Be grateful for the small things in your life. For every little step you achieve that takes you slightly higher than what you were yesterday or the day before that, you should be giving thanks. This morning I looked on Yahoo and Google – when I did an engine search on Yahoo for “The Black Bear Diaries” – my book on Amazon was the first link that appeared. When I searched on Google, it was the second. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share with the world how I talked myself out of the emotional darkness and back to a firm grounding in reality. I am not saying that everything in my life is hunky-dory, but I learned some very valuable lessons during that time of hardship and struggle. I am grateful that with Amazon’s Kindle, I can share my experience with the world and offer a spark of hope to the people around me. If anyone out there is currently going through a tough time – please share your situation and the coping skills that you are developing along the way.