It is first of the month “Reality Check” time…..If you a new to my blog..on the first of every month I will put up a post that reminds us how grateful and lucky we are. In our hectic world we seem to forget, all too often, how precious our lives are and what is truly important to us…so on the first of every month we can all read something that gives us a gentle reminder…….
Imagine if you lost everything that you ever had…..everything???
You are left alone, no family, with only the clothes on your back. Ponder this thought for just 30 seconds…….
A scary thought and one that we would not like to dwell on….but imagine that a day after losing it all you were magically granted one wish to return it all……….Of course you take it ALL back in a heartbeat and accept it all so gratefully. You would be so thankful for every single thing you got back…..you would feel like the luckiest person in the world. Guess what???….you don’t have to lose it all to remind yourself how lucky you are for what you have……………We need to remember on a daily basis to cherish everything we have. Our lives are blessed, even if everything is not going perfectly, we are still lucky to be alive, to have a
home, to have loved ones, to have freedom……………Let’s all remember this and be truly thankful for our life and everything in it…..
“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful,
but gratefulness that makes us happy.”
Brother David Steindl-Rast Austrian-American Author and Benedictine Monk