“Find joy in the ordinary.” Unknown
Do you ever hear those stories about random people who are receiving blessings from strangers? They’re not sure who, nor do they know how. They simply receive a statement, which says they don’t owe a balance!
I hear a lot of these awesome stories. There’s another one I was listening to about a local couple that won the most amazing trip for a tropical getaway! It was a morning talk show on the radio.
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Now, I’ll admit that I do feel a little ashamed sharing this. I actually found myself getting down!
There I was, questioning the fairness of others getting stuff that I’d wanted for myself. Selfish much?
Oh! Also, they weren’t only getting rewards, they’re getting them without doing anything to earn it?! Well, except for sending in an entry!
To deny I was feeling discouraged, would be futile. I had let myself have a negative reaction to another person’s joy, even if only for a brief moment.
Stop dreaming of being someone else! Find joy in being you!
As I said, I feel awful about having this kind of reaction! It’s a blessing to have gifts like these.
First of all, like it can only happen once in the first place, right?! People win these trips once a week, through various channels.
Ultimately though, I hate that it caused me to feel less than hopeful for something just as great ever happening for me in my life. Better yet, how about not even having it happen? Instead, how about just being able to do these things for myself? Bag waiting for it to be won!
I hate to lose my hopes, and frankly I don’t have to! You never know, after all. It might just be, on the next story you hear, it’s about the blessings I’m receiving! Nothing wrong with imagining that dream becoming a reality! Am I right?
Being thrilled with and for people about the blessings they receive in their lives is completely possible WHILE remaining hopeful for the best that life has to offer me. Obviously, we’ve already have been abundantly blessed!
Whatever comes next, well it’s probably going to be so amazing, that I should just not even bother trying to fathom what it’s gonna be anyway! Meanwhile, I choose to praise all of the blessings I have today.
I can continue praising blessings that other people are hopeful for in THEIR own lives, too. Share the joy, friends!
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