Monday, 2 March 2015

Five reasons you should be grateful for

It was on a Sunday morning, John, my partner, and I were in the kitchen having breakfast and all of a sudden, out of the blue, we started talking about how blessed we were as people and as a couple.

We told each other the reasons we are grateful with life.
  1.   We are alive and have our health
  2.   We have a job
  3.    We have a house – our sanctuary
  4.    We have and love each other, and more importantly…
  5.    We enjoy so much the privilege to be alive
Life is beautiful, yes, but it can be tough, too. However, the difficulties in life can serve us in a good way to make us better and strongest people.  It really depends on our willingness to see life as the perfect path to walk on, to grow, mature and become wiser.

Some people do not believe in happiness, but I must say that happiness is not about having a laugh 24/7 or being in good form all the time. I personally think happiness is about trying to find a balance to learn from the bad experiences life has to offer and to truly enjoy the good ones.

Happiness is not defined by a bundle of objective experiences, but by the perception we have about them. In simple words, it’s not what it’s out there, but the way we perceive it.

I am not trying to change your personal opinion about happiness. Who am I to try to do so? The message I am trying to convey is that no matter how hard life may be, there are still reasons to be grateful and joyful.

We have to live life in accordance to what we think and believe is best for us, but we can’t forget to embrace with dignity the consequences  -good or bad - of our choices and decisions.

I would like to invite you to take a moment - at any time- to try to find the five reasons you should be grateful
for. It doesn’t matter how small those reasons may be. At the end of the day, it’s your life and they are your reasons and therefore they are valuable to you, and that’s what matters.

I would like to finish my message by saying…Life is good, life is bloody, bloody good.


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