We are all truly lucky to be here each moment we have. I know sometimes the challenges in life my make this hard to see, but if we truly think about the alternative, our challenges may not seem so overwhelming. By losing a friend who had so much life ahead of him, it made me step back and take a moment to appreciate the fact that I got to wake up today and see and hug my kids and husband. I got to see the flowers blooming and the butterflies flying around. I got to go outside in the sweltering heat in NC;) The list really could go on and on. I can only hope to have that same luck tomorrow!
There are truly blessings in all of the small things. There are amazing things all around us if we open ourselves up to noticing them. Wonderful things are going on everywhere and sometimes we are too caught up in our own lives to notice.
I know some of you may have things going on in your life that are horrible and extremely hard to handle and I don't want to minimize this. I know life can sometimes seem unfair and you can't understand why something may be happening. If this is happening for you, I hope there is something in your life that makes you feel "lucky". If it is seeing a flower bloom or getting a smile from a stranger or having a friend that offers support, find something to be grateful for even if it is something small.
Either journal about these questions or spend a few moments thinking through the answers.
- What do you feel blessed about in your life?
- What is something amazing happening in your life right now?
- How can you feel more of this in your life?
- How can you appreciate each day you are given and live life to its fullest?
- What would it take for you to feel "lucky"?
- What is holding you back in your life?
- What are you waiting for?
Notice and appreciate something, a situation or someone around you that you may not normally focus on. Find something "lucky" happening in your life right now. Skip the negative and find something positive to focus on even if it is just for a minute. Next, find a way to make this happen for more than just a minute, find a way to make this happen each moment you are here!
Quote: H.Jackson Brown Jr.- Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.Enjoy the journey!