Inhale your blessings
Mind travel with me for a moment if you will. Start with this. What are some goals you have for 2019? Think about it for a moment. Now think about all the things you have accomplished just this year alone. Look how far you've come. I've been placing so much emphasis on my future lately thinking about the things I want to accomplish, the many things I want to do, be and create. Spinning and fleeing with enthusiasm for what's to come. All while killing myself to stay on track. I've been motivating myself to not give up, but to keep going. As I walk up and down the streets delivering mail my mind often ponders. I'm left with the mail and my thoughts. I often think of the amazing things I could be doing, but today was different. Today I inhaled all the blessings surrounding me. With so many things on my to do list, today I chose to think about all the things I already have and all the things I have accomplished. The success I have experienced thus far has been amazing. I found myself thanking God today for bringing me this far.
I have overcome so much. So many obstacles I've had to face. Constant roadblocks and dead ends, yet I am here. I am alive, well and considerably happy. This year alone I have accomplished so much and being on a constant success ladder I haven't stopped to smell the flowers. I am nowhere near where I attain to be in my life, but I have also come a mighty long way from where I once was. I have to say thank you Jesus! Just this year alone I have kept not one but two kids alive and well. I have been married for two years and haven't killed my husband. (Joking) Little oh me has started a blog. I've overcome fears and insecurities and have been placing myself in positions to receive great opportunities. Yup me I've done all that by the grace of God.
We become so goal oriented and want to win so bad that sometimes we forget to inhale the blessings we've been given. We forget the things we've once prayed for have come into fruition because we are focused on what's next. One of the things I love about my job as a mail carrier is I get to be outside in the fresh air soaking up all the beautiful scenery. I pass the same houses over and over everyday, yet every once in awhile I notice something new. I see a flower that I've never taken the chance to admire before. Sometimes I'll see that the painting on the house had been changed or finally take notice the people have moved and the mail is piling up. Although I pass these same houses everyday it's only every now and then that I notice something new that probably has been there. God sends us new blessings everyday. When we reach new heights on our success ladder we are proud. But what about the things that have been there that we've never noticed. Stop and embrace the things you've overcome. The things you once prayed for and received. It's perfectly ok to want more but don't forget to be thankful of the blessing already there. Don't be so quick to yell next but be happy in the moment now. I've decided to slow down a bit and inhale the blessings I have now. Join me as I smell the roses that have already bloomed.
Have you been running full circle and neglecting the progress you've made thus far?