Thursday, May 9, 2013

count your blessings

today i was reminded to count my blessings and be grateful for what i have.
it is easy to get caught up in the cycle of wanting more and lose perspective.
it's an age-old adage but really, life is how you perceive things.
is your glass half full or half empty?
do you choose to look at your blessings or what you don't have?
why not focus on what is going right rather than what is going wrong?
now, I'm not trying to preach living in denial or advocate hippy-style living with nary a care in the world. I'm trying to say, perspective and attitude is really important in life. Having a clear, level minded head, a positive attitude and a grateful heart makes life amazing! 
go on dream big, reach for your goals, work hard but don't lose focus on what is really important in life and be thankful for all blessings, big or small.

don't be upset because you think you are not thin or pretty enough. you are beautiful and unique and besides you are healthy and your family and friends love you as you are. 
don't be upset you don't have designer bags or clothes. you are adequately clothed and fed; millions of others in the world don't have food or shelter.
don't be upset you have to work so hard or take crap from your boss. you have a job! you have the ability of making money, providing for yourself and contributing to society.
don't be upset you don't have your ideal man/mate. Love yourself first and I'm quite sure he will be on his way! God's timing is always perfect. you can be single and carefree in the meantime!

a heart of gratitude is the way out of any negative situation!

'in everything, give thanks.'

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