From an early age many of us were taught to say thank you as a way of being polite. We didn't really know what this meant, but of course we said it because it was the right thing to do. It's usually said when something is given to us or someone does something for us. But have you ever thought of saying thank you when you've lost your job, when you've experienced heat-break, or when things just aren't going your way? If I was asked this question several years ago, my answer would've been, "no."
I've learned that It's important to remain in a constant state of gratitude. A good way to think of it is each little thing that happens is on purpose. There is a lesson to be learned from everything that you are going through. Be thankful and appreciative of all that you have, and all that you've yet to receive.
It only takes one second to shift your thoughts. Once you're aware of your complaints, think of all that you have to be thankful for. Write it down if you have to. Expressing gratitude at all times opens the door for more things to be grateful for. Set an intention to give thanks at all times and slowly but surely gratitude will start to change your attitude!
“When you change the way you look at things-the things you look at change.” –Wayne Dyer