You know, when I travel, I am usually pretty busy and this time is no exception. I got back to the hotel with the intent of going out to see a movie tonight. That didn’t happen because apparently I was sleepy and the Universe decided that I needed a nap.
The Universe also apparently knew something that I did not at that time. I was flipping through the local channels and started watching the news and a breaking news report came on about a shooting in a mall parking lot.
Guess what? That mall parking lot and location of the shooting was in front of the movie theater that I was going to and happened during the time I would have been out front. Looks like it was a love triangle and an ex-boyfriend didn’t like the new boyfriend and decided to take him out and 2 other people in the process, who knows what may have happened if I had been there.
I would have never known this if I had not been flipping through the channels.
So, why am I sharing this. I am sharing this because many times in life we forget to be thankful for the little things as well as the big things.
Our lives are always filled with plenty however; this plenty is not always evident to us. Our thankfulness makes our abundance noticeable and accessible.
My friends, when all is well in life it is so very easy to be thankful, especially when there are no difficulties or dark clouds. However, it is during those times of hardships and narrow escapes abound that our thankfulness can be of the most value to us.
When we appreciate and make use of the positive value of life, that is always there, we are thankful. Thankfulness brings more good into our lives because it raises our expectations in a way that is genuine.
Just think about the power you have within yourself if, during a difficult time, you say, “I am grateful and thankful for this occasion.” Whatever the situation is, this attitude can introduce us to more positive possibilities that are around each of us all of the time.
Don’t wait to be thankful for something that is evident. Realize that there is always something in your lives to be thankful for and in your thankfulness, you can see it more clearly.
Be thankful every second of every day. There is always a reason! Tonight, I am thankful for my unplanned nap!