WOW! I just watched a video that moved me more than I can convey in words. Instead, I will try to convey the importance of it’s message.
I just heard the pastor at the church I attend say, "If you are disappointed in life, it means that you are ungrateful.” The truth is that you cannot be disappointed if you are truly grateful. Though I do try to cultivate an attitude of being grateful for everything, more often than I’d like to admit I have looked past the many gifts I’ve been blessed with and looked instead to the things I didn’t have or that I longed for.
Instead of being suspicious of the homeless man/woman who asks for a dollar, instead be thankful that you are in a position to give a dollar (or $20) and that it doesn’t drastically affect your life in a negative way. Instead of looking enviously at the pair of shoes someone else has, be thankful that you have feet that carry you to your destination. Instead of feeling sad that you don’t have anyone to call your life-partner, be thankful for the family and friends who have shown you love more times than you can count.
The truth is that life is life and every moment you are given is a gift. The fact that we can take it for granted is a gift in itself. It may not be exactly what we want but it is still a gift. Besides, where you are now is a result of the choices you’ve made up until this point in life. Instead of being ungrateful, look at all that you have now, start to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and then make daily choices to fully live each moment you are given. Look at each moment as a blessing, be thankful for it and then live as if you are not promised tomorrow… because you’re not.
If you want to make a lasting and positive impact on the world, start now. It’s the only moment you’ll ever have.
Title: “My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech”
Thank you to Brooke Bonder and “OUR INSPIRATION STATION” for sharing this video with me. Thank you also to “SoulPancake” & “My Last Days” for producing such great content to share with the world.
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