We succesfully have moved over the week and now it’s off to my last week before school starts and I have wonderful plans!!!
Gratitude has been on my mind a lot lately. Gratitude is often stated as the most life changing attitude. I’ve even heard Oprah say that she is grateful every morning for another day and every breath she gets to take. And somehow I got where they were coming from but there was always a BUT…something I was longing for in order to be able to feel satiesfied or happy. I felt like I would be grateful if I was more active, more succesful, more around friends and family and more free to do as I wish without always being down with a headache. How could I feel grateful for being in a physical place that I didn’t necessarily feel happy and a place in my life I most certainly never wanted to be?
A couple of weeks ago it clicked though. All the things I was overlooking became so very clear. I am already active, I am already succesful, I have wonderful friends in my life and a family I can always count on and I am free to do what makes me happy!! Maybe it’s because things are moving but trust me there are still plenty of situations where I could long for something different than what I have but I’m starting to be content and happy with what I have.
” The secret to to having it all is knowing you already do”
If I find myself in a situation where I feel like I need something to be happy I remind myself that I will be just as happy without it – even if it doesn’t feel like it right now and as cheesy as it sounds I count my blessings. Instead of focusing on that dresser I feel I NEED for our room I focus on the blessing it is to already have a high quality bed and a closet and how wondeful it is to have a husband who is a carpenter and can built things for us. Even if is not that dresser.
Feeling grateful and seeing all those wonderful small and big blessings in my life has been making me very happy lately!! It has brought back contentment and peace to my life like nothing else in the last few years. LIFE CHANGING 😉
I hope you can feel grateful for this monday too! I’m sending you lots of love!!!