I find it so easy to get caught up in the minutia of everyday life. But now and then, and especially when I hear about tragic events or friends who endure more hardship than anyone should have to bear, and especially on the anniversary of a terrifying day that changed my life, I am reminded to be so very grateful. I am most grateful for my family, my family’s health, my friends, my career, our security, our home, and our happiness. Whenever I feel down or overwhelmed, I make it a practice to list the things for which I am grateful. My gratitude list always cheers me up, motivates me, and makes me recognize how truly fortunate I am. I am going to try to implement the idea of starting today, and every day, with a grateful heart.