I realize I am fortunate, but not for reasons some may think.
Some people think I’m wealthy. 😂😂 Did they miss the whole teacher thing? However, I acknowledge many people have it more challenging.
But it’s not wealth, material things, or luck that makes me fortunate. Some people have those things and are unhappy.
I have some family, a few friends, a job I love, and those make life feel easier. However, like everyone I have my issues. Sometimes it feels as if I’ve had more than my share, but maybe we all feel like that at times.
Unexpected bills come up, broken this or that, car repairs. I’ve lost a few friends, been ripped off, scammed, and menaced.
I go to bed every night looking forward to the first hints of sunrise sneaking through my blinds, the whistle of the tea pot (seriously, my coffee/tea pot broke – I’m brewing it old school), that first sip of hot tea in the chill of the morning, then the launch into the day – whatever that may bring.
Outside my window, the birds sing in the trees, the sky is usually blue, I’m healthy.
Gosh – that last one – health: we don’t think about that until we’re not! We don’t think about how easily and naturally our bodies flow until there’s an injury, a stoppage, a pain.
We need to acknowledge the good things in our lives, no matter how small.
The bad things seem to outweigh the good only if we focus on them. Focus on the good things, every tiny, little, great thing that makes our lives beautiful.
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As a chronic pain sufferer your attitude and philosophy is especially appreciated. Too often we define ourselves by our ills, but there is so much more, within us and without.
Very nice point. Thanks Ron!