“Wherever you go you can find something to complain about.”
I believe in being grateful and with that accepting anything and all that happens in my life at any moment, and moving forward the best way that I can.
People who are grateful have realized that you can not have the rainbow without the rain. They see rainy days as a normal part of life rather than an aberration, and learn from the rain rather than just wait for it to go away. They admire the beauty of the rose even though it has its thorny side, and savor the sweet taste of honey even though the bee can sting. Realizing you can not have one without the other, they are grateful for both.
I take comfort in the fact that once the sun sets, it rises the next day. I have faith that there is more to life.
I realize that good things do not always happen to good people, and I have given up the notion that life “owes me” anything more than it can offer.
Finding reasons to feel blessed and grateful and letting go of the unfairness of life's lessons is my toughest struggle. With time, however, I realized gratitude meant being at peace with my life and
circumstances, finding happiness and letting to go of the fears that once consumed
me. It was also a way to fully appreciate the good things I had overlooked and taken for granted in the past. I wanted to feel better, and I finally understood I had to stop dwelling on the unfairness and find gratitude to achieve this.
My infinite gratitude to all who have received, blessed, shown interest in and cared for me.
Finally, my love and gratitude to every being who has graced my life with a look, with a word, with kindness, with compassion, or with just your presence. I am grateful for all of you whom I've had the pleasure to get to know and I am equally grateful for all of you whom I've not met, but are a beautiful part of my life and my miracle.
I give thanks.
With deepest gratitude,
Keeping it real...some thing that I have been trying to do lately is that. Trying to find a way to still be myself when nothing is about me anymore. Struggles are so great for everyone and I am sure you have a long list as well. Not everyone is going to have the same challenges in life and sometimes the things that bother us the most are things that do not show up in our photo's. Invisible to others but they continue to eat at our souls until we have resolved them. So this is me , on a day that was nice. It is easy to post a photo after we have done our hair and picked out the perfect clothes, but on this day I did none of the above. I don't live near the ocean. I live on a small street in a small town in Missouri. In a small house. So my outlook is starting to change. Keeping it real. Wearing my sweatpants when I want. Brushing my hair less, maybe even cleaning less. Keeping it all together on the inside is much easier for me when I am not trying to keep it all together on the outside. I love gardening and am going to make this the best season ever, all while making a mess, lol. I read once, that one of your goals should be that when you have people over to your house, they should leave feeling better about themselves, not feeling better about you. And that totally meant why do I spend 4 hours cleaning when I know someone is coming by for 5 minutes? I must be crazy. So here I go, off to work and all the while ...keeping it so real people will be wondering all day what the heck is wrong with me :) and if your feeling the same way.... take the challenge and start just being you :)