My second reminder to take stock and give thanks are the distractions I am permitted on occasion. Be they funny stories from friends, visual distractions, opportunities to go out and forget about things on a regular basis, or websites to which I'm encouraged to pay attention, they are welcome. They serve as figurative breaths of fresh air, and I'm thankful for them. I pause every time I realize I've jusbeen distracted, humbled by and grateful for that which I am blessed with, even in fleeting moments.
As always, feel free to share your experiences and/or reminders in the Comments section.