So, I made a conscious decision to be grateful. Why do I have these bills to pay? It's because I live in a place where there is readily-available and reliable water, electricity and gas, all provided directly to my home. It's because I own a car and can afford to have it registered, serviced and filled with petrol. It's because I am employed in a job I enjoy and am paid a fair salary for doing it.
I am grateful for all these things. Once I started looking around me, I lost count of other things for which I am grateful. The sun is shining today. My washing is drying on the clothesline in the sun. I am cooking a delicious lunch (capsicum and tomato stuffed with couscous and baked plus salmon). I have warmth at night and a safe place to live. I have friends and family. And my footy team won on the weekend.
Too many positives to count, really.
Now I feel suffused with contentment. My life is good and I am grateful for it.
What things make you feel grateful?