We constantly worry about the things that we don’t have. We are almost obsessed with both material and spiritual things that we don’t possess or have attained. It is important to strive forward but it is also important to count our blessings.
There are issues in our lives every day that distract us from what is really important. It is our responsibility to take control of our thoughts and concentrate on what really matters to our life and happiness and not long for things that are not going to get here any time soon or ever.
When you sit down and list the things that you want, not what you need but what you want out of life how many of those things are you working toward? How many of those things are really attainable and how many are just dreams?
If you want to take a vacation to the Caribbean but you have not started to put money away when will that trip happen? If you start putting even 10 dollars a week for just that purpose maybe you can take that vacation next year. If you want to feel internal peace and harmony when was the last time you spent time on your spiritual enrichment? What are you doing to attain those wants? Are those wants realistic?
Counting your blessings is an important exercise. I think we should all take some time to see what we have accomplished and be thankful before we start looking at the things we don’t have.