First, thanks to the admins and mods of this forum. Thank you for investing your time for free. I would really miss it if it was gone, and I bet many others would miss it, too. But the reason I started this thread was that I need a personal reminder to practice thankfulness on a daily basis. For those who are in mourning or for whom things are really rough it might sound odd. I have had moments in this life where I felt the same, like, who am I trying to fool? Everything looks grey when you lost a loved one or are unhappily in love, but the colors still are there, you just don't see them. When all is going well, we tend to take too many things for granted. We sometimes only notice that they were not when they are gone. We tend to overlook what we still have when we are suffering from a loss or are going through a particularly stressful phase. Now, practicing gratitude, on a more down-to-earth level, can be seen as a psychological or maybe philosophical "trick" as it redirects the mindset towards the positive a bit (which has nothing to do with being ignorant or denying that injustice, pain and suffering do exist). It also may change how others react to us. Some believe that gratitude brings more things to be grateful for in our lives. On a more spiritual level, this is a way of spiritual practice and can help with shifting perspective. Be it as that may, there is no harm in trying. And look for things to be thankful for. And those who insist on seeing everything as absolutely negative best just ignore this thread. So what are you grateful for? I am grateful to have a loving husband. For every moment that pesky cat grants me to spend with him. For my computer as I would have a hard time to listen to guided meditations or to exchange ideas with people from all over the world without it. There are many other things, but now it's your turn.