A million and one reasons…

A friend of mine posted this and I am sharing it with everyone.

Often times I will not show how grateful I am but my gratitude is overflowing for the multitude of blessings in my life. After more than six decades of existence, I don’t blow candles to make wishes anymore. To say that my cup is over-filled with joy because of family, friends and acquaintances is an understatement.

My life journey is made up of rollercoaster rides. I have felt the pangs of hunger, the sadness of solitude and the disappointments in failure. To be where I am today was not an easy climb. There were days when you wondered if principles could be exchanged for an extra meal on the table or a temporary material joy. But because I sleep better in the evenings with a clear conscience, I will always choose to embrace good.

While there are days of despair and frustration, there are good ones as well. Whichever is the overwhelming one, dictates our mood for those days. We cry. We get angry. We laugh. We grieve. We complain. We are, after all, human. When it is not right, we have the right to express our grievances, so that mistakes are corrected and justice prevails. We cannot take everything sitting down and leaving it to our God to exact vengeance or a come uppance on. There are just situations that need a normal human reaction – and not simply walking away.

Yet with whatever drama life provides, there are a million and one and more reasons to be grateful for. Our daily bread. Our friends and family who share our joys and pains. Another sunrise or sunset to experience. Another day to be grateful for in spite of it all. Each morning, we get to create a new beginning in the chapters of our life.

Let’s not forget that in this world,

Someone else is happy with less that what you have.

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