Friday, 3 May 2013

Appreciate The Heck Out Of Your Life

Do you ever find yourself wishing that your life was more than it is?   How about comparing your life to that of your next door neighbour?  Feeling envious about their new car, or new kitchen.

Recently I had a conversation with a friend who told me she felt that she was somewhat of a failure.  She graduated from Cambridge University, one of the most prestigious and respected universities in the world, and she was as a teachers' assistant.  She said she looks at her co-workers, who are younger and have achieved more in their career, and feels somewhat less in comparison to them.

I understand this feeling as it's something I have experienced in my life, as I'm sure many people have, but it pained me to see her so down on herself.

Here's what I told her (more or less):

Look at what you do have.  A beautiful, polite, intelligent daughter, a loving husband, a nice home, good health, good friends (we were out for dinner with a large group, so I swept my hand across the room to demonstrate).  You have many things to be proud of, and to appreciate.  Focus on what you do have.  It's a lot more than many others.  Life isn't a race.  It doesn't matter where other people are on the course, or how fast they got there.  Enjoy the journey, and make sure you do the only thing that matters.  Be happy.  If you have happiness, then everything else falls into place.

She looked at me and said "how did you get so smart?"  I said "I've had a lot of good teachers."
(It's true, I read ALOT of self-help books.  Like, obnoxiously ALOT)

What I'm trying to say is, find any excuse to feel happy.  Everyone will have their own reasons.  Quit finding excuses to be unhappy.  Why do we do that?  Appreciate the heck out of your life and the Law of Attraction will take care of you, for as long as you want.