'Tis the season to be grateful and thankful for the positive things in our lives. During the holidays, we have the opportunity to reflect and express our thankfulness for friends, families, abilities, opportunities and more.
I believe in order for us to be grateful for things in life, we must have an internal meter of sorts. For some reason, I still remember an evening in junior high. A book report was due the next day and I had not finished reading the book. I recall feeling that this was absolutely the end of the world and my despair and panic was intense. I got through that and now many years later cannot comprehend how I thought this was such an intensely stressful moment. My perspective meter was young and not fully calibrated yet.