Learn to love life.

We all recognize that life has ups and downs. We don’t always get what we want. Sometimes things go our way. We have lean times and rich times. Relationships can be iffy or blissful.

Often, our perception of life depends on our evaluation of whether certain things—love, money, health, career—are as we might wish them to be. If they’re not, our disappointment and/or frustration can affect all other aspects of our lives.

This is unfortunate and certainly not helpful. There is so much going on in and around us at all times. When we focus on unhappy circumstances around one sector of our lives, we poison our ability to recognize enjoy all the rest of what life has to offer us.

When we’re on the lookout for small pleasant daily occurrences, we will find them. Lots of them. Turning our focus from what we don’t have to what we do have bolsters our gratitude and joy in life. We have more fun.

Today’s message encourages me to celebrate my many gifts daily. My life is abundant, perhaps not always in the way I might have imagined, but abundant nonetheless. I am blessed!

Please reflect and share. What unexpected blessing are you enjoying today?