As the year comes to a close and some of us begin to reflect on the year gone by it is easy to feel that things have not gone the way that you’d of liked. I read two passages yesterday that helped put things into perspective and I thought I’d share. So here there are:
Start noticing how wealthy you are right now. – Henry David Thoreau once said, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” Even when times are tough, it’s always important to keep things in perspective. You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night. You didn’t go to sleep outside. You had a choice of what clothes to wear this morning. You hardly broke a sweat today. You didn’t spend a minute in fear. You have access to clean drinking water. You have access to medical care. You have access to the Internet. You can read. Some might say you are incredibly wealthy, so remember to be grateful for all the things you do have.
and another one from one of my favourite authors, Paulo Coelho:
On Christmas Eve, my wife and I were reflecting on the year that was nearly ending whilst dining at a restaurant.
I started to complain about something that didn’t happen the way I wanted it to.
My wife focused her attention in a Christmas tree that embellished the place. I thought that she wasn’t interested in the conversation, so I changed the subject: “This tree has a beautiful illumination”, I said.
“Yes, but if you look carefully you can see one burnt light among dozens. ” It seems to me that instead of thinking this year as dozens of enlightened blessings, you chose to look at the one light that did not glow.”
Enjoy each moment and have a wonderful day!
Happy New Years Eve!
P.S Check out http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/ from more inspiration.
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