Grateful people are people who do not complain in the face of difficulties; they remind themselves how blessed they are. People in Africa always have a smile on their face even though they endure terrible living conditions. They are always happy, while some people in the U.S. want more, more, more and are never happy. The U.S. is facing hard times and, still, most families are happy because they remind themselves how blessed they are. With at least two pairs of shoes, food on their tables, clothes, running water, a loving family, and people who risk their lives everyday to help preserve our freedom. We all are very blessed.