People in general don't seem to realise how lucky they really are.
Like, they live in a first world country, have good health, a supportive family and still find stuff to complain about.
Where's the gratitude for what they have?
Ok, maybe they have something going on that I don't know about and that's leading them to be more negative than they usually would be. That said, counting your blessing is a good way to start thinking positively. No matter how bad someone's situation is, there is someone worse off, and as morbid as is sounds, if all attempts of being grateful have failed, why not kick start it by being happy you're not that worse off person?
But I find that it's the little things that seem to count most. Time spent with friends filled with laughter and far away from stress and worries, a stranger gesturing 'after you' through a doorway, a compliment given from the heart...
No matter what someone's situation is, there is always something to be grateful for, even if it's just a small moment in time.
There are only 24 hours in a day. Being a teenager, I should be getting 10 hours sleep. That leaves 14 hours to do stuff in.
For good health I should be exercising at least half an hour. That leaves 13.5 hours.
I have, say, 4 hours of homework to do a day. That leaves 9.5 hours.
Now, on an average weekday, I spend about 7 hours at school. That would leave me with only 2.5 hours left. Guess how long it takes me to get to school and back? 2.5 hours.
So if I did nothing but work and what is considered necessary for good health on the average school day I would not have enough time to even have breakfast or dinner. Unless I started multi-tasking.
Is it any wonder teenagers are sleep deprived?