i think that it's worth taking time every once in awhile- ok, actually i think it's worth taking the time very often, to notice the good things in your life and say thank you in some way - to god, to the universe, to fate, to the flying spaghetti monster, to nothing at all, whatever. the very act of noticing and recognizing that it doesn't have to be that way is an incredibly powerful positive force.
today is a day when i feel overwhelmed by how lucky i am. maybe i'm just being emotional or sentimental today, i don't know. regardless, i've been incredibly fortunate in the circumstances in my life. i am surrounded by people who love and support me. i have every opportunity open to me. there are so many people in this world for whom one or both of those statements are simply not true.
i'm not saying every moment has been easy and wonderful. i know that life isn't perfect. i know that the real trials are still to come. but, for today at least, my ducks are (mostly) in a row and life is good. i am happy and grateful.