I was raised Catholic, but don’t think of myself as very religious. However, a couple of years ago, I read Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week by Joel Osteen and have remembered the above quote from the book still to this day. On the days when I feel like things just aren’t going my way: work was stressful, the kids weren’t listening, etc. I remind myself, that I am so blessed. Sometimes, I have to say these words aloud to myself to really have them sink in. To gently remind myself that no matter what is going on, I have a wonderful husband, two amazing kids and some great friends. I have a home and, even though I may not love it, I have a decent paying job. Life is good. While I may not be rich with money, I am definitely rich in things that money can’t buy. And every now and then I need to give myself the above reminder. It’s not worth it to sweat the small stuff and even when I think things are stressful and not going my way, I have to remember all that I do have!
Today’s blog prompt is to share your favorite quote and tell why. I don’t have a lot of “favorite” anythings. Call me indecisive if you may, but it’s hard for me to commit to just one thing. I like so many things! I love quotes. My Pinterest board of quotes is filled with so many inspiring and meaningful quotes. However, I picked the following quote as my “favorite.”
I have only recently started a Pinterest board for my blog: The Family Bucket List, but feel free to check it out here.