There are many blogs this time of the year discussing why you should be grateful. Some of them reference family, others reference friends…still others reference accomplishments of the year gone by. What about when you can’t be thankful though? What happens when the year has been awful, a family member has passed away or financial turmoil has struck your loved ones. Why happens when it seems impossible to be grateful?

Everyone has a point like this in their life. In fact, most people will hits a point like this several times in their life. It is important to remember that even though it seems dark and sad, the sun. will rise tomorrow. The trial you go through today may be the thing that makes you into the person you are supposed to be. This trial may also be something that allows you to help someone down the road that is going through the same thing.

So when it is hard to be grateful, don’t force it. Learn what you need to learn so you can move on and hopefully not end up in that same position next time. If you are in a good place, then. be EXTRA grateful now, so that when you can’t, you can really remember the good times that you have had in your past.