I know I am posting to post back to back but I wrote this early this morning and wanted to share!
Last night in my state of insomnia (I am tired I really am but I just cant sleep) I started thinking about life and how lucky I am to have to have what I have. These thoughts came about from reading My Charming Kids blog before going to bed. MckMama is in Africa right now and I cant help look at her pictures and see these people who have nothing smiling and are genuine.
I have a bad habit of wanting this or that and not being content with what I already have.
I take for granted the life that I have built for myself.
My goal is to try and be content...
Just live life and not worry about the things that I cant change and be content with what I have and to be proud of the life I have made.
I feel like we live in a world that more is better and that we have to "keep up with the Joneses".
I dont want to look back on my life one day and wish that I would have done things differently.
I dont want to look back and wish that I wasnt so busy.
I dont want to look back and wish that I made more time for my friends.
I dont want to look back and wish that I didnt live for the paycheck...
I dont need the latest greatest gadget....
I dont need the Louis Vuitton bag (but I can dream)....
I dont need the new BMW.....
I dont need the big TV.....
We get one shot at this Life thing and I dont want to blow it!
Can you imagine if you took one of those ladies from Africa and put her in your house with the big TV, the groceries, the abundance of clothing and shoes, toilet paper, running water, soap and lotions(in my case she would think I own a lotion store), a bed with blankets, the car, the phones, the internet....
It would be more than they could take in but we NEED these things.
Now turn it around- take me and drop me off in their homes.
I wouldn't make it an hour without running water lets be honest 20 minutes tops and I would be complaining!
I have strong opinions about about the United States helping other countries, hand outs and all that good stuff- trust me you do not want me to get into all that.
I think I can learn a lesson from the way that some of these people who have nothing live.
They live with Nothing and they take nothing for granted
I live with everything at my fingertips but take a lot of things for granted.
Is this just me?
I let life take over, I get wrapped up in things and routines and I let the precious things slide by.
I talked to my friend Leslie last night and I got a sick feeling because I couldnt even remember the last time I saw or even talked to her- how sad is that!
I am really just ranting but all these thoughts just make me thankful for what I have and it forces me to realize I need to be content. Life is not things but about people and the relationships we have, the love that we have, the families that God has blessed us with.
Dont get me wrong I am beyond thankful for my life but I need to stop wanting, complaining, worrying, cleaning long enough to enjoy it!
ANOTHER reason I love to blog is that I can share with you my thoughts and to hear what you have to say!
I am thankful today for all of you guys!
All of the pictures are from MckMama's blog!