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Be Grateful…

Posted: September 14, 2014 in Uncategorized
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“Be grateful for the little things” is a phrase that we’ve all either heard or lent out as encouragement and motivation. If you’re anything like me, this is often said when it’s hardest to accept, so the deep sighs and eye rolling are usually immediate responses. When things seem chaotic and unreconcilable in our lives, we tend to want to lean toward self pity and self defeat which does nothing but punishes our future. Even though we’re positive things could be a million times worst, the minute problems we encounter causes us to ignore the realities of life and merely focus on the current negativities. It’s as if the countless number of people who are constantly wondering where their next meal will come from or the next place of shelter will be doesn’t amount to the fact that you hate your job or you’re drowning in debt. I know that sounds ridiculous and self serving, but our actions and feelings toward everyday troubles tend to be the most important and no one else in the world could possibly be enduring the level of grief that were experiencing.

Yes, we’re also completely aware that this way of thinking can be a tad dramatic and over the top, especially when our once horrible life circumstance is resolved sooner than we expected. This just goes to show us that were all works in progress. Every expectation may not be met but the effort given to rectify and diminish the obstacles set before us is the motivation that fuels greatness. Don’t defeat yourself believing that you can’t succeed or reach any goals you’ve set for yourself.

This life we live has already been scripted… It’s up to us to improv and play the role to its highest potential. You only get one shot at life so appreciate the hard times as much as the great ones because those hard times sculpt that required toughness needed to persevere. So even when you believe you’re not strong enough to get through certain situations, believe that God already knows you are. You just need to prove that to yourself. Remember, every day were blessed to live is a new day to begin again. Once the understanding that things we take for granted such as breathing, opening our eyes every morning, and having the will and faith to push through what we may consider the hard times, the terms “be grateful” and “be thankful” will take on a whole new meaning.