Recently I’ve realised just how lucky I am. And how grateful I should be for this. I have an active life in a beautiful part of the world. I’m healthy, or at least a lot healthier than many people. I have amazing friends and family, who surprise me with the amount of support they are willing to provide when necessary. I am nearing the end of a degree which (should) enable me to get the job I would like. And I generally feel I have a lot to be grateful for.
Sometimes I think its all too easy to get into a ‘life’s crap’ rutt. When you can only see your perspective. Say you’ve had some bad news – yes, you need some time for you to get your head around it, but often its helpful to take a step back. Look at the bigger picture. Think about others in worse situations. How bad must it be for them? There is *always* somebody in a worse situation than you.
I dunno, maybe it wouldn’t work for everybody, and certainly not for every situation, but I have definately found it useful. It suddenly clicks how lucky I am, compared to many people. Enabling me to look at life more positively and it is a good prompt to remember those who are less fortunate in my prayers.