The Art of Being Thankful

In a world that demands more, more, more, it’s hard to appreciate how hard we’ve worked and the accomplishments we’ve made. As soon as we complete something, there’s another goal ahead of us, another milestone to reach or another level to advance to.

Let’s just stop for a second and do what’s forbidden. Let’s take a look at your past, even if we aren’t headed that way.

In the past year, what goals did you meet? What did you get done that was a weight off of your shoulders? Are we allowed to high five ourselves for staying sane in world that demands continuity in everything we do? If so, high five to you, if not, under the table fist bump.

We don’t get enough time to reflect on what we do well and appreciate the time we had to get where we are right now. The bad part about the future is most of us are always looking there instead of just being here. I don’t know about you but here is a great place to stay.

Let’s keep this short, sweet, and to the point, eh?

Today, I want to be grateful and thankful for the struggles I’ve been through and the goals I’ve met. I want to raise a toast to those of us who keep reaching for more even when we’ve done so much. Let’s say cheers to the people we’ve become because of the roadblocks we’ve encountered and the hurtles we’ve cleared. It’s a special day to be alive and we won’t get another day like this one.

Let’s live today a little less seriously and allow a breath or two. In a fast paced world, we deserve it. Call your mom or grandma and say I love you because you can. Thank your significant other for being the peanut butter to your jelly. Let your dog give you a sloppy kiss because you know how much he loves you. Even if it’s just for five minutes. Stop and appreciate how far you’ve come.

thankyouAnd now for my huge thank you, it goes to all of you reading this and those who have chosen to read what I have to say before and were amazingly kind to follow Inspired She Lives. In the past few days, Inspired She Lives published their 30th post and reached a few milestones pictured over there. Thank you for your readership and I hope you have a fabulous rest of your day.

Until Monday,

Anna Marie

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