Friday, May 30, 2014

On gratitude ...

Sometimes it's easy to get lost in envy, wishing for more, for the other, that which we do not have. To feel a little dissatisfied with the day to day struggle.

Browsing online ... looking at beautiful everythings on Pinterest and blogs and reading magazines where houses and lives seem picture perfect. Reading articles by people who are distinguished in their field - so successful, such full lives. Seeing photos of wonderful trips and adventures had.

Sometimes the day to day seems a little mind numbing and just the same, over and over, and we wish for things to change, for a little more adventure.
Sometimes our hearts ache and time does not heal and we cannot find the answers to our questions.

Sometimes, we just need to take a little step back and try to see with different eyes.

Somewhere, someone is fighting for their life. A lot of someones. There is a whole medical team devoted to helping those people to recover and hopefully be able to do the very simple things which might  feel tedious and mundane to those of us lucky enough to be able to do them every day ... take a walk, sit in a coffee shop, read a book, take a drive, run on the beach or sit and watch the sun setting slowly over the trees.
The normal and the every day, which actually when added up, add up to some pretty wonderful moments of living.
Somewhere, someone has lost someone they love.
Someone is grieving an ending, and no beginning in sight.

If you are able to find a patch of green grass to lie back on to watch the clouds drifting or the stars gazing down ...
If you can sip on a cup of coffee and get lost in a good book ...
If you have memories of adventures and passion in your heart ... and something to look forward to ...
If you find yourself laughing and something beautiful still lifts your spirit ...
If you have someone beside you in the world who loves you, who really sees you - a parent, a child, a sister or brother or husband or wife or best friend ... 

Then you have much to be grateful for.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


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