There’s someone out in the world who dreams of a life like yours, a job like yours, a relationship like yours, a place to live like yours. There’s someone out in the world who dreams of less than what you have, to be happy and comfortable. Look around. Do you appreciate the things you have, the connections you have and the opportunities you have? Do you make the most of them? Or do you take them for granted or let them slip by? Do you always focus on the next big thing or what you don’t have? There’s so much we need to be more grateful for. Because someone out there is fighting for those things.
Don’t forget where you came from, where you’ve been, and what you have. Our roots don’t define who we are, but even the darkest paths have the brightest endings. And we have lots to celebrate, lots to be grateful for, and lots to embrace that’s worth remembering. Where we go will be even sweeter if we remember where we’ve been and appreciate where we are. Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.
To be rich is often synonymous with having a great deal of money. But we can create riches beyond money and possessions from within. We can be rich in love, friendship, family. We can be rich in knowledge, ideas, experience. And when we realise that richness often doesn’t come from money or what money can buy, we will also be rich in happiness. It’s all within us already. Don’t miss out.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world ~ J.R.R Tolkien
Quote of the day.
Sometimes life can feel like a game of pluses and minuses. If something good happens and then something bad happens, they cancel each other out. But if we climb a bit higher and look out the window, we might see a completely different view: that no matter what has happened or what will happen, no matter what we have or don’t have, there is so much to be thankful for. And if we can teach ourselves to always look at our life through that lens, we’ll realise that life might be a game of pluses and minuses, but the pluses always win.