Living in South Florida, we are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma. Millions of people are still out of power and some have no water. I’ve watched people take to social media to complain about what they don’t have over the past few days. Meanwhile, there are people who had their entires homes destroyed in one day.
It’s easy to sit behind our computers or with our phones and complain about the audacity to be without power 😒 when we don’t take into account how much worse it could have been.
We’re alive to be able to complain.
Our families are safe.
Our kids are healthy.
We may have damages but WE ARE ALIVE!
Practicing gratitude isn’t just for when things are going well. Practicing gratitude should be practiced especially when things are difficult, uncomfortable, challenging and frustrating.
Half my power was restored which means we have electricity in certain parts of my place. Which means my fridge is on but none of the outlets in my room work. This half restored power also means the entire building has no air conditioning.
NO AIR CONDITIONING IN SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH FLORIDA. 😩
Is it hot?
Is it inconvenient to have to move the coffee maker to the living room to make some coffee because the outlets in the kitchen don’t work?? 😂
But I’m grateful for what I DO have! Plus, I have a plethora of people I know, who I can go suck up their cold air if needed.
It is soooo easy to complain but finding moments and things to be grateful for is harder.
I encourage you to do the hard thing today.
Life isn’t perfect but it’s good. Someone would trade lives with you in a heartbeat.
Think about that.