One of the biggest distractions in life is the constant desire for something more. It’s easy to forget how special today is in the development of a better tomorrow. Wanting to make your future brighter is a great thing but we can’t allow ourselves to forget how hard we worked to get where we are today.
If you are anything like me, you’ve spent the darker days of your life thus far praying for brighter pastures. We longed for the days of less stress, promotions at work, making more money, driving nicer cars, building stronger relationships and so on.
When things get hard we tend to want something better for ourselves and that’s completely normal. But how often do we take the time to appreciate the good parts of our life when they finally come around?
How often do we take the time to appreciate a good day after a many bad ones? Or how often do we appreciate that long-awaited promotion after years of working hard?
Ambition doesn’t have to hinder our ability to be grateful for what we have. Good things come with time and everything has a process. What most people take for granted is that the process is often the most valuable experience of all.
Take time to appreciate what you have in front of you today. Enjoy time with family and friends. Make memories with what you have. Enjoy the experiences you face today, both the good and the bad, and enjoy the journey taking you to where you want to go.
And most importantly, when you reach the brighter pastures you prayed for, take the time to show gratitude.
By: Timothy A. Natale