It’s hard for most people to stay optimistic knowing that we currently live in a world filled with frequent uncertainties and instabilities. Every time we turn on the television, open a newspaper, or check our social media feeds each day, there’s bound to be some form of bad news threatening to ruin our day and turn on the negativity in our heads.

It’s times like this when you wish it could be the Christmas season every day because you want to feel nothing but optimism and gratitude for all of the tidings and blessings that God has given you. Expressing thanks for the good things in life is encouraged since this helps you cope with all the negative stuff happening in the world and puts everything in clear perspective for you. It’s possible to channel the Christmas spirit every day when you remember these important reasons to be grateful about your life.

 

Life

Every moment that you breathe in the air and enjoy the warmth of the sun against your skin is truly a blessing from God. The life He has given you is something to be cherished and nurtured, and because of that, this is the chief thing that must be on top of your gratitude list. Don’t take your life for granted because you never know when it will be your last day on earth.

 

Health

Central to being alive is the presence of good health because a healthy body is a sign that we are taking good care of the gift that God has bestowed upon us. We need to be thankful for every single aspect that contributes to the foundation of optimal holistic health. From the type of food that we eat to the kind of information that we nourish our minds, we must thank God for providing us with everything that we could ever need to sustain ourselves for an entire lifetime.

 

Family

The strongest emotional support you will ever get comes from your family. Even if you have rocky relationships with your parents, siblings, or extended relatives, you must never forget the adage that blood is thicker than water. Consider yourself lucky if you have a family whose love for you is unconditional and completely devoted despite your flaws and shortcomings. Take the time whenever you can to thank every single one of your immediate family members, as well as your extended relatives, for always being there in your life when you need them.

 

Friends

You may not be able to choose your family, but God has given you the free will to choose the kind of friends you want to have in your life. Some friends might not last, but the real ones who stay with you through thick and thin are the ones that you must treasure forever. Outside of your family, your friends are another source of emotional support during times that you need serious advice on matters of consequence. Be thankful of your friends because they add value and color to your amazing life.