We always moan and groan about the things we wanted but how often have we really take stock and be grateful of what we have? No? Let’s do that today then.
Seize the day, then let it go. ― Marty Rubin
When you think something is going to stay forever, something else usually happened and either it just didn’t last somehow or it gets ripped out from under you.
So it’s important to stay focused and know that nothing, and I mean nothing, is going to last forever.
This is all the more reason to cherish what you have when you can, which is now.
For parents, don’t forsake your family for anything else. Attend every event. Birthday parties, soccer games, graduation ceremony, cheer leading, art classes, music lessons, shopping, or even just snuggle sessions. They all matter.
Make time for those who are most important to you.
Meetings can wait. Meetings can be postponed. But you can’t postpone things in your kids’ lives. Once passed, they’re gone forever, and they grow so fast!
Take care with your words. Take time to think and listen first. I can understand that you might be tired or frustrated. Those who love you might not be the most tactful bunch, I know my father isn’t, but they love you and that’s unconditional. And, sometimes, that’s really all you have to remember. They might speak harshly, but it comes from a good place. Let it be. Can’t handle it right at this moment, excuse yourself for a few minutes. But take care not to say mean words just because you’re cranky or frustrated about something else.
I hate politics. I’m not good at playing games. I say what I have to and I meant what I say when I say it. It’s the best way to communicate for me. But it doesn’t always work too well in the corporate settings at times. I have no intention to put people down, to be rude, or to be obnoxious. It’s just that sometimes, what I say seem harsher to others than I meant for it to be.
Of course, I try to be as tactful and as direct as I can, but those two don’t always go together, I think you know what I mean.
I am grateful for my family and their love and support.
I am grateful for my job and all my colleagues, they are awesome people.
I am grateful for the opportunities my parents have given me.
I am grateful for my best buddies whom I can talk to when I need to or cry with when I need to just get it out of my system.
I am grateful for my boyfriend who would never miss a chance to call me out on my bullshit but who always has my back.
What are the things you are grateful for? Have you count your blessings lately? Maybe it’s time to do that. Please feel free to share in the comment section below.