Oftentimes, we fail to remember the things we should be grateful for in our lives. It’s human nature and we’re all guilty of it at some point. Typically, we tend to focus on our misfortunes, rather than counting our blessings. We take life for granted, forget how to live our lives to the fullest, as we should – with peace, love and contentment. We shouldn’t have to face a critical, life-threatening dilemma to realize and appreciate what we have. Unfortunately, it happens quite frequently, and when it does, that’s when regrets become present. They say the past is full of tears and the future is full of fears. I can surely relate as I have for many years however, I’ve learned to live in the present and make the best out of each day with the things in life that matter the most to me. It’s done me a world of good and I would recommend anyone to practice it. When we stop dwelling on the past and stop liberating over our regrets and missed opportunities, it brings peace to our minds, as well as our souls. The same goes for our thoughts about the future. When we consider the future, we tend to be consumed by what should or shouldn’t happen, all the time forgetting the many things we will experience will be out of our control. The happiest souls make it a point to live in the present. Only then can we truly start to notice the things and appreciate what we have. Unfortunately, thanks to the wonderful world of technology and media, many of us have naturally forgotten to notice our surroundings. We notice what’s displayed on our screens more than we notice what surrounds us. As a result we lose sight of what’s important. The work we do, the people we love, the good things we experience, but most of all, the things we have. Even the simple chirp of a bird is a blessing because we are unable to hear something that simple. Make it a habit to be conscious of the simple things, the water that comes out of the faucets, the food that you eat and the clothes on your back. Then start noticing the bigger things such as your job, family, and your home. Then immerse yourself in every single moment of your life. You more than likely have a lot that many others can only dream of having. Consequently, you wouldn’t enjoy any of these blessings if they were taken away from you. Remember that every single person, relationship, or material object takes the investment of time, effort, and hard work to be made. Helping others will make you realize that there is so much to be grateful for. Get in touch with your altruistic side and give back to the community. That’s what helps me immensely. This doesn’t mean offering to help charities but it’s nice when you can. You should also help your family, friends or even a stranger. With that being said, you will realize that you’re lucky to be able to serve those in need but more rewarding than that, you will be left with a fulfilling feeling that will make you see beyond yourself and your materialistic desires. That is one of the greatest gifts that you will ever receive.
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