People often fail to notice the silver lining
There are many people who can testify to the fact that they have endured much suffering in their life but when they look back, they kind of count it as a gift. This might sound strange to many people – it’s not that these people wanted the suffering – they hated it and protested about it as loudly as they could. But nevertheless, they still had to endure it. In retrospect, many have testified how it deepened their inner beings immeasurably. Thing is, the bio-psycho-social-spiritual benefits of thankfulness are simply too many to count.
It is actually a good thing to be aware of the fact that just about all our experiences we encounter come with both negative and positive aspects. Even events that are physically and emotionally painful for us will often consist of psycho-spiritual benefits or blessings. These can come in the form of growing, learning, and healing. It is often that we need to work hard to find the positive so that we can unearth its wonderful gifts. Make time to invest in the energy to search consciously and closely for those gifts, but you will unearth them. Believe it, there is always, always something to be thankful for, despite how desperate and negative things around you may seem.