|Raise Thankful Hearts|
As the nights grow colder I become more thankful than ever that I have a warm, soft bed to crawl into at night. I am thankful to have such great people in my life, that love me as much as I love them. I am thankful that I am able to see with my own eyes, listen with my own ears, smell, taste, and feel.
My life has its fair share of stresses, sadness, and disappointment; but all in all I have much happiness and good in my life. Many graces of our lives are overlooked everyday. Sometimes we forget. We forget to look at the bright side of here and now, and instead focus on the past, or the ever changing future.
I am guilty of this, and I often find myself dreaming of when life will improve. I am not saying that wishing for future betterment is a bad thing, but don't forget to appreciate all the wonders of today.
I'm sure most people focus on the past, or the future, to forget the pressures of their present. I ask you to stop. Think about right now. Think of all the goodness and joy in your life today, not the bad. Just think for a moment without an ounce of resentment about life, of how truly wondrous life itself is. How lucky we are to be blessed with it, and all the things it brings. Remember to be thankful for what you do have, not cross or upset about what you don't.