Even though it’s part of my job to read all of our helpful posts every week, I have to admit I spend an embarrassing amount of time griping, comparing or wishing things to be different than how it is. So when I have a moment, when I remember all the other things going on that are actually working, I make an effort to say, “Thanks.”
I realized that my current mood can be dependent on what’s going on outside or it can be the result of an intention to be grateful regardless. For example…
I may not have slept well last night. But I did sleep some.
I’m busy, things are crazy, chaotic, stressful. But I’m busy and alive.
I’m not as healthy as I would like to be. But I’m breathing.
Things may not have worked out the way I’d like. But most of the time, it works out better than I planned.
You don’t have to wait for life to be perfect to be happy. I’m reminded by our top post this week that happiness is a choice (just like all of them this week remind us everything is a choice)-not the Pollyanna kind that ignores deeper emotion, but the type that radiates from within.