Having you every stopped to think about if you are taking like for granted? I have and at this moment, this very moment in my life, there’s nothing that I can say I’m truly missing. Stress doesn’t exist; Worries of how much or how little money I have in my account have lessened. Might I add the longing for a man has stopped. I don’t have many friends, but I have a family I enjoy spending all my time with. I don’t go out much, but I enjoy the stillness of my bed and the voices of children echoing through the house.
Am I living a boring life? You may think so, but I call it peaceful.
I get to work from home, I live in a beautiful neighborhood, with a home I can call my own, spend more time with my son than I ever have, and I don’t have to wake up at crazy hours just to get to work on time and then return home just to get ready for the next day.
Not everyone has the luxury and it took me some time to realize that. Once I did I was able to confidently say, “I’m Happy!”
How many people can actually wake up and say, “I’m happy with my life!” and mean it? Not many I assume.
People long for more than they actually need; always reaching for more when they should be grateful for what they have now, since it can be taken away at any moment.
I’ve been guilty of taking life for granted, because I spent most of my time focusing on what I lost, which you can read more about in my article Trapped In My Past.
At times I don’t realize how good my life is. I spent time looking at the people around me that I forgot I had a life of my own.
My mother asking me “How do I feel?” made me realize I was actually happy and feeling at peace. The words, “I’m happy,” easily escaped my lips. For a moment, I felt bad saying those words, but one thing I learned over the years is that I can’t let anyone else’s pain stop me from feeling some joy. I can want better for other, but I can also put me first.
Let’s stop taking life for granted!