Spidey’s Serene Sunday #424 – Attitude of Gratitude

“The smile on my face doesn’t mean my life is perfect. It means that despite my challenges, I choose to focus on my blessings.”

Anonymous

I love this way of thinking, Spidey. Thank you for finding this quote.

I am a firm believer in the thought of ‘enough’.

We could all wish for lots of wealth, success, material things, fame (if that’s what you want), the perfect body, and health.

But there is never a guarantee that you will achieve many of the above.

I feel blessed in my life that I have a nuclear and extended family I can rely on. We have a beautiful roof over our heads with a gorgeous furbaby. My children are a blessing in themselves after our struggles with fertility.

I am blessed with friends and colleagues I can call friends. I have my writer friends, blog friends, mum crew friends, and old-school friends with whom I am still in touch.

We do not want for food or clothes. We have cars and all the white goods many take for granted.

I have a job. And I am blessed that it is a job that I have wanted ever since I was young.

Through hard work and the support of many people I met here via this blog, I have achieved my dream of being published.

But there are struggles. Struggles I choose not to speak about, all of the time. And struggles that I have opened up about.

Because, despite these struggles, I know I am blessed.

And for that, I will be forever grateful.

So, Peeps, how often do you practice gratitude for what you have?😊

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rae Longest
    Jun 04, 2023 @ 03:26:52

    Shared on my Facebook page

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  2. TRAILBLAZER
    May 04, 2023 @ 09:28:01

    I love this line, The smile on my face doesn’t mean my life is perfect. It means that despite my challenges, I choose to focus on my blessings.”
    Enjoy and have a nice day.

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  3. Keith
    Apr 23, 2023 @ 13:07:57

    Ritu, struggles make life interesting and build character. I remember an old Twilight Zone episode where a deceased criminal got everything he wished for only to get bored realizing too late this was his version of hell. I think it was his version of Jean Paul Sartre’s existential play “No exit.” Keith

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  4. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 23, 2023 @ 12:41:57

    Namaste, Sis! ❀

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  5. beth
    Apr 23, 2023 @ 12:34:19

    I so agree with you on this

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  6. willowdot21
    Apr 23, 2023 @ 10:24:22

    I thank God every day for what I have and what I have achieved. I smile at the sun , I love my family with all their imperfections. I forgive and hope I am forgiven. I reach out and smile .
    My life is not perfect, no one’s is but we all do our best and yes we are blessed.πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜Š

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  7. Jaye Marie and Anita Dawes
    Apr 23, 2023 @ 09:04:18

    I am ashamed to say that I haven’t been counting any blessings lately.
    I hope I can remedy this soon, as I know I have some, somewhere…

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  8. Steve Tanham
    Apr 23, 2023 @ 08:17:50

    Thank you for that reminder, Ritu! The most powerful sentiment I ever received was β€˜celebrate what you have already – and use it’!’

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  9. Sadje
    Apr 23, 2023 @ 05:08:33

    I think being grateful and not complaining is a good way to enjoy our blessings

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