I recently read a beautiful sign:
“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.” (Author unknown)
Wow…I had to read that again! It is one of life’s large lessons beautifully expressed in a few short thought-provoking words.
Of course, we will still want for more; however, stopping and really counting all the good already in our lives has its own rewards.
I keep a gratitude journal and write down, people, and experiences I am grateful for … it is a great exercise. Going to bed feeling thankful even helps you sleep better!
When emotions are high and things are challenging, as they can be during the vacation season, just remember this quote…consider writing it down on an index card so you can see it as a regular reminder.
Thank you for the rising sun,