A very dear friend of mine taught me how important gratitude is for dispelling fear and negative thinking. It's an important practice.
There are so many things that I am grateful for today: my family, my friends, my health, a wonderful place to live and a warm fire on this cold day. There are small things I'm grateful for today as well: the beautiful flowers my office mate received from her sister that brightened up our small, windowless room, picking up my cat Jack and listening to him purr, an internet connection with DSL and blogs!
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."