Way too often, we let all the crap that happens in life bring us down. Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes it’s really, really hard. There is no doubt that everyone today has something or other to deal with. Something that keeps us from saying “life is perfect.”
Yes, sometimes life sucks. And sometimes we look around us and we feel like we are alone in our misery and that no one understands. Trust me when I say that is not true. We all have times of despair, and if you feel bad, all you have to do is look around to find someone that has it as bad or worse, who has been there before, or will go there someday. No one is immune.
In the meantime, it certainly helps to look around you and count your blessings. Remember all the good things you have in life to be thankful for. I made a New Years resolution this year, to post on Twitter every single day of 2013 something in my life that I’m grateful for. I’m going to use the hashtag #blessedin2013. I’m sure that some will be profound, but others may be as simple as someone thinking about me or doing something for me in a tiny little way that made my day better.
Life is hard sometimes. As human beings I truly believe it’s in our nature to care. To care about what happens to us, and to other people. It affects us. But if you stop and add up all the good things in your life it helps. It may not take away all the bad stuff, but it may help make that bad stuff just a bit more bearable.
I wish you all the best in 2013. I hope it is an amazing year, filled with wonderful things. I hope you’ll join me over on Twitter and remember for yourself all the great things you have to be grateful for.