There is a lot of talk nowadays about gratefulness – for us to be sure and count our blessings, and appreciate the good in our lives.  I agree with this wholeheartedly.

However, I think the challenge is to appreciate the things that are not so obviously positive…once that happens, once you can appreciate the clouds as well as the sunshine, the hurt alongside the love, the downs and the ups… you are truly living a life of gratitude.

There is nothing I would change
That even one mistake I made
I got lost, found myself, found my way

I’m grateful for the storm
Made me appreciate the sun
I’m grateful for the wrong ones
Made me appreciate the right ones
I’m grateful for the pain
For everything that made me break
I’m thankful for all my scars
‘Cause they only make my heart
Grateful, grateful…

One thought on “Gratitude.

  1. Love this!


    Jacqueline C. Henninger, PhD Fulbright Scholar, Sub-Saharan Africa, 2012 – 2014 Chair, Peer Review Committee, TMEC: Connections Assistant Professor, Music Education School of Music Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas 79409 Office Phone: (806) 834-2661 Email:

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