Life is very short. Of course, I don’t have to tell you that. People check out of here every single day. There are few things in life that are certain. One is that you will have a chance to live. The other is that, sooner or later, you will die. The stark reality of life hits us straight in the face when tragedy strikes or crises come into our lives. In some situations, we are able to recover. Resilience, after all, is the heartbeat of humanity. In other situations, however, we may not be so fortunate. Such life-altering moments set our minds and lives on a completely difference course.
There are two types of people in this world. The first are those who take life for granted. The second are those who live life with gratitude. When we take life for granted, we underestimate the gift that we have been given. We’re prone to live recklessly, do harmful things, take advantage of people and situations, and sabotage our own progress.
When we live life with gratitude, however, we appreciate everything that comes our way. We accept good things and embrace good people who help us to fulfill our purpose on this journey we call life. We also accept bad things and use bad people who come into our lives as fuel to press forward to the greatness that lies within each of us. A life lived with gratitude is a life of peace, joy, and hope. Remembering to count our blessings every day allows us to focus on the positivity of life. We have a different attitude and outlook on life that makes us strong inside and out.
Gratitude often comes after a long period of taking things and people for granted. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Think of how many things and people we would probably still have in our lives if we loved a little more, thought a little more, listened a little more, helped a little more, and were just a little more grateful.
God Bless You!