Fear is a feeling that can be both productive and destructive at the same time, but there is something so much more dangerous lurking in plain sight. Complacency! As humans, we naturally fall into a rhythm and routine and there is nothing wrong with it…unless you stop paying attention to the little things. Being thankful and appreciative can be time consuming, and for some just too much work, but trust me when I say, being complacent will only bring feelings of heavy grief and great regret when it’s gone. It took losing the love of my life for me to face the music! I don’t want or wish that upon my worst enemy. No one should have to feel the weight or regret so unnecessarily. The great news this in such an easy fix with one simple change.
I have been blessed with so many beautiful people in my life who have shown me so much love, support, and encouragement. My dad makes sure to always remind my son to hug his momma and tell her how much he loves her! I can’t tell you how warm and fuzzy it makes me feel when I here Henry say. “ Okay Poppa!”. It is those tiny little gestures and moments that keep those nasty animals, guilt and regret at bay. It is the smallest things that truly make the biggest impact. Truly being thankful for the blessings that you have is the very first step to living a full and happy life. Unfortunately, for some, that life is way too short, but others have the time and the instances to show their appreciation for all they have been given. We need to break the cycle. We need to break the chains that keeps us from living life to the fullest! In a since… stop keeping up with the Jones’s both physically, emotionally, and psychologically! I promise that the biggest and more inefficient use of time and energy! Life isn’t about what you think it should be or look like… it is about what is right in front of you! Material goods are worth Didley squat it the grand scheme of things! Family and true friends are all one needs! I have never felt so blessed as I have tonight. Let me elaborate… there are so many that don’t associate with their family much less their extended family. There are those who may not even be able to handle conversing much less spending time with one another! I am very happy to say that I don’t have that problem. I have never felt so much love, that all my pain, grief and regret faded almost to nil. It was the most uplifted I have felt in a while! These people are helping me break the chains! The crazy thing is there were those working in the background that I was not even around making an impact. I was just truly overwhelmed in the most amazing way possible!!
Ladies, gentlemen, all of you, heed my words! lean on those around you. Allow their beautiful energy to fill you up and help your spirit soar. Be thankful for those things that you have with you everyday… no matter for how long or if it “ just a routine”. Life is short friends, too short to be filled with such shagrin! Stand with me and break the chains of monotony, the chains of complacency, and replace them with strong feelings of thankfulness and appreciation for all situations and peoples! When we make that changes, life becomes so much more beautiful and colorful! You don’t want to reach the end and wonder if you accomplished all you dreamed. You want to say I have had such an amazing time and experiences, and am so thankful that I was able to take my turn on this earth!
BREAK THISE CHAINS TODAY!