With the terrible events that took place last week in Connecticut still hanging over everyone's heads, I am feeling even more grateful for all the wonderful people and things in my life at the moment. It always strikes me as extremely sad that it takes a horrifying event like that one to make people realise what that have and how lucky they are. I guess its an inherent part of human nature (for most) to never be truly happy with what we have, to always be striving for more. And there's nothing wrong with that - in fact ambition and drive is what I find most attractive and interesting in a person. But if all we focus on is how to get more, then we can never truly appreciate what we have now.
In the past its been a struggle for me to recognise how lucky I am and I have instead spent too long dwelling on what I don't have. My life is by no means perfect but I have incredible friends, a wonderfully insane family, an fantastic new job - not to mention a great one that I am very sad to be leaving at the end of this week, good health, a fantastic education, a roof over my head and food in my belly (specifically homemade mince pies. Omnomnom). I'd say all things considered, I'm pretty damn fortunate.
Squishy baby snuggles
But mostly for puppies in Santa outfits.
As well as anything else thats made me smile today.
What put a grin on your fact today?
With all my love,