Put some gratitude in your attitude!

Stop! Remember what you have to be thankful for!

Put some gratitude in your attitude!

We can think of a hundred things wrong with our life…or even ten. But the best thing to focus on is one thing that’s right with our life. One time, I got a flat tire late at night on a dark country road in northern Israel. I was driving a Chevy van – and not a Volkswagon Beetle – and there was no way I could change that flat tire. And this was before cell phones. I sat on the side of the road, waiting. And as I waited I started with A and thought of what I had to be grateful for that began with A. I went all the way through the alphabet once and by the time I started again, help showed up.

I love that prayer, “Thank You for everything You have given me, everything You have taken away, and everything You have left me.”

What do you have to be thankful for today?

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About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is a writer living in northern Israel whose novel, A Remarkable Kindness, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in August. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, and other publications. Her first book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.
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