“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they have.” ~Budha
I find myself focusing a lot these days on gratitude and this quote really stood out to me. Not from a standpoint of appreciating the “THINGS” I have, but from appreciating where I am in my life. Appreciating my family. Appreciating my friends. Appreciating my health. Appreciating where I am this very second of my life and the time I have been given to experience this chapter in my life.
Sure, others may have more, they may have accomplished more in their careers or experienced situations I never will. But that is their journey not mine. And for that I choose to appreciate and find happiness in my own journey.
What part of your journey are you failing to appreciate that is holding you back from your happiness?
“Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is a preparation for a future only He can see.” ~Corrie ten Boom
Isn’t this the truth and what a great reminder about being grateful for the difficult times in our lives and the many lessons we learn along the way! Lessons of Faith, Trust, Forgiveness and how to be Grateful for the good and the bad.
September 21st is “World Gratitude Day” and its history dates back to 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided that it would be a good idea to have one day per year to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things to be found in the world. Following the meeting in Hawaii, many attendees marked Gratitude Day on 21st September 1966.
Today, I’m grateful for the beauty of the change of seasons. What are you grateful for today?