Have you ever enjoyed a fantastic refreshing beverage! The days are heating up in the Pacific NW and with that comes hotter temperatures, more sun and the requirement of hydration. Nothing like refreshing cold water on a hot day at the lake, or long afternoon working, or for that matter, 100 laps on the big track at Evergreen Speedway. I know you’ve experienced the stimulation of a drink at just the right time. It’s good. Real good.
Being grateful is good also. When the proverbial water is flowing in your life it’s a game changer. Things that didn’t work work. Stuff that’s tough to get done get’s done. The H2O of life brings a sense of destiny, flow, excitement and accomplishment. However, you never miss the water until the well runs dry. An ungrateful person is a person with a limited supply of life-water.
The facts are, you can be blessed and not know it. You can be increasing and be ignorant to the advancements. Only when you look back can you realize that what you have is much more important than all the things you don’t have!
Have you ever found yourself stating, “I’ll be happy when…?” Happiness doesn’t come from getting what you want, it comes from appreciating what God has already given you! I am a firm believer that life is better than we think . And even when I’m enduring it’s not as tough as I think it is. So instead of fussing over what is missing in your life, stop and ask yourself, “What would you be willing to trade for what you already have?”
If there is something out there that would truly make you happier, are you going to exchange it for what you’ve already been given? If the answer to that seems cloudy, foggy or elusive get out a piece of paper and start listing what is right about your present. Then put a number next to each. Then count your blessings, and thank God for them.
I’m telling you, it’s never as bad as you think it is!