Try this little exercise to help you appreciate more what you already have. Visualise for a moment being completely destitute. Imagine that you have lost everything: your family; your loved ones, friends, your job, your home, your health and every material possession you own. Imagine, just for a moment, that everything you hold dear was lost to you. Hold this awful thought for a moment and imagine how you’d feel and how things would be. Now picture yourself waking up, as if from a bad dream, and having every single thing returned to you. Now how do you feel; relieved, grateful; appreciative? Remember the line from the old hymn: “Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done.”