upon from time to time.
Just stop and live in the moment. Observe what's around you and be thankful. (This is a general reminder to me as well; I'm not trying to be ultra-didactic.)
This thought struck me last Sunday as I was emptying my EnviroVac in the backyard. I just took a minute, looked around, and realized that all the things that I allow to bother me and get me down are pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things. This is a view from my back yard. (The corn belongs to the neighbors.)
I'm thankful for my general health (stomach bug aside) and for having every material thing I really need. I'm thankful for blogs and chocolate and paper and (oh yeah!) friends. And for you for reading my blog. Have a great weekend, everyone!