We all have something to give thanks for. The mere act of waking up today indicates that there is hope and that new opportunities exist in our lives. Too often, we focus on what we don’t have, especially when we are facing difficult circumstances, causing us to lose sight of our purpose, which forces us to living in the moment. You know something? Life is more about what you have today than what you need for tomorrow. You just need to change the way you look at life.
When you focus on what you do not have, dissatisfaction turns into a giant that you cannot satisfy. Eventually, this will consume your life until it is only about work, work, and work, which turns into worry, leaving you consumed with stress (the disease of the 21st century) and you end up damaging your health. Eventually, the only thing you are left to desire is to cease to exist, to throw in the towel, and end everything. WAIT! Life is more than that.
Have you ever felt this way? What’s more, maybe you’re thinking at this moment “Thanksgiving.” “That’s just a lie. There’s nothing to thank!” We end up resenting life and, worse yet, ourselves.
It is not my intention to make you feel bad. On the contrary, I want to help you understand that in this moment of your life, while you are reading these short words, that while there is life there is hope! True, we can never change the past and maybe you didn’t envision your life to look as it does, but the events in your past are what you had to face. What you need today is to be able to look at your life, and be grateful for the wisdom and the right attitude to overcome whatever it is that’s in your path now because today you are not the same as yesterday, and tomorrow when you awake to another day of life, you will not be the person you are today.
Today you can complain, wallow in a corner quarreling with life OR you can give thanks because what you have is more than what you need. It simply takes intentionality to learn to stop and enjoy so you can achieve what will come tomorrow.
GIVING THANKS all the time makes us see life from a fresh perspective and lets us enjoy every minute as a gift.