I got to know the author Richard Paul Evans several years ago when I joined his program helping authors get their books published. There are so many things I came to love about that man, and one of them is his remarkable deep sense of gratitude about life, despite challenges and difficulties he has had to face.

Every Tuesday, he sends out the following message on Facebook:

“Calling all GRATEFUL! It’s GratiTuesday! For those new to this, every Tuesday we take a few seconds to write what we are grateful for this day or, click LIKE to show we have a grateful heart. Join our revolution of gratitude!”

Richard encourages his followers to find, at least once each week, something in their lives to be thankful for. I too have found it helpful to, even when dealing with tragedy, find something to be grateful for, and to keep a record of those things, and then to share that gratitude with someone else.

The speaker and author Steve Maraboli wrote the following:

“It is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”

What reasons, if even small ones, do you have to be grateful today?