When its hard to be thankful


I find it hard to be thankful sometimes. It’s not that I don’t have things to be thankful for, it’s that I only wish the things that bothered me would leave or go my way. Thankfulness is an attitude and when it’s hard to find, it’s usually a change in perspective that will remedy the situation. It’s hard to be happy when you’re staring at all the negative in your life. 

The average person will live for around 30,000 days and if you’re reading this post, you’ve likely already used several of them. How’s that for perspective? 

You don’t really get that much time on this planet. And how many of those precious few days that we get, do we spend on being upset, or waiting for the next thing to happen? 

Have you ever killed time? If you have you may want to reevaluate your priorities. You can never get it back and can never buy more of it.

These are the things I think about when I find it hard to feel thankful. Being thankful is all about perspective. If you find that you’re aren’t feeling very thankful, you may want to change your lenses out. 

So if you find yourself surviving the holidays instead of enjoying them, just remember that you won’t get them back. It may make more sense to look at the situation differently, choose to find the positive and dwell on that.  


Johnathan Coker is a founder of Enspire Productions and a teacher at Chisholm Trail Academy