Isn’t it true that when even one thing is out of order in our lives,it can draw our attention away from the thousands of things that are in order?The car breaks down.When that happens, we’re not thinking anymore,well, the hot water heater is working fine,the dishwasher is carrying on without a hitch,the vaccuum cleaner,and plumbing are A-Ok.No, we’re going to feel inconvenienced and a bit frustrated until the car’s working again.

That’s not to mention that dealing with life’s frustrations needs to be a picnic.It’s just good to remember that expressing gratitude for the great things in our lives can keep us from becoming overwhelmed by difficulties and languishing in ugly attitudes.