Count Your Blessings

Here I am sitting at my kitchen table with the sun pouring in on my face. I’m enjoying a warm breakfast and hot tea. I have a roof over my head, money in the bank, a job and a warm bed to sleep in… and with all that to be grateful for (and so much more) I’m not the happiest I can be. I’m sick, again, for the third time in 3 months. I’ve lost my voice and my head feels like I’m in a bubble. I almost was going to start this beautiful day off by feeling bad for myself and letting everyone around me in on my sorrow. Until I pulled up the news on my computer. Japan…. yep, I can’t complain about s#@t.

There is a quote, I believe that says “no matter how bad you got it, somebody else has it much worse” – something like that, but you get the point. Anyhow what ever I have going on in my body with this sickness is no where near as bad has having your house flooded to the roof and all your family members washed away with the water.

Now is a perfect time to count your blessings. Whatever you have going on… guaranteed, somebody else has it worse. I know we always feel like our issues are the worst. That “nobody understands”… “oh woe is me” and so on, but really if we focus on the bad stuff – bad stuff will constantly show up in our lives. Living in a time like this with this earthquake in Japan, markets failing, jobs being lost, etc it would seem quite hard to keep your chin up, and I’m not saying to not be involved with what is going on around us, just keep focus on what is great as well. We need more people in higher up positions to keep a positive outlook and be able to take on money and world issues with commitments to creating jobs, unity, love and compassion – not a commitment to having power and money.

If you started today to make it a point to continuously remind yourself of what you have to be thankful for and share that attitude with your friends and co-workers and then challenge them to do the same – it will start to trickle out into the world. So it’s not like your all about butterflies and rainbows, you recognize that something unpleasant is happening in the world but it doesn’t derail you from your path of gratitude. If anything it only brings more light to what we have to be thankful for.

If your going to complain about something then you should do something about it. If you are not going to do anything about it… then we should just keep our mouths shut.

So in conclusion to that rambling I’m going to say a big THANK YOU to all of you… for being you and now that I know your at this point in this post, you have thought about what you have to be thankful for. I’m grateful for my health and the ability to share with all of you a positive outlook.

Sending my love to Japan… peace.