A friend sent this to me last week, and I thought it would be good for a little Thursday morning perspective. While these are extreme examples, they serve as good reminders. The emotional, mental and physical trials we face are certainly real for us, and we must endure them to learn and to become stronger; and often it is difficult to see good in our lives while we’re in the midst of our troubles. These little notes serve as reminders that it could always be worse. We have to be thankful for the good that prevails in our lives, even when there are areas that we would like to see improved.

Wishing you a peaceful, productive weekend filled with gratitude for what is, as opposed to despair over what could be.