“What would your life be like if you woke up today with only the things that you thanked God for yesterday?” … Susanne
We have only to watch the news … or even the news headlines … to see that there is an awful lot of less-than-wonderful stuff going on in the world. Between the wars and the posturing … the blatant attempts at control and outright subjugation of entire groups of people … and the famine and economic woes … there is more than enough misery to go around. Ah-h-h-h-h but the good thing is … that whilst it is true that all of that #*@# is going on there are also innumerable good things happening … the news media just doesn’t feel like reporting those!
Everybody has things that they wish were better … different or simply other-than-they-are. And, everybody has things that occurred in their past that they wish had happened differently … or not at all. The big thing that I have come to realize is that it’s not about whether or not bad things happened or are happening … it’s about how I internalize them and what I allow them to make me into.
Having come through an extended trip through Medical Crisis Land I now get it that every day that I am alive and breathing is a plus. I’m grateful for the friends and family in my life … the sunshine in the morning (or the snow if you live in Canada in the winter) … for Miss Perky, Ms. Sunshine and Life’s awesome support … and for being on the green side of the grass. I do my best to keep an eagle eye peeled for things to smile about and I find that the more things that I am grateful for … the more things show up for which to be grateful! I am a walking, talking, living billboard for the phrase: “More Gratitude ~ Less Attitude” … and darn proud of it. 😀
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone