I choose to live my life as one who is grateful for everything. That said, I'm not perfect at it. There are a lot of things that happen that make it hard to be grateful. I have to work hard to remember to find the silver lining, a lot of the time!
This morning I was on my way to take a HUGE family picture. Something I'm not necessarily fond of doing, but I did because they are friends of mine. All I could think to do was pray that I'd do my best. That I'd remember the things I needed to remember, and that I'd be able to make the people I was taking pictures of, happy. I was terribly intimidated and worried I'd do something to sabotage myself. In my prayer, I thanked the Lord for my talents, and replaced my fear with gratitude. I know I did well because of that. I'm grateful for the knowledge I have that the Lord listens to our prayers.