Originally Posted by Love
I still don't understand how to be grateful for something bad. I can understand, maybe you're grateful to have learned a lesson, and maybe you're grateful that you have the options and choice and life that brought you into the bad situation to begin with, but I'm confused as to how to actually be grateful for the bad thing itself.
For example: a broken car. I'm grateful to know that I need to take better care of cars. I'm grateful I'm in life in the first place and can make my own decisions.
But how to be grateful for the broken car itself?
Be grateful of the fact that you had a car in the first place, or that you have a broken car. Not everyone has these assets.
Be grateful that you'll take better care of your cars in the future and that your car didn't hurt you when it broke. Be grateful that there are people out there who can fix cars and be grateful that things can even break! Just be grateful of the experience of having a broken car. You never know, you could meet someone at the mechanic's or find a new job while you're there or you might've avoided a fatal car accident while it was broken.
Just be grateful. Fully.