I turned on my laptop and the wireless wasn't working. I thought, "Oh God, the wireless antenna is broken again. It will cost hundreds to fix. I can't do any of my computer work for many days. OMG."
Then I was like, waaait a second. Something unexpected just happened that I perceived as unpleasant. My gut instinct was to nearly pray, "Oh Powers That Be, don't let this thing be broken". Well I actually consciously don't pray for this type of things because that feels a bit…petty.
Whether it's my karma burning, a nudge to some new direction, or whatever - I should be as grateful for a 'negative' thing as I am for a 'positive'. As a spiritual creature, I think of God often and do thank Him a lot when amazing things happen. But recently I've started to thank Him and feel gratitude while I'm brushing my teeth, or walking up stairs, or when nothing is really happening. Those moments are just as amazing because He is just as present.
Am I making any sense? Do you like my corset? :)