Gratitude for Every Day

Gratitude for Every Day

Sometime we all wish we were something or someone else.  Heck, I often times find myself thinking, “If I was as tall as dat Lab, or as fast as dat Greyhound, or as beautiful as dat Weineramer… I’d be…fill in the blank.” But really, I wouldn’t be anything other than me, MattieDog inside that Lab, or Greyhound or Weineramer.  I’d be me, MattieDog, only taller, or faster or with a shiny, smooth coat.  But at the core, I’d be me, MattieDog.  Looking external for whatever it is inside of me that makes me want to be something else really doesn’t help, does it.  It only confuses the issue. What would I do if I was taller, that I don’t do today?  I guess maybe I could grab stuff off of the table…until momma caught me, and then I’d be in trouble.  How about if I was faster? Heck, I don’t know… I just like watching Greyhounds go zooming by me at the dog park.  And a Weineramer, well, lets be honest, I have all the babes I can handle…being more beautiful would just be asking for trouble. I don’t think I really need any of those things… I may want them for a while, but they aren’t things I need.  When I think about it, I have all that I need.  I think I’m doing fine.  I think this is a good lesson for everyone… you are just fine the way you are!  Don’t try so hard, just remember to smile, laugh and enjoy your life.  The gift of life is just like a present, enjoy every precious moment…...

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