Take It All In{0}

When you find yourself thinking about something you don’t have, stop yourself.

Take a moment to take in your environment.  If you are outside at night, look up. See the stars, listen for the crickets, look for the moon. If it’s day time look for the birds, listen for the laughter, stop and smell the flowers.  If you are inside, take stock of your accomplishments, your colleagues, the roof over your head.

Always steer your thoughts to focus on what you do have, what you can see, what you can choose. Your thoughts are based on your choices and your choices are based on your courage. The minute you find yourself thinking of something you don’t have, focus on something tangible around you. See the beauty, the intrigue, the possibility.

If you focus on what you don’t have you will find yourself in a constant state of wanting and what you will end up creating is more wanting. If you focus on what you do have you will find yourself happy and living in the moment. There is so much to be thankful for, so much to be happy about when you are looking for it. You just have to know where to look. 

How about looking within you, around you and above you?

Make the choice to be happy with what you do have. Besides if you’re not happy with what you have, what makes you think you’ll be happy with more?