Gratefulness is the Key to a Happy Life That We Hold In Our Hands

Old Fashioned Health Key“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.” David Steindl-Rast

Do you find yourself constantly in a state of “When?”  You know, “When I close this big deal,” “When I meet the love of my life,” “When my kids go off to college.” etc.  Are you “when-ing” yourself away from your highest and best self?

Isn’t it true that we tend to teach the lessons we need to learn for ourselves?  Sure enough, this is one that I have worked on.  It took time to recognize that “when” will happen soon enough, and now is the time to enjoy this remarkable journey.  Life became better with that awareness.

When you take the time to meditate, to pray or reflect, or to take time in self-care, you realize that everything you need is right here, right now.  The past can’t be changed, the future isn’t here.  NOW is a gift – and that’s why they call it the PRESENT.  Life comes at you fast – enjoy the ride.

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When I get done with this blog post, I’m having ice cream.  Ok, that’s a good “when!”




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