Saturday, January 31, 2009

Life is Good...

I was driving down the road today heading to dinner with my family & we stopped behind this jeep that had a phrase on the tire cover. It read "Life is Good". As I read it, I felt very happy & was glad that that person had put that phrase there. I think a lot of times we get so caught up in the crazy our kids make us feel sometimes, feeling like we are just not "good" enough, those sort of things, that we forget that life really is good. Most of us have been blessed with a roof over our heads & food on our tables. We have clothes to wear & cars to take us places. Even without those blessings life is good. It's all in the attitude you carry. It's all in how you view life, how you view yourself. We have all been given gifts and talents that are unique to us and no one else. Others might have similar gifts but I believe that we are placed in situations that are unique at that period in time just for us. It's easy to get distracted from our gifts by envying the gifts that are strong in others that might not be in ourselves. I find myself sometimes down because "so and so" is doing this or "why didn't/couldn't I think of that first?" But I am coming to terms with the fact that everything has its time & place & right now at this moment the gifts that I have, the gifts I am building upon & the gifts that are dormant are right where they need to be. It's important to always improve on those gifts. But it takes time. So I have made a promise to myself that I am going to cherish those gifts, I am going to praise the gifts in others & I am going to remember that life really is good.

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