Count your blessings.
So much of the time we focus on what's wrong with things; The world, our life, our situation and our self. I'd like you to try something. Set aside a period of time that you can focus (I know many of you are busy with kids, jobs or life, but try), take out a pen and paper, and start to write down your blessings. Please do this away from the computer.
Start with something basic. Maybe, "I woke up this morning," or "My wonderful kids," etc. As you continue to write down your blessings, start to think about decisions you made one way, that if you made another could have had devastating results. Maybe a person you *could* have married, but didn't. Sometimes blessings aren't what you have, but where you are in life. We all could be far worse.
As you continue to list out blessings, start to think of people that are a blessing to you. Life is not a solitary journey. People are put in our path for a reason. Some people come along for difficult times in our life to get us through. Even though those people may not be around now, they were sent to us for a time and a purpose. Never forget good friends and those who were friends for a season.
As you look over your list, notice things that last. Money goes away, health may fail, people may fail you, but notice blessings that are lasting. Those you can build the rest of your life upon. Now that you've made your list, put in in a place you can refer to it when you need to. Add to it, if you think to as time goes on.
Now picture in your mind someone making a list of blessings for them. Would you be on someone's (hopefully more than one person's) list? You don't need to ask anyone if it would be the case, but think about it. We don't live forever. We have a short time on this earth, and the time we have is the time we need to use. You have captured your blessings on a list, but remember the greatest blessing in life is to be a blessing to others.
Have a great day.