My mom came home the past week and as usual we dwelled into the deep, life-has-meaning conversations. Somewhere at the end, when our eyelids became heavier and silent pauses were starting to take over she said something that still sticks to my mind.
‘’Be grateful for what you have and do not take anything for granted’’.
Gratefulness is a state of mind that I learned over the years. It’s not always easy to change your mental thinking habits, but once I did, my life changed for the better.
So today, I’ve actually sat down, put some music on (I’m lately loving Jimmy Sax’s channel on YouTube) and did a list of the things I am most grateful about.
It’s so easy to get caught up in our busy lives. Planning trips, holiday seasons, Black Friday deals, crazy working hours or just focus on what we do not have – all that however brings us away from the reality of life.
The truth is we all have something to be thankful for, if only we can pause and see it!
Here is a humble list of the most important blessings I can count in my life. I like to imagine, I write them down in a piece of paper and put them in a small Gratitude Jar. Today however, my Jar would be a virtual one.
Virtual Gratitude Jar
I am thankful for my having a healthy body that allows me to lead a good life.
I am thankful for having a strong spirit and mental drive to create the life of my dreams.
I am thankful to have a loving and supporting family that is always there for me no matter what.
I am blessed to have a good hearten, loving son that makes me laugh and keeps me present.
I am blesses to share my life with a loving and supporting partner, that is there with me during the good and the challenging days.
I am thankful to have a roof over my head and a comfortable bed to sleep in.
I am grateful for living in a peaceful corner of the world.
I am thankful for having a wonderful job that inspires me and allows me to be there for my family when they need me.
Hope my little list would inspire you to spare a moment and really think of all the gifts you have in your life. I’d love to hear some of your blessings in the comments below if you wish to share them in public.