We don’t really look in the mirror. Not truly. We fix our hair or brush our teeth or look at our outfit, but never really see ourselves. We see an individual part of ourselves. Checking that our socks match or that our hair isn’t standing up straight, and there is nothing stuck in our teeth but that is all we see.
Go an look at yourself, not your individual parts but you as a whole. You are a fabulous human being! You are unique, no one else in the world looks exactly like you (even identical twins can have different facial expressions, so go with it). You have unique gifts to share, unique talents in a combination that has never before happened or will happen.
So, the question is, when looking at yourself, what are you going to do with your one unique life?
The gripe that ‘Life, isn’t fair’ is not going to get us anywhere. This phrase suggests that we are not in control of our lives. In the past we where born into our station, be it royalty or a farmer. We had no control or say over what occupation we had, and generally no say over whom we married.
Today we can not say that ‘life isn’t fair’. We have all the choice in the world to love who we want to (depending on your country though), what we do for employment, and our hobbies and entertainment.
If we are feeling like life isn’t fair, we should know that we have a difficult decision to make to change something in our lives, perhaps drastically to get back to a feeling of control. Because, our lives are fair, they are ours to live how we choose.
We have so much to be grateful for but most of the time we really aren’t. Are we ever truly grateful for all that we have in life until it is threatened? We don’t see all the wonderful things that we have that many people don’t. We are so very spoiled in any part of the world that is able to read this. We don’t have to concern ourselves with the simple things that sustain life: food, clothing, shelter. But, we don’t see them as things to be grateful for until they are threatened or we are forced to really see how very lucky we are in this part of the world.
I try to be grateful for all that I have but I know I take it for granted. I am grateful for the opportunity to take simple life pleasures for granted.
Life is a very patient teacher. It will keep throwing the same lesson at us until we learn it fully and completely. This happens to all of us in many different ways. We fall back into old patterns of behaviour, whether that is reacting a certain way to someone we love or eating too many cookies at one time or lounging more than exercising.
Sometimes we need the reminder lesson that these things are not good for us to be doing, and remember that we have outgrown those old patterns for a reason.
Thanks life for the patience and the reminders 😉