"What if we decided life was beautiful -just the way it is?"
I read this post today and it really helped put things in perspective for me. I have been feeling a little sorry for myself lately. My house is a mess - piles of books everywhere, walls need new paint, new carpet, hate my kitchen sink, not too thrilled with my body, my hair, my wrinkles. My heel hurts. My knee hurts. I want to work part time. I want to run run run! Blah Blah Blah!!!
GET OVER YOURSELF ALREADY!!! My family is happy and healthy. Sure I could use more money. Who couldn't? Sure I'd like to be a thin, fit, hottie. I'm working on it. Can't run cause it hurts too much? Walk! Clean your house. Or don't - either way. You've earned those wrinkles - oh and remember that you always "forget" sunscreen?
I spend so much time focused on what I don't have, or what I can't have, or do, that I miss some of life's most beautiful moments.
I'm going to try to start keeping a gratitude journal. It may not be an official journal. It might just be in my head. The point is to pause for a moment each day and reflect on how blessed my life is!
Be beautiful my friends!