Our default is to see the negative. That is how the mind tends to work, unless you were brought up in a different culture. Our western culture is not trained to always think positively. My first thought in the morning is about the mild pain in my left hip and not how lucky I am to simply be alive.
So it's good we have a holiday like Thanksgiving - a day when we are thankful out loud. A day that gives us time to pause and remember all the things we DO have;
These are so much more than so many people in the world are granted and for that I am always thankful.
What are you thankful for?