I believe it is human nature that we take everything for granted. We always want what we do not have. The grass always seems greener on the other side of the hill. Our memories only include the positive things or what we want to remember. But today I am making a conscious effort, and every day after this I hope, to be thankful for everything that I have. I want to be grateful and not always want something else, something different, something better. I don’t want to be stubborn and stereotypical and always long for something different, then getting broad-sided when I lose what I have. I don’t want to feel that grief of loss and regret, wishing I had appreciated everything I had BEFORE I lost it.
So as we approach this Valentine’s Day, whether all of you have a Valentine or someone special to spend it with or not, take the time to be grateful and thankful for all that you have. Take the time to smell the roses and enjoy the sunrise and sunset. Be grateful for your family, friends, job, car, house or apartment and remember to remind yourself to be grateful every day of your life.