I kinda got in a slump a couple days ago. A few business things were weighing on my mind. I guess I could have just been dealing with a little winter blues, too.
I get quiet when I’m low. The Hotness, who probably knows me better than I know me, noticed. She asked, “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing,” I said. She was not to be eluded.
“What’s right, then?” she asked.
A lot, actually. A direct question deserves a direct answer, so I started talking…
I’m alive. I have no major health concerns, other than my blindness. I have a wife who loves me for me. I have kids I adore and who are all quality people. I have parents who support me unconditionally and who have gone through incredibly tough times with me. I’m living in the wealthiest country on earth. I have not only all I need for survival, but a beautiful home, reliable and comfortable transportation, a clean and delicious food and water supply. I have a career I love that truly helps people. I have the unconditional love of dogs in our home; a home that is temperature controlled with running water and luxuries the rest of the world may never know. There is a whole, whole lot right.
Friends, this was such a testimony of the old adage of count your blessings. When I did, I realized how lucky I am and all the things I DO have already. Thanks to that simple question from the Hotness, it allowed me to re-direct my brain and emotions into a healthier spot. You may want to try this…ancient wisdom suggests it really does work.