I know, not a very gracious headline. But here's the deal: Everyone is telling us to make a list of all the things we have to be thankful for ... yada yada yada.
Instead, take out a clean sheet of paper, and list five things you're not grateful for ... things you're not thankful for ... rotten stuff. For example, the current state of my retirement account goes on my list.
Got it? Good. Now, rank those five things, using this measuring stick: Is it brain surgery? Is it life and death?
Hmmm. No? Not a one of your five things is a life-and-death issue? Not even that temporarily disappointing 401(k)? Well then ...
Enjoy the holiday weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday!