I feel strongly about this right now and need to get it off my chest:

I really, really, really love my life.

Everything isn’t swimming along right now. In fact, I may be in the middle of one of the most trying long-term periods of my life, but I have Mike Nelson beside me. I’m learning a lot of good things about God. My parents are happy and healthy and we’re very close (emotionally; reasonably close geographically). My brother is in a happy marriage. We have an inordinate number of great friends. Every last one of my physical needs is being met – food, shelter, clothing, love, etc.

I think we could all stand to recognize this more often. Most of us have really terrific lives, but we camp out on the negativity and miss a lot of good stuff.