Be Thankful for the Little Things this Thanksgiving, and Every Day

No matter where you are in your life, there’s somebody out there praying to be where you are.

 

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given was to be thankful for everything in your life, even the little things. I know this probably sounds pretty simple and like something everybody already knows, but let me explain it a little more.

 

Whether you’re working two jobs while also putting yourself through school, or living a happy, low-stress life while working your dream job, somebody would kill to be in your position.

 

Because of this, you should change the way you look at the things you “have to” do every day. You don’t “have to” wake up at 5 a.m. to go to work in the morning, you get to. There are people praying, and trying their hardest to get a job and chances are. You were, too, before you got yours.

 

College students are a perfect example; we all worked so hard through high school to make sure we’d get into our top schools and now that we’re here, we complain.

 

Even though we put so much of our time and effort into getting here, we still complain about waking up for 8 a.m. classes, walking in the cold from class to class or studying for exams.

 

Not only are these all things we once wanted so badly, but they’re things other people also want but perhaps can’t have. Many of the people who you graduated high school with that aren’t going to school right now most likely really wanted to, but couldn’t.

 

Once we obtain the things we once wanted with all of our beings, we take them for granted or even complain about having them.

 

By simply changing the word “have” to “get,” you remind yourself that you are blessed to be where you are and help yourself be more grateful each day.