Originally posted on Tracie Louise Photography:

Much has been said about the benefits of Gratitude and of displaying a grateful attitude.  I have seen wondrous developments in my own life as a result of expressing gratitude on a regular basis.

Of course it’s easy to be grateful when you have obvious things to be grateful for.  Not so easy when things are not going according to plan.  Even harder still, when you are facing some form of personal or financial crisis.

I counselled a woman recently who had undergone a tremendous personal tragedy…. the kind of loss that one cannot even image unless you have gone through it yourself.  Telling this friend to be grateful sounded kind of trite. But I still firmly believed in the merits of finding (and preferably listing) things to be grateful for, even in the face of tragedy.  No matter how challenging our difficulties may seem… we can still find things…

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