Everyone experiences days in which you feel your world is falling apart and you just aren’t doing well. Whether you’re working a job you dislike, unemployed, your marriage is failing or your kids are misbehaving, you still have something to be thankful for – I know Thanksgiving is over but there’s always time to be thankful. When you’re feeling down and sorry for yourself and your current position in life, it’s important to remember that there are some pretty obvious signs right in front of you that say just the opposite. If you have these things in your life, you’re doing a lot better than you think.
A Place to Live
If you have a place to live, you’re doing all right. It’s hard to feel sorry for yourself and consider that you’re not doing well in life if you have a house. Even if it’s not your dream house, it’s still yours and that’s something to be proud of. It doesn’t matter if you own, rent or lease; you have a roof over your head and that’s one of the most basic necessities in life.
Food to Eat
If you have a full stomach and a pantry full of food – even if you never think you have anything good to eat – your level of success in life is pretty good. There are plenty of people who struggle to put food on the table for their families while you might be feeling sorry for yourself because you don’t make as much as you wish you did or because you work harder than you get paid for. The next time you start to feel down about your life, remember that the presence of a stocked kitchen means you’re not really doing so bad.
Unfortunately and very sadly, there are people in the world who haven’t any loved ones to turn to when times are tough. If you have friends who care and a family who loves you, you’re not doing so bad. In fact, if you have this, you are a very rich person.
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