I’ve realized recently that I am becoming a cynic and bitter, and I don’t like it. So, in an effort to shift my mindset I’m going to try and adopt an attitude of gratitude.
With all my problems (I think) I have I am pretty fortunate: I have my health, I have a well paying job, I have family and friends who love, care, and support me, I have money in the bank, I have food… and so much more. There are many people who do not have those things. Some of my students are homeless. Some of them don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Some of them are dealing with cancer, abuse, or family members with substance abuse problems. Who am I to complain? So, when I start complaining about how bad I think my life is I am going to try and stop and think about others and be grateful for everything I have in my life.