WOW! Every day I wake up with a joy in my heart and say thank you for letting my feet hit the floor, my vision, and every little item of comfort i get to experience. Then as I am smiling throughout my day I can’t help but notice the amount of people who don’t (at least outwardly) seem to give a dam about how good they have it.
We as Americans and people of most progressive countries have it made and we don’t even know it. Think back to how humans live 100 years ago. The level of comfort was dismal compared to todays standards. Here is a list of daily items we take for granted.
1.) Heat…we don’t have to chop wood
2.) Food…we don’t have to hunt daily
3.) Water we don’t have to go to the well then boil our water
4.) Transportation….Just imagine if you had to ride a horse 30 miles every day.
5.) Hygiene….People use to die because of disease was so rampant from poor hygiene
6.) Education..Kid use to have to work the fields.
7.) Electricity…When the sun went down so did you.
8.) Information..Only select few were allowed to gain knowledge.
9.) Freedom…There was a time when you could be persecuted for any little difference. There was once a time when we could not be with the people we love, because our spouse was chosen for us.
10.) Comfort..I have found the poorest people in industrial nations have it easier (Greatly) than people in third world nations.
Appreciate what little you have to be thankful for, cause there is someone who wishes they were in your situation. If you have issue with depression, heartbreak, or some similar mental/emotional setback, remind yourself the truth about life. All of this is temporary, particularly when times seem rough. So tie a knot in the rope of your life and keep hanging till it gets better.
Have you ever seen a baby in public with its family and it made you smile, or heard a song that put joy in your heart from a memory. How about relish in the joy from the accomplishment of a friend or family member.
It could some something so small the you may almost miss, but it elevates your spirit. That is what we have to focus our attention towards cause the small things add up to big Joy
Some people are such Complaining DIVA’s. I love the Snickers commercial where the people are these upset characters, like Aretha Franklin, or Joe Pesci.
They represent people with a horrible complaining disposition. We have at some time been these people or interacted with these types of people. It can be draining to say the least.
I am always grateful for the experience. Without people it would be boring here.
When people get to the negative state where they cannot see the good in their situation, they promote the gray feeling because of the gray feeling. They will get more things to complain about.
Its all about gratitude. Be happy for what you have and you will get more things to be happy about. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, you say Emmitt there are exceptions. I say nay to that. As long as you are living there is something in any moment to be grateful, and give thanks for experiencing.
If I am living, without serious pain, or hardship. Then grateful and happy I am. I did a Yoda sentence.
Personally, I say thank you so much during the day it would amaze you.