Tomorrow is not promised to us. Sometimes our lives change dramatically, overnight and with little warning. We live now – we love now, and hope for tomorrow. We live much of our lives on a razor’s edge. We dare not stop too often to look lest we become too afraid. Perhaps this is the most wondrous aspect of human life. We live our lives with courage and hope, creating a life for ourselves with little more than will and creative energy. When life becomes rough, we notice acutely the precarious nature of our lives. I have lived through some rather challenging times, as I am sure many have. Through these times, I learned to look forward to the goal and pay little attention to those things that were making my life particularly difficult. That is not to say, I lived in denial. No, I acknowledged the difficulty, but I did not live in it. I lived in the hope that what I was seeking would come to pass. Through hard times, I learned to be thankful for the small things in life I had overlooked. Sometimes difficult times can teach us things we would not otherwise know. Sometimes the difficult times teach us what is essential in life. Difficult times have a way of focusing us in ways the good times just do not. While most of us are thankful for the good things, sometimes we can be thankful for the tough times. Let us look more closely at the many different aspects of life that we can be thankful for. Tomorrow is not promised to us. Let us be thankful now.