When we’re young, most of us want to be rich and famous. We stand in the middle of our bedrooms belting out songs, whether we have the voice for it or not. We dream we are on that movie screen playing the part of the femme fatale or the hero.
As time goes on, we learn that only a small percent of the population achieves those goals. We have to join the real world. Now a new race begins. A new home. The best technology. An awesome car. Things that all seem to cost money.
Life has taken on a new meaning for me, a new way of thinking. Yes, I am thankful for friends and family, good health and my home. But I’m also grateful for the simple things in life. I can look up at the morning sky, feel the warmth of the sun on my face, see the bright blue sky and be thankful. I try to gaze up every day, no matter the weather, and find something beautiful. Dark gray snow clouds create a wondrous background to the bare trees of winter. The sun peeking through the morning mist hints of the day to come. My favorite is those white puffy clouds that look like cotton candy.
I won’t bore you with too many more of the simple things I’m thankful for. Maybe you can add to the list.
Sun sparkling off a new fallen snow
The golden leaves of autumn
A baby’s smile
The first buds of spring
The sound of water lapping on the shore
Sharing a bottle of wine with friends and family
Snuggling with a good book by the fireplace
Holding hands with my husband
Watching my son grow into an awesome young man
The simple things. Give it a try.