Gratitude

How many times have we longed for something that we don’t have?  How many times have we yearned for a better something, a bigger something, a more beautiful something…

That house that someone has.

That family vacation that someone just enjoyed.

That fine dining experience you saw someone post on social media.

The haircut someone had.

For a change, how about backing up a little and looking at the BIG picture for a second?  Maybe what we see is not exactly all there is.

Maybe, just maybe, that lady with the seemingly perfect outfit might suffer from a lack of happiness.

Or maybe that person who is always posting about her family’s perfect life may not have had the opportunity to discover spiritual peace.

I have found that over the years, if we keep harping on what we do not have, we miss out on what we already have.

We miss out the chance to be grateful for whatever is around us, despite how unimportant they may seem.

We lose the opportunity to be thankful for all that is happening around us and all that is happening to us when we solely focus on what we think we could have.

So take a moment to close your eyes every now and then, and be thankful for the things in your life.  The little BIG things in your life.

I’m too, am learning to, and it truly gives you a lease of life when you learn to appreciate them.

 

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