One thing practicing Nichiren Daishonin buddhism has taught me is to be grateful. Before the practice I would just grumble and crib about every small thing on this earth, but today it’s just the opposite. Within 8 months of being in the practice has changed me, I wouldn’t say completely but it has to some extent. No one’s life is perfect, each one of us have ups and downs, so do I. But today I feel that it’s very important to be grateful. Grateful to the people who are there besides us during our difficult times, grateful to this beautiful life, grateful to our loved ones, making every situation a learning experience, smiling and emerging out as a winner.