Even in uncertain times, it’s always important to keep things in perspective
True wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau
• You are alive.
• You are able to see the sunrise and the sunset.
• You are able to hear birds sing and waves crash.
• You can walk outside and feel the breeze through your hair and the sun’s warmth on your skin.
• You have tasted the sweetness of chocolate cake.
• You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night.
• You awoke this morning with a roof over your head.
• You had a choice of what clothes to wear.
• You haven’t feared for your life today.
• You have overcome some considerable obstacles, and you have learned and survived.
• You often worry about what you’re going to do with your life – your career, your family, the next step, etc. – which means you have ambition, passion, drive, and the freedom to make your own decisions.
• You live in a country that protects your basic human rights and civil liberties.
• You are reasonably strong and healthy – if you got sick today, you could recover.
• You have a friend or relative who misses you and looks forward to your next visit.
• You have someone with whom to reminisce about ‘the good old days.’
• You have access to clean drinking water.
• You have access to medical care.
• You have access to the Internet.
• You can read.
The truth is, you’re doing better than a lot of people in this world. So remember to be grateful for all the things you do have.