It has been said that Christmas is a time of gratitude and there is a lot of truth in that statement. If people feel good and have food and shelter then it is easier to experience gratitude, but not everybody in this world have food and shelter.
I can also be grateful for being alive. Not everyone woke up this morning alive as I did.
I can also be grateful for the freedom of expression. There are a lot of people in the world that do not have that freedom.
I can also be grateful to live in this place and watch the first solar rays for many days peek over the Westfjords mountains for a few minutes and paint the sky and the sea with beautiful colors.