Sometimes I have down days. Yesterday was one of them. I’m not one for a pity party but things affect people in different ways. I have a lot going on at the moment and stuff in my head doesn’t always come out in the way I always want them to. But hey, that’s life. So here I am today telling myself that things are not that bad and I need to appreciate what I have.
Yesterday I saw a picture of a young boy who suffers from Anoxic Brain Injury on Instagram (it brought me to tears) and after spending most of the day feeling frustrated at my own situation, I suddenly felt so ungrateful. It’s the small things. I don’t have much in terms of ‘fancy things’ but what I do have made me realise I am rich in many other ways.
I Have Life
Today I woke up (some people never) and have done for the past 28 years (thanks to the Lord) and for that I am grateful. I could have a better standard of life but actually, I am healthy so that’s all that matters surely. I am guilty of complaining about things unnecessarily, maybe not, but the fact of the matter is I do complain and I’m sure you do too. I know I will never be able to completely stop, but I do want to complain less.
I Have A Roof Over My Head
OK, granted, if you know me personally you know my current situation but I do have a place to call home. Many people do not. I can only imagine how hard it is living on the streets, (and living in London you can see this at least once a day sadly) yet sometimes we take our living arrangements for granted. I am fortunate enough to say that I haven’t been in this situation before but it can happen to ANYONE!
I Have Food In My Belly and Clothes On My Back
I can hear these words playing in my head from the elders in my family. It sounds silly but I have food daily and I have clean clothes to wear, many people don’t. I do think consciously when buying clothes of late because if I know its something I will not keep/wear for a long time I’d rather save the money. And when I do get to the point that I know I will never wear an item again, I give it to charity so someone else can make use of it.
I Have Family and Friends
People around me that love and care for me. It’s easy to feel alone with your thoughts at times but it’s good to talk to people close to you. They will always support you and have your best interests at heart. I come from quite a big family and have lots of cousins and aunts I can always depend on, not forgetting my immediate family; my nan, mum and sister that I love to pieces!
In a nutshell I guess I am saying the things that are valuable to me aren’t of monetary value, no its much more than that. My outlook on life has changed so much and I just want to continue to grow and become a better person.
Thank you for reading xxx