Why do we have to wait for special holidays to celebrate the miracle of life? Isn’t it time we started to appreciate how much we have to be happy for every day of our lives?
It seems to me that many of us are taking the bounty of our lives for granted. We spend so much time wishing for more that we forget how much we already have.
We take for granted things like:
A Loving Family
The Blessings of God
The Miracle of Our Faith
The Beauty All Around Us
Our Ability To Think and Reason
The Wonders of The World We Live In
Our Beliefs and Our Passions
The Kindness of Strangers
Our God Given Souls
The Miracle of Life Itself
The list could go on and on. Maybe you can think of some things that I have forgotten that we take for granted. Maybe you can help others become more aware of their surroundings and their blessings.
Don’t waste your time thinking about the bad things that have happened in your life. It won’t make them go away any sooner. It won’t make you happier. It will distract you from concentrating on all the good things you have to celebrate.
Concentrate on the positive. Having a positive attitude will help you be happier. Believe in a good future for yourself and your family and your chances of having one will improve dramatically. Have faith in yourself and your ability to be a force for good. Believe in God and all He has given us.
Isn’t it time we took the time to celebrate our lives by trying harder to make something more constructive of them. Perhaps that’s what the celebration should be all about: Our ability to try and do better, our passion to discover more of the meaning of life, and our ability to be thinking and kind human beings.
What a wonderful world this is for us to live and love and work in. Doesn’t it make you want to celebrate your existence every day of the year?
Happy Fourth of July
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