Being grateful and knowing that you are blessed in what you have no matter how much or how little that maybe is something very special....especially in the world we live in today. I have come to learn that it is all about perspective. So many people have more than I do and at times it is nice to dream and imagine what life would be like with certain things, but I am not resentful or angry that others have those things and I don't. On the other hand...I have so much more than many do. There are those out there who would be so grateful just to have the basics such as heat in the winter and air in the summer, a comfortable bed, food and very simply.....a place to call home. I have all those things and I know that I am blessed.
I am learning that being satisfied in the here and now and feeling grateful for what you have is an amazing blessings in a persons life. It is emotionally exhausting to constantly want more, desire more and to be jealous of and over things. There is nothing wrong with working hard and working towards goals even if some of those goals are better things.....but in the big scheme of life, there are times when you have to stop wanting and just be grateful for what you have.
Part of the problem with the world today is the fact that many never stop wanting and feel that somehow they deserve anything they want whether they work for it or not. I think many reality tv shows perpetuate this type of thinking especially where our kids are concerned. And quite frankly....the government doesn't help with its giveaways, freebies and handouts to those who could work but don't. But I digress as this is not a political rant.....today anyway!
There are many who have true needs and there are many whose needs are met, but then their wants mentally become needs and then......both entitlement and anger take over causing them to be dissatisfied with everything. Ironically....it is usually those with the least, with the greatest real needs who are satisfied and grateful for what they have. Funny how that works. Again....perspective.
Today and everyday I am grateful. I am grateful for the basics.......and the extra's from time to time. Most of all though, I am grateful for the things that no amount of money can buy: family, friends, health, peace and those of you who follow along and read my blogs. I guess you can say that I am grateful, thankful and very blessed!