I went on a road trip recently out to Arkansas and I got to thinking, man would it suck to get a flat tire or have any sort of car trouble out here. Fortunately nothing of the sort transpired, but it got me thinking about something else.
We get so upset over things like car trouble or other unexpected inconveniences - they ruin our day and our mood. On the flip side though, we rarely give thanks when things go well.
When everything goes smoothly, when we miss out on traffic or our baggage doesn’t get lost or we get tickets to that concert we really wanted to go to - we don’t celebrate.
We have this expectation that everything should always go like we planned, even though we all know life doesn’t work like that.
In the end, we all need to appreciate the good things that happen in life, just as much as we disdain the frustrating ones.
In short, give thanks for the good.