There is always, always, always something to be thankful for in the present.
Even when your past—your story—tries to pull you back in, you can consciously do your best to live in the now.
What do you see in your life right now?
Be thankful for it all. For your health, your family, your friends, and your home. Many people don’t have these things.
Also, remind yourself that the richest human isn’t the one who has the most, but the one who needs less.
Wealth is a mindset.
Want less and appreciate more today.
Easier said than done of course, but with practice it does get easier. And as you practice, you transform your past struggles into present moments of freedom. Ultimately, happiness is letting go of what you assume your life is supposed to be like right now and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is.
At the end of this day, before you close your eyes, smile and be at peace with where you’ve been and grateful for what you have.
Life is good.
Again, the lesson above takes practice to fully grasp in real time, because oftentimes we don’t even realize we’re blocking our own present blessings by holding on to the past.
So just do your best to bring awareness to this—to practice diligently—so you can gradually let go.
Keep reminding yourself…
- You are not your bad days
- You are not your mistakes
- You are not your scars
- You are not your past
Be here now and breathe.
And if you’re feeling up to it, I’d love to read your candid response to the questions below:
- What’s something from the past that you are still desperately trying to hold on to?
- How is it affecting you in the present?
Anything else you want to share ?