We all have so much for which to be grateful. Even if we are currently under the weather, or experiencing difficult financial times, there is always someone else who is experiencing even a deeper level of devastation. If I am tired, I think how fortunate I am for my warm bed to go home to. When I feel that I’ve put too much on my plate, with too much work, I express gratitude that I have a plate, and a career that I love waking up to. For the past 12 years, I continue my fulfilling commitment to myself each morning with gratitude for all that the day will bring, and to drift off to sleep each night whispering, “Thank you” for all that I experienced. My days are filled with happiness, and the minute I hear myself complain, I look for my silver lining. It’s never taken more than the next breath to find it. Find opportunities to point out successes, achievements and reasons for gratitude, to raise your family’s awareness for all that they have. Raising today’s children with a sense of entitlement will keep them wanting more, never able to appreciate what they already wake up to. Read the full article “The gift of giving offers plenty of opportunity”.