"Look around and find something for which to be grateful."
I am thankful for (in no particular order): My wife, the bun in her oven, my friends, my Gracie Barra family, those of you who take the time to read my prattling, my fuzzy little buddy Tenzing the cat, the health of all of the above, jiu-jitsu, exercise and the physical culture, all of the great coaches who have taught me to be the man/athlete that I am, all of the athletes that I have taught something about sport (and hopefully about life) and who have taught me more than they learned, everyone who has written an article/blog post/book that has taught me something, common sense, my job, the stooges, black flag and good music in general, and so much more than I could possibly write out... frankly, I'm thankful to be alive.
Enjoy your memories, but don't dwell on the past.
Plan for the future, but don't count on it.
Your life is right now, live it.