“The truth is that someone somewhere is always dealing with something bigger, more tragic and more heart-wrenching than we are, and it takes a rude awakening for us to realize how blessed we truly are.” –Paul Barratt
It has been no question that this has been a lonely time in my life. I’m down in a state and city where I don’t really know anyone. I don’t even have a family member down here. So it’s been really hard for me to just be like “Yeah I’m so blessed.” When I feel so lonely.
Yesterday I called my dad on the phone and was talking about how I was lonely. Then I realized while I was talking on the phone. Even though many of my friends and family are in a totally different state at least I can call or text them still. I could be completely on my own where I don’t have anyone to call or text, but yet I have many family and friends that are there for me even if we are far away. So yes it gets lonely, but at the end of the day I realize I am not alone. I got amazing people who still got my back even from afar and even more than that even when I can’t reach them I know God is still there.
I know whatever you’re going through in your life may seem tough, but just keep in mind it could always be worse. We all just sit around and complain about things in our lives yet when we just sit down and think about our blessings we realize yes, it still may suck, but at least you still have something. You may have to work really hard sometimes to find your blessings, but I promise that there is at least one thing you are blessed to have.
Like I’ve said in one of my other posts. Some people can’t see. Yet you are able to see this as you are now reading this. That in itself is a blessing. We have so much around us that we could be grateful for so just learn to appreciate those things. For example if your parents are still alive rejoice in that and tell them you love them every single day. There are so many people out there that wish they could talk to their parents one last time, but yet you can’t even shoot them a text.
Today I challenge you all to think of all the good things you have in your life. Big or small. And when you are feeling down about whatever you are going through right now I want you to think of those positive things. If you want make a list even and just read it everyday to remind yourself why you should keep a smile on your face. The important thing is that you just keep your mind on the things you do got and not what you don’t and I promise you having this gratitude will help change your life and even those around you as well.
Chat with you all tomorrow,