Smelling the roses....

I am going to be honest with you.... the past few weeks have been a roller coaster for me. I myself found that I was not where I wanted to be in life, and after some reassessments, I was given some advice that changed my outlook on my situation. An important person reminded me that in chasing that brass ring, or the new shiny thing, I can miss some of the wonderful things in my life. Since then, I somehow found myself in my own aha moments. Today, that very same person asked me to name 5 things I am grateful for, and amazingly I barely had to think. They were so simple, they were the five things I was grateful for without even questioning them.


  1. My partner. No elaboration. Just her.

  2. The steps I have made toward providing for my family. Truth is I have struggled with the intricacies of some of it.

  3. My business. It's lifting off.... all my hard work is paying off.

  4. Just enjoying the creature comforts.... I am now appreciating the shiny I already have and realizing any imperfections do not make them unworthy.

  5. My profession allowing me to help people.... my reason for being.


Now, some of these may seem like they should be a given, but I am also a man with my own imperfections and I admit I do not always express the gratitude I should.


The thing I most want taken away from this little blog today is this.... sometimes it can be therapeutic to stop chasing the new shiny and enjoy what you have. Sometimes life improves when you just stop, breathe and smell the roses.


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