When life is negative,it’s hard to see positive forces; especially when obstacles are blaring and fears are looming. This is a good time to be grateful. Not being grateful for what has us stuck, but appreciating what doesn’t. Gratitude helps us see our situation in a way that can lessen panic and open up our thinking to new solutions. Practicing gratitude forces one to focus on the positive, rather than negative. Writing down your blessings and focusing not on that which you lack, but what you have in life can bring joy, love,and serenity. Simply being cognizant of this is beneficial. Focusing on the positive can instill a sense of peace in an otherwise chaotic life.