I’ve started writing a daily gratitude journal. I downloaded an app for my iPad and every evening I write down a few things I’m grateful for. I often forget, so I have to get better at remembering to do it, but it really does help me put things into perspective.
I am grateful for very simple things. A warm home, a comfortable bed, a warm place for my children to sleep. Food to fill my children’s bellies. Living in a safe neighborhood. Not living in a war zone. My health and my family’s health. Warm coats. There really is so much to be grateful for. 3 months ago
My school had this requirement for my classmates and I to go this orphanage and live like them for five days. I used to be a spoiled brat and I complained about literally everything but being with these orphans was a real eye opener. They didn’t have anyone or anything and yet, they could still manage to smile. I, on the other hand, if I didn’t like the food served on the table, would grumble and eat in bitter thoughts. These kids have taught me that happiness doesn’t come in material things or getting what you want but is an attitude that you have to choose. 4 months ago