Often times, I think to myself "Oh, she's so lucky" or "I wish I could travel, they're so lucky to be so carefree." But then I realize, they are not lucky, they are blessed. Just changing my mental vocabulary has helped me to see life in an entirely different way. As I am telling myself that others are being blessed rather than have "luck", my thought process changes and the bitterness or jealousy melts away.
I think it's something about remembering that we all have our challenges, and that I need to allow God to bless others however he pleases. It also is a constant reminder to me that I am also extremely blessed.
I really have so much to be grateful for this year:
That being said, whether you believe in God or not, I think we can all try a little harder to remember the things that we are given, especially this time of year.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!