so easy to focus on what we lack! After all, there
are many commercials and advertisements that insist that
we need more, and they certainly know just what we need,
don't they? And our neighbors keep on getting new
things, things that we'd love to have ourselves. And
people keep inventing new gadgets that we simply cannot do
without--and until we get them, it's very easy to keep
focused on how much we want them.
there are many things that I have that I take for granted,
too. If I didn't have a car, I most certainly would
be longing to have one. And without a computer, I'd
spend a lot of time focusing on all the cool things that I
could do if I just had a computer! Even simple
things such as our coffee maker and toaster add something
very positive to my life, and I would sorely miss them if
they were gone.
kind of exercise can help us to build appreciation for all
that we have--and when we appreciate those things, we see
their value in our lives. When we see their value,
we tend to feel that we need fewer things in addition to
what we have already.
perspective helps to paint our days--it helps us to see
our world through a positive filter or through a negative
one. And how we see the world is our choice,
depending on where we place our attention and how we see
what we're attending to. There are many beautiful
things and people in my life--but do I recognize them for
what they are and appreciate their presence?