“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?
Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” ~Tim Allen
I don’t know about you, but it’s about this time of year when I begin to long for warmer, sunnier days of winter. But, like life as I push through the damp, cold days I come out stronger as the seasons begin to change.
How about you? Do you find the “winter days” help build your character?