Saturday, January 11, 2014

Not Taking My Blessings for Granted

As much as I talk about how many things I want to change in my life, and how many things that I wish that I had, I sometimes have to take a moment to remember how much I have to be grateful for.

All of my basic needs are met: I have a job, an apartment, money for food, and clothing. Both of my parents are alive (and still married), and I have three older sisters whom I love and that I know that they would be there for me if I ever really needed them, and a handful of tried and true friends that, although spread out across the country, really keep me going when things get tough.

At times (ok, most of the time), it gets so easy for me to get caught up in what my life is lacking. I get caught up in the fact that I don't have a good job, I don't really have a lot of romance in my life, the fact that I don't have a larger constant and immediate friendship circle, and of course, MORE MONEY.

At the end of the day, even if I never got a single additional item or accolade, I would still be very lucky. And as much as I would like to work towards getting more, I have to remember that what I already have isn't dog shit either. I've got a lot to be thankful for.

Everytime I watch this video, all I can think is how much more like this little girl I want to be. More positive thinking. Adding that to my list of intentions for the year.

(Photo above: a statue outside of a shopping area in Taos, New Mexico, on my trip back in the summer of 2012. I absolutely fell in love with Santa Fe, and getting to visit the Taos Pueblo, and speak to members of the Taos tribe was just so awesome. I thought that this statue was just so beautiful, it made me think of my own spirituality, and everything that makes us who we are.)

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