I think only in the last ten years has it really dawned on me how blessed/lucky I have been in my life. This really has made me a happier person, and we all need more of this kind of thinking. We are constantly looking at how other people may have something better, but that does nothing but make us miserable. I try to pass this understanding of our privileged situation to my kids, but not surprisingly, it doesn’t take hold.
I know I could make a long list of how blessed I have been, but I will mention something smaller. I went to the dentist yesterday, and the end he said “You are blessed with great teeth, I am envious.”
For my teeth I do the minimum. I brush twice a day, don’t floss, and go to the dentist regularly. No cavities, no problems. I put in minimum effort, but get great results. I love it.
So sit back and think about you and your life. Now consider others within your group of friends, within your country, or even globally. How have you been blessed?