I am truly thankful for so many things that this contest is not at all difficult for me and let me tell you why that is.
About 20 years ago I had an appointment with my chiropractor who I had been seeing for a very long time and I always noticed how happy he was no matter what was going on around him or in his personal life.
So one day I asked him, "Jim how do you always stay so happy" and he responded, "I think writing a thank you letter to God every morning gets me on the happy path for the day, and I do so every morning while I have my coffee".
I looked at him like he was crazy and he looked at me and said: "Beth give it a go it really works". I then responded with "so you want me to write a thank you letter every day to God", and he responded with "yes", and I responded with "for what"?
After that response, he blasted me with "For what... how about starting with the fact that you can walk, then how about that you have the money for treatment.... blah, blah, blah... and he finished with... "Next time you come in to see me bring a list of 100 things that you want to Thank God for ". I truly looked at him like he had lost his mind but knowing and loving Jim I agreed to do so.
Till this day I'm not sure how I ever made that list, but I did and now if Jim asked me to give him a list of a thousand things that I want to Thank God for I know it would be a very easy task.
Writing a daily thank you letter to God turned out to be the best thing I have ever done. Over 20 years have passed since I agreed to write that list for Dr. Jim and every morning since then unless I'm in an impossible situation I write a thank you letter to God.
One of the things I recently thanked God for was truck drivers. I never gave them a thought and then for whatever reason I started thinking about what our lives would be like if we didn't have truck drivers. I mean just take a minute and think about that.... how would we get all that we have and need if not for truck drivers???
Driving a truck all day and even all night for some can't be an easy job but I tell you the truth when I tell you that since that thank you that I sent to God I always feel thankful when I see one on the road and ask that God bless them always.
I will always be thankful to Jim for telling me to write that list and just maybe after reading my story you will give it a go and then watch how your life changes.