Life has a way of throwing so many things at us, and it can be difficult to be thankful at times. This morning I am thankful to be alive. I am thankful to be able to see the beautiful blue sky and the mountains that surround me. I am thankful for my friends and family who have done nothing but love and support me. I am thankful for having a roof over my head and food to eat. There are so many things to be thankful for, and outside of those common things I am grateful for the sound of the leaves blowing in the wind. I am thankful for the birds flying around and chirping, the sound of the crickets at night, the colorful flowers on the side of the freeway, and the blue ocean that I live by. I could go on and on, but this is just a few examples of what you could be thankful for. Being on this earth comes with a lot of hardship and challenges, but being here also gives you the ability to enjoy all these beautiful things life gives us.