Beyond having the basics—food, shelter and clothing—I feel so lucky to have things in my life take things to the next level. It’s so easy to focus on the things that aren’t going so well, and maybe dwell on them a bit. When I find myself in a negative state of mind, it really helps to think about the things and people I’m grateful for. It doesn’t take long to turn things around when I start thinking about these 3 things (and others:
I’ve never been one to want tons of friends—just a few really good ones. It’s the first time I really feel like I have that. To be able to make spontaneous plans to meet up with a good friend and go for a walk and enjoy a day off feels pretty lucky to me.
2. Being in nature
Days spent enjoying fresh air and the beautiful scenery in and around Vancouver makes me feel very lucky, especially when it’s cold and snowing elsewhere in the country.
Here are some pictures of the day I spent with my friend in West Vancouver recently:
3.Really good food
When I have the money to go to the grocery store and buy whatever ingredients I want and make myself delicious meals, I feel really lucky. Gone are the days when I had to ration cloves of garlic or bell peppers. I can even go out to eat with a friend without too much concern budget-wise.
As well as the above mentioned things making me feel lucky, they also go along with my overall measure of success. And, having a family that I can count on and turn to when I need to is pretty high up there, too
What makes you feel lucky?