GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I think most of us operate on the premise that if you work hard (including working out, yo), keep your nose to the grindstone (and clean, BTW) and put your best foot forward (being careful not to place it on any of the other humans, ya dig?) that we will meet with successful outcomes.
You know, the biggies: health, wealth, love, happiness.
And when it doesn't seem to be working out that way, we tend to get a little cranky, don't we?
The thing about we people is that we tend to focus on ourselves way, way too much. Except, of course, when we perceive that someone else is getting, winning, receiving, making or just in general accumulating more of the good stuff mentioned earlier than we. Then, we're all about others ... but in an envious fashion.
Dudes...and dudettes...I say this with the best of intentions and with much positivism and cheer in my heart: knock it off, already.
I know there are times when life seems unfair: you didn't get the big promotion or raise you felt you deserved; you did all the heavy lifting for an event but someone else got the kudos; you ran 14 miles, seven days a week for a year and ate nothing but salad and boiled chicken...and gained three pounds.
Stop. Breathe. Focus. Consider all that you DO have; not all you lack. Think of everything with which you're blessed; not what greater blessings you feel have been bestowed on someone else. Take a good long look at the loved ones around you -- they are pretty fantabulous and are what matters most in the wide world. And they won't be here forever.
Stop being a whiny, resentful jelly belly -- open your eyes and see the truth; your life is pretty darned amazing. Besides, your day will come; don't be so busy envying someone else's that you miss it.
Mt 19:23-30 Jesus said to his disciples: "Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God." When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said, "Who then can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "For men this is impossible, but for God all things are possible ... But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first."