Today was a hard gratitude day because I spent the day wishing I made more money. Health insurance sure is expensive. I’ve had the luxury of staying on my parent’s plan, but that probably has to end soon … I just keep thinking, “If only I made a little bit more, things would be easier because my budget keeps getting stretched thinner and thinner.” This is very counterproductive to feeling grateful. I should be grateful that I have a job and get get coverage, right? I should be grateful that my budget isn’t spread thinner — it’s not like I have to choose between paying for groceries and paying my utility bills. Lots of people have it much harder than me. But still, I can’t stop worrying.
How do other people cultivate gratitude in the face of budget spreadsheet? I want to know.