Thankful: Feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.
(Adjective) When you are thankful, you are very happy and relieved to have something or that something has happened.
My conviction wasn't birthed from its definition but from a position of "Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Reflection is an excellent tool to assess where you've been, where you're headed, and the journey taken in between. As we become mindful of our lives, let's begin to be "Thankful" by seeing the beauty in every good, bad, and ugly phase.