The Key to Life
"The sunset lets you know that you're alive, that you made it another day."
Hey, what's up, fam!
This is the message on my heart today -- take time to protect your peace and practice gratitude. This is a new day, a new beginning. Every Sunset reminds you that you are allowed to see another day. Don't let the troubles of this day steal your peace. As people, we are so great at focusing on the things we don't have, our pain, or the things that bring us down, but we can train ourselves to focus our attention on the things that really matter. If you look for the things to be grateful for, you will find them. Even if it feels like you have nothing to be thankful for, you are still alive and you still have life.
Appreciation unlocks a power in us that nothing else can. There is plenty to complain about as you go about the day, and it's easy to feed our egos and our excuses, but the first step to elevation is appreciation. This week, when those things that flood your mind with complaints come along, retrain your thoughts to see the good in each situation.
When it's hard to find thankfulness, look to God and be thankful for your breath, be thankful for your soul, and for your life and for his grace.
This is a new week, and it is up to you how you live it. Life will throw you curveballs, and there will be obstacles, but remember that you are always in control of how you respond. Focus on being a rare breed. Rise up to the challenge and take on every struggle ahead of you with gratitude each step of the way.
It all starts with you.