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Weekend Words of Wisdom | #9
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” — Frederick Keong —
Do you count your blessings on a daily basis?
How can one expect to appreciate life in the future if they cannot appreciate life in the present? While our lives may not be the one that we dreamed up of as children, it still is our lives and a blessed one at that. It’s important to remember that our lives are not really in our own hands, they are in God’s hands – therefore, as much as we strive for the earthly things such as materialistic items, fame, and ‘success’ – this is not what God wants us to try to achieve. He desires faith in His son, Jesus Christ. When we pause and truly look around with our eyes wide open, what do you see? For example: Do you see the family and friends that you have to love you regardless? Do you see the responsibilities of caregiving (for animals or humans) as a chore or do you see it in an appreciative and grateful form of knowing that you have the capabilities, strength, and heart to care for others needs?