Contact Us

Paul Considers Gratitude

Beauty surrounds

I’ve awoken recently to the idea that gratitude is one of most important things in this Universe. Because we have advanced so far in society, because I have a sort of worship for those that are in positions that are better than mine, and possibly because of high expectations, I sometimes lose sight of how lucky I am. I spend too much time comparing my life to those who  seem to be better off than I, when I could simply reverse that and look at someone who is, say, dead or dying, and it’s a completely different story.

It seems like I lose sight of how blessed I am because of my blessings. That sounds contradictory, but it may be true. Maybe it’s because my wife is sweet and beautiful, because my body works just the way it is supposed to, because I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world in this politically stable land of opportunity that I take these things for granted, and allow my mind to drift toward discontent. After I become accustomed to wonderful things, perhaps my expectations go out of whack.

So, I am declaring 2012 as the year of gratitude, which will lead to a lifetime of recognizing blessings as they come my way.

Thanks so much. I am grateful you have read this.

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for @Work Network quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive @Work Network contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.