Find ways to be thankful in the moment, even if the moment is difficult. This is not always an easy task but the more you practice, the easier it becomes.
When in the middle of an argument, ask yourself what are you thankful for when it comes to the other person. When you do this you may find the argument isn’t that important. You don’t have to always agree but there is always something to be thankful for. When someone is yelling at me, I remind myself why I care enough about that person to persist in the discussion. Sometimes I am thankful that I am able to walk away. Other times I am thankful that I don’t take on hurtful things that are said to me. Whatever it is, I can find something to be thankful for.
If your muscles are hurting and it is difficult to walk, be thankful you can. Every step, every breath, every heartbeat is something to be thankful for.
If your heart is breaking, be thankful that you have loved, not everyone finds a love like that. If we didn’t love, we wouldn’t hurt. The pain will ease, when it does, focus on the happy memories that came with loving.
If you are feeling alone, know that you are not. God is with you, each and every step of the way. Be thankful in the knowing that you are his and loved by him.
Whatever moment you are in, stop and ask yourself what you are thankful for and then be thankful in the moment.