The road to “that life” is paved with gratitude

Ever have days or weeks where it seems like there are no blessings to count?

Perhaps you know there are some there, but for whatever reason, you try not to see them.

I can totally relate.  The desire for change can cloud the parts of our lives that are actually going really well.  And there are indeed parts of your life that are going well.

Take this moment for example.  You are chilling out, reading, enjoying internet access and perhaps slurping a delicious beverage.  I love delicious beverages.

Right now is pretty nice.

Not to be a Debbie Downer consider these facts;

You can read.  Approximately 32 million adults in this country can’t.

You have electricity.  Over 1.2 billion people – 20% of the world’s population – are still without access to electricity worldwide, almost all of whom live in developing countries. This includes about 550 million in Africa, and over 400 million in India.

More than likely if you have those items you have access to a refreshing beverage.  

Delicious!

What do you like?  A quad shot, skinny half caf, low foam, extra hot caramel mocha?

Of course you do!  Who wouldn’t!

The deep desires of your heart are so important.

And I am convinced that the path to acquiring them and achieving all you hope to achieve, begins with deciding right now not to dwell on what you don’t have or have not yet accomplished.

It is so much harder to arrive at “that life” while demonizing our current lives.

Your desires are legit and your goals are reachable.

And if you are here, right now, your blessings are abundant and waiting to be counted.

How about a list of 10?

Ready?  Set?  Go!

 

6 thoughts on “The road to “that life” is paved with gratitude

  1. My top 10 blessings:
    My Daughter…who is amazing!
    My Husband…who is my rock!
    My Job…which is both challenging and rewarding.
    My Home…small but loving
    My Friends…Couldn’t make it without them!
    My Food…So grateful to have it to put on the table
    My Dogs…who shower me with unconditional love
    My Music…which takes me away when needed
    My Car…to which I am grateful it takes me from point A to point B
    AND…Last but not least…
    My God…because with Him, ALL things are possible! I would not have the blessings in my life without Him!!

  2. My top 10
    1) Having come this far
    2) Two healthy living parents
    3) Two healthy living little children
    4) A handsome, healthy husband who is sometimes rigid and demanding and because of that we are financially stable and safe.
    5) I can feel the love of others. I have reached the point where it’s not a detached intellectual knowledge. I feel it.
    6) Comfort – a warm house, warm clothes, a warm car, red wine, hot showers, good food
    7 ) An abundance of hugs and cuddling
    8) Funny people in my life – my kids,my husband, my coworkers, myself
    9) Every part of my body works and I don’t have cancer.
    10) A job I love doing and a reliable babysitter

    • 1) my husband
      2) my terrific children
      3) the legacy of my parents
      4) my extended family
      5) my community
      6) my friendships, even those who I consider family
      7) my amazing surroundings
      8) my heritage
      9) the ability to listen to music and sing along
      10) my capacity for learning

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