“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
The more you own, the less you have.
But family, friends, experiences never fade. And if they do, they fade into smiles, versus poor impulses.
I’m just as susceptible to Black Friday and wanting things as much as anyone else. There’s a hundred + number of clothes I want, and dozens of gadgets and tech over a grand, but none of that is what made me happy today.
Cooking for family made me happy.
Spending time with Gabriella, watching How to Train Your Dragon made me happy.
Laughing with friends and family.
Playing music, writing a new song.
If there’s one thing I want to be more intentional about (who are we kidding, there’s a lot of things I’d like to be better at and more intentional about) it would be to only buy the essential things that maximize my joy and enables me to live a meaningful life. Everything else is for the birds. (There’s a turkey joke in there somewhere, I’ll think of a good one later.)
Just like William Arthur Ward said above, every day can be a blessing if you let it. Even crappy days have diamonds, or at least make you appraise the great days more.
Merry Thanksgiving everyone. 🙂
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh W.