Optimism: Reasons to be thankful.
Just like in the Mecardo, you've got a little list:
Without women the world wouldn't go round, there wouldn't be a reason to rise from your bed in a morning (or afternoon) and you certainly wouldn't bother to turn on the charm, after all, what would be the point?
The way they walk, the way they talk and the way they smile with their eyes.
Proof, Ladies and gentleman that there is a God!
Not everyone has a good family, sometimes you feel your family can be a pain in your own arse, but you realise that without them you wouldn't be able to carry on. A lot of people haven't got good families, they haven't got anyone to turn to when things go wrong, for that those who have a good family should think of those without, before they ridicule or say their family is bad.
Mates and Aquaintainces.
The people you laugh with, the people you have fun with. You recently played football with a group of people from a youth group, you wrecked your best jeans with grass stains, you twisted your ankle and got jumped on by five young ladies (not bad), but you had fun with them, it was all in jest.
England might have lost on Saturday, but at least some of the players went out like heros. You would especially like to pay tribute to Owen Hargreaves, despite all the criticisms from fans and pundits, he was brilliant, a rock for England and worthy of his FIFA Man of the Match award.
Some people hate British weather, it rains a lot, but when it's hot, it's a sweltering kind, not nice but occasionally you get a good breeze with it and when you do, it's beautiful. You must never complain when it rains, for without the rain, when you turned a tap on water would not come out.
When the disciples attempted to stop the little children talking to Jesus he said: 'Let the little children come to me.'
Children are an example of what is right with this world, they play together, they have boundless energy and they have a smile as wide as the Grand Canyon. Sometimes they cry, but you know they will stop, because they have no fear and are blessed with tireless enthusiasm.
You are sure there are many other reasons, they usually pop up out of the blue as you walk down the street. You see little children playing together and having a great time, you see a beautiful and curvacious young woman wearing a long white 'gypsy' skirt and you want to fall on your knees and thank the Lord, that he is good to you.
People shouldn't count the bad things that happen, they shouldn't look upon their problems as a turning point in their lives, look at the good things, look at the things they have accomplished and been successful at. Look at mistakes and learn from them, do not dwell on what has been done wrong, but dwell on how it can be put right.
Have faith, despite all the problems and the heartache, it's a beautiful world out there.