Thanks does not depend on the outward circumstances, but on how we take these circumstances. A tragedy can embitter or ennoble. That is up to us.
Most often we are only thankful if we get things our way, LET ME SAY IT AGAIN, MOST OFTEN WE ARE ONLY THANKFUL IF WE GET THINGS OUR WAY! By doing this we have left out the greater half of thanks! We have forgotten to be thankful for opportunities!