Sometimes it’s difficult to appreciate what you have in your life because you might be looking at what you don’t have. When you can be grateful for the love and abundance in your life right now, you are less likely to be stressed or anxious about what you feel is missing or lacking. This isn’t always easy since the grass can look green on the other side of the fence. When you are concentrating on what’s not happening in your life, or what you don’t have, or are trying to blame or justify why things are as they are, then you miss all the greatness that is already surrounding you and blessing your life.

We can become sidetracked by, or stuck in the wanting, needing, and having, instead of being grateful for what we do have. Sure, things, people, and situations might not be all you thought or expected them to be and here lies the problem, you have put an expectation on them, not an appreciation of them.

Being grateful for what’s in your life doesn’t mean you can’t reach for the stars or your dreams, but don’t overlook the gifts and blessings that are already there, and they are there. Maybe your feeling like, “What do I have to be grateful for?”, and believe me, there will be a period of time in your life where you will struggle with this. Don’t allow other people and situations to take over my life; I didn’t value myself or the light that was within and surrounding me, I could only see the darkness that seemed to be engulfing me.

What I thought would be “greener pastures” turned out to be some pretty rough terrain, and once I made my way through I was able to truly appreciate all I had to let go of and still had in my life.

It’s not the things you own, nor are the things you believe important, that I appreciated, although you should be grateful for what you have left. What should become crystal clear to you are the everyday things you may take for granted, overlook, underestimate, under-appreciate, or minimize.

Always appreciate and love your family and friends. Try to recognize the love and support that surrounds you. Stop and notice the ordinary things. Life is something to be lived and be thankful for. The smallest and biggest things should make you smile; the simplest of things can bring you great joy.

So, don’t wait for tomorrow, or for something to change, or for something or someone better, be grateful for what is in your life right now, this very moment.

When you appreciate all that you have, life becomes more alive, vibrant, and expanded.

How can things not look and feel brighter when you are in the space of true gratitude?  Blessings are in your life every day. Even if you temporarily lose sight of them, they are there waiting for you to embrace them.

Appreciate the good that already exists in your life and anticipate the miracles and magic that is to come.

What is one thing you appreciate in your life? If you don’t already, begin today to write down what you are grateful for. Maybe you can only think of one thing; that’s okay, in time you will be filling the page.

-Your Friends At Vovi

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