All right, I admit it.
I have taken many things in my life for granted.
I awaken each morning, set my coffee maker, and sit down in my favorite chair to read a great book.
I shower, get dressed, eat breakfast and begin my workday.
I work all day, somehow find time to workout, spend a little time with my wife, watch a little television, and then fall asleep.
The next day I do the same thing all over again.
Let me back up for one moment.
Did I just mention appreciation and gratitude?Who has time for that?Well, we all do.
I'm convinced that most of us live each day of our lives not fully appreciating what we truly have.
It doesn't have to be this way, however.
All it takes is focus.
Take a few moments each day to appreciate and be grateful for what is around you.
Let's try this again.
I awaken each morning grateful for the day which is ahead of me.
I give thanks and appreciate my health, my ability to work and earn an income, and my ability to sleep in a warm and cozy bed.
I set my coffee maker and savor two cups of coffee while enjoying one of my favorite hobbies: reading success literature.
I shower, eat breakfast, and go to work.
Now, I am blessed to work from my home.
So, I make the 10-foot commute to my home office to begin my work for the day.
I love what I do.
And, having the flexibility to set my own schedule and earn what I choose is a blessing.
I'm blessed to workout whenever I choose to do so in my home gym.
I appreciate the time that I have with my wife.
In fact, spending time with her each evening is the best part of my day.
I fall asleep knowing that life is good.
I am grateful for the day I had and I appreciate the opportunities that tomorrow brings.
Doesn't that second paragraph describing my typical day sound better?What's different?I'm living, truly living, my life by appreciating and being grateful for each day given to me.
We don't have to experience a great success to be appreciative.
Appreciate the small things and everything falls into place.
The same is true for you.
Improve your life today by appreciating the small things in your life.
As we appreciate and are grateful for things in our lives everything begins to make sense.
We begin to attract more into our lives because we already appreciate what the universe has given to us.
We shift our focus to the things we want instead of focusing upon what we do not have.
This small shift focusing on appreciation and gratitude will go a long way in developing your attitude and vision.
We are all creatures of habit.
We take many things in this life for granted.
Begin today by adopting the mindset of appreciation and gratitude and your success in this life is certain.