Gratitude In Simplicity

It’s easy for us to complain about the life that we live, but is seems to be more of a challenge for people to find gratitude for the small things in their lives. We seem to take for granted the simple things in our lives like walking , breathing and the roof over our heads when there are so many that would be grateful just to have those things. 

It’s easy to want more, more and more, and we all seem to. Is more really going to make us happier, or add to our burden and frustration? I, like everyone grew up wanting and in some cases feeling as though I needed to have stuff, and sometimes I was even frustrated on the road to acquiring this stuff that I seemed to feel I had to have. Over time and through the challenges in my own life I was given the opportunity to see how truly blessed I was. 

Each day I say thank you as I rise from my bed. I am grateful to see another day, to have another opportunity to be the best I can be. I am grateful for the roof over my head, the food that nourishes my body, and grateful to have people in my life that love and care for me.  What I came to realize was that my life was rich because I had those thing,  not because I had all the stuff that the media has tried so hard to convince me that I needed. 

So as you walk through your life take a moment to appreciate what is real in your life . Make sure that your plate of life is full of all the true essentials that you need like love, family, and shelter. Remember that all that other stuff is just a side dish. 

What are the things that you are grateful for ?

Love and blessings in divine order, 


From the book “It’s All In How You Look at It (thought and questions about life)