All we have is today. This minute. This second. Life is a gift.
I’m not telling you anything you haven’t already heard. And like me, you’ve probably said “My life isn’t that great. If I had the money, if I had the job, I had that marriage.
I hear ya.
Life is hard.
But the reality is, we may only have today. I don’t want my grumbling about how bad my lie is to be my last words. Do you?The reality is, we may only have today. I don't want my grumbling about how bad my lie is to be my last words. Do you? Click To Tweet
So what do we do? How do we make today and every day count when we’re not feeling it? Or we are going through a rough patch?
Start by finding one blessing in every day. No matter how small. And then laser focus on it.
You may have to dig deep, but you can always find one thing to be thankful for even if it’s that one hot cup of coffee in the morning.
Don’t focus on what others have that you don’t. That will always take you down a murky path. It’ll stir up bitterness, and it’ll make it harder. Trust me. There is one person out there that is looking at your life and wishing they had it.
Take a few moments alone to dream. No matter how crazy it has built up your fantasy. Then take a step back. Is that really what you want? Would it honestly make you happier?
I enjoy writing but I found out after years of trying to make it big, I really don’t desire all the notoriety that success brings. Granted the money would be helpful but what I’d have to give up would take away things I already have. I still want to write and create, so I’m still pursuing that novel, but on my terms. With working a full-time job, I would have to use every spare moment to write. I would rather enjoy my time with my family. So instead of having writing be my profession, I decided to make it my hobby.
If you want something more than what you have, you have to be willing to put the work and time into it. Are you ready to do that even if it means it still might not work out? Or can you dabble in your dream while you are enjoying life where you are?
Even if it doesn’t work out, we can still be fulfilled.
Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, focus on what you do have. Change what you can right now to give you the happiness you are searching for.
Look into giving others your time and talents. Sometimes if you give to others without expecting much, it’ll give you more satisfaction than if you had spent hours and hours trying to get it to work out in your favor. Not everyone is equipped to become and entrepreneur.
Thank the Lord for what he had given you. Learn to be grateful for the little things. Look around you and see what others don’t have instead of what they do have and say a quick prayer of thanks.
If you decide to be happy with your life in the here and now, you’ll be rewarded with the gift of joy. And with that will bring less anxiety in your life. If you have what you need right now, what’s the worse that can happen if you accept it? In the end, your days will be lighter, and that in itself will make your life brighter.
Let me share with you five bible verses to help you:
Isaiah 43 18 & 19-Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Philippians 4: 12 & 13-I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.