I awake each day looking forward to what new wonders await me. I wish that were the case with so many people I know. I naturally tend to avoid negative people. Not only is it draining, but sometimes these ungrateful people are so self consumed they don’t even realize how they sound. That maybe what they’re complaining about, someone else would be thankful to have.
Everyday, I have a friend who is constantly complaining about her job. Her list of complaints are in fact minimal. There’s nothing really wrong with it except for the fact that she’s actually tired of working, and would like to stay at home. The flip side of that is I have another friend who is desperately trying to find work. She would kill for my other friends’ position and salary, everyday she struggles to make ends meet, sometimes is not even sure of where their next meal will come from.
When I look at these two individuals facing different aspects of life each day. I am grateful for everything I have. A husband who loves me, a son who I adore, my wonderful dogs and a cat, a beautiful extended family and friends who are always there if I need them. My life is far from perfect, but I am grateful for what I have. When I was young I often heard the expression there is always someone worse off than you are. Back then, I wonder who the heck these people were? As a kid everything is the end of the world. But, how true that was. There were and still are people living in cars or on the streets. I grew up in a home.
So as I leave you with this blog post today I ask you to be grateful and thankful for all you have. Life is too short not to be.