Please Read Slowly

It’s all about perspective. It seems to me that the default setting for most of us is to focus on the negative. Comparison really is the thief of joy, making us envious and anxious instead of peaceful and content.

But if you’re reading these words and you have a roof over your head, clothes on your back, money in your wallet, a car to drive, and people who love you and whom you love, you are more blessed than you know.

I’m trying to start a new habit: when anyone asks me how I am, instead of saying “Fine” or “Good,” I say “I’m better than I deserve,” because it’s true. I don’t deserve to be so blessed, but God saw fit to bless me anyway. I’m sure the same applies for you.

Choose to count your blessings and realize that if you have God, you really have all you need. May we all (me included) learn to give thanks more and complain and worry less.

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