RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES
I’ve been listening to a lot of the same things recently. It shows me that it’s something I have to be aware of, instead of looking at other people like something is wrong with them. The conversations revolve around complaining. And at the end of the conversation, all I can think of is that it’s time for me to learn how to truly be grateful.If you believe in God, then you’re probably a lot like me. You long for things and people and experiences. So you pray for them. You imagine how much better your life is going to be once you attain this thing. You roll up your sleeves and work to make them come to you. They come. You’re so excited. And then time passes by and you start to get bored or complacent. Oh how I forget how desperately I begged and prayed God just to give me this one thing. Just please God, Please! Then as I receive those gifts I catch amnesia.
One thing that is more difficult in these times, is being content and not comparing myself to others. And at almost the root of all my dissatisfaction, is a comparison.
I just want to send a reminder to anyone reading this; Look around you. Look at yourself in the mirror. In this very moment, I’d bet you are blessed far beyond the credit you’re giving. Be grateful for health, beauty, character, youth, experience, family, friends, employment, ability to dream chase, support, talent, intelligence, companionship, wisdom, all material things including your phone, computer, tablet, camera, all your music, movies, your couch, your tables, your bed, the roof over your head, your car, your shoes, your clothes, your make-up bag and on and on and on.
One of the human errors is complaining. Complaining doesn’t change anything but the frequency of our thoughts from positive to negative. Negative thoughts breed negative experiences. Yet, If we stay focused on all the good, at the very minimum, we will have joy.