Sometimes I find myself thinking I’ve learned all of the important lessons in life.. Then life steps up and surprises me again.
One lesson I thought I knew was the key to working with what I have and where I am right now. Even so, it is always easy to get caught up in “I’ll be happy once I reach this point or have this much” attitude. This year I have really been forced to slow down and take each day, week month one at a time. In the midst of it I really began to enjoy what I have and where I am in the world around me.
We can actually buck the current trend and be happy with less and guess what? It’s okay!
We all see others on social media and think, “Wow they live such a great life.” In reality, we are only seeing what they want us to see. If we focus on being content in our own lives, there is no need to compare.
Instead of complaining to others or ourselves about how bad our day was, or our life is at this moment, I challenge you to end every day thinking of all the things you are thankful for. I thank God every night that I had another great day. I am thankful for everything in my life and for all that will come.
As you close out your day with gratitude, spend some time planning your next day. Think about how you will wake up and put in the best work you can. When you make that plan and follow through, there will be no excuses to be made or blame to be assigned at the end of the day.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.