• Negative thoughts are kept in check.

    You'll appreciate your life when the majority of your thoughts remain positive. Negative thoughts can sometimes be overwhelming, and just because you have them doesn't mean you're a bad person. They happen to everyone, but you can strive to keep them to a minimum with the help of a grateful attitude.

    • One way to show your gratitude every day is to remind yourself of the big picture when a negative thought arises. If a petty argument with a friend makes you feel angry and heated, take a deep breath and think for a moment. Remember that the argument is not permanent and, instead, feel grateful for the gift of this relationship.