Living Above Our Circumstances

The past few months I have been spending a lot of time petsitting away from home. Being blessed with an abundance of work has been rewarding, but not without its challenges. It has been a struggle to keep up with writing my blog, resumes and writing my second book and keeping my husband feeling loved while being away from home. It was all starting to feel a little overwhelming and I found myself saying “I can’t wait until this week is over.” What that means is I’m waiting for my life to start again. Time is so fragile and we are never promised tomorrow. You only have to watch the news or hop on facebook to realize that. Why would we choose to wish it away?

It’s so easy to look at our circumstances and think “some day things will be better”. We miss so much when we live this way. How many times have you wished your life away? We spend so much time looking at the negative aspects of our circumstances instead of enjoying the moment and the blessings we have right now. Do you find yourself saying, “I’ll be happy when…”? How many times have you gotten to the place you thought you wanted to be; only to find yourself wishing things could be the way they used to be? Many have spent a lot of time and energy wishing their life could’ve been different. Many have spent all their energy investing in the future. We miss out on all the blessings around us whenever we are not savoring the present moment.

The truth is that our circumstances have nothing to do with our happiness. We get to choose to be happy or not. We can choose to be happy no matter what is going on around us. In this world, very few people seem to believe that. We live in a world where very few people choose to take responsibility for their own choices. We blame everything and everyone else for why we are the way we are. We blame our childhood, the economy, our family, our boss and the list goes on and on. It’s time to look at ourselves and realize that we only have control of our actions, thoughts and words. We can’t change anyone else; it must start with us. When we choose to live this way, we give others permission to do the same.Then we can have a positive impact on the world around us.

What blessing are you missing today?

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