Sometimes life gives you gifts, and sometimes it gives you lemons. Only you can choose what you let make or ruin your life. Short of ending your life, there is never any one decision you can make to ruin it. So don’t let anyone else determine your happiness or success. I wanted to encourage you today to rise above your circumstances and create the life you want with what you have been given.
I don’t have a big home, by any means. And it’s not beautifully decorated. But it’s nice and easy to clean. I dream of a nicer home one day, but I’m going to enjoy every second I have in this one. We should appreciate what has been given to us, because everything we have is a gift and let’s be honest, it could be worse! Let’s try to move past the woe is me mindset and complaining attitudes and move towards being pleasant and trying to focus on the good.
Sometimes it’s hard to see the good, especially in a time of need. If this is true for you or you just seem unhappy with your life, try making a list of one thing each day that was good or you were grateful for. You can call it your gratitude journal or list, but whatever you call it, it is a visual representation of the good in your life. Cling to it. Focus on it. You will become a more optimistic, positive, and peaceful person as time goes on. Today I am grateful for the night off to write. What are you grateful for today?