One thing I truly believe is that we should never forget how blessed we are. I always thought that when I entered the working world and settled into the 9-5 routine, I’d remember to appreciate everything I have.
Yet, here I am – and life is busy. When I’m not working, there’s dishes to wash, food to cook, errands to run, a house to clean. And somehow, my precious gratitude just got lost in the shuffle.
Right now I’m sitting in an airport awaiting a flight to Maui, for my first ever business trip. After a restless night and an early morning, I found myself whining and snapping at my fiancé just because.
In reality, though, it dawned on me. I should absolutely feel lucky to score a free trip to Maui, even if it’s only 12 hours and for work. I should be thankful that I have a job at all, and a chill one at that. I’ve already found the love of my life, who understands that I act up sometimes (especially in the mornings.) I mean, I live in such a beautiful place! All I have to do is look outside to feel blessed.
The point is that all of us have our blessings, no matter how they stack up against our struggles. And I feel like being thankful isn’t just good karma – it’s a pivotal part of happiness. Who doesn’t like feeling lucky? And we all are, at least in some way.
So take some time today to remember what you’re thankful for. To remind yourself of why you keep going, day after day, in this thing called life.
Stay blessed, folks.