Tonight I’m counting my blessings for what I do have. One very important thing is that I have my good health. I’m very glad and blessed that I have good health.
Sure there are things in my life that make me sad, scared and I wish I could change. But we have to realize that we can’t save or change others in the world.
Law abiding citizens is what we should be, we should strive to be out best at whatever we do in life. As the saying goes, a job worth doing is worth doing well.
That’s not just the job at work, it’s helping others when they need it and not expecting rewards. When you do something for someone you must do it because you want to. And the reward is how that good deed makes you feel about yourself.
We have to be happy with who we are and our accomplishments, like being a good person, paying your bills on time and being respectful towards others.
I must think of how lucky I am, I’m not rich, I don’t live in a big fine fancy house. But the things that make me feel rich, happy and content with my life is that I am not in debt.
I have the things I need and other things I enjoy. I keep to myself and I love my time to myself at the end of the day. That’s my reward.
My daughter has graduated from college and is now on her own. That’s the biggest job and the most important job you can have in your life is raising your children and making sure that you give them the tools they need in life to succeed.
Just because a child turns 18 doesn’t mean your job is over. That child still needs guidance. I was always happy to assist my child when they ask for help.
Oh, I’m sure I dropped the ball on many things in my life, and maybe a few times as a parent. But I believe that I picked that ball back up and went on my way.
It’s not been easy for me because I was a single parent with a very sick child on cancer meds unable to attend school for years and no spouse to help. I spent many lonly nights crying, walking the floor and worrying about my daughters health.
Well to make a long story short I got through all those tough years without help and my daughter is now in remission and has been for years.
I only have myself to thank for my accomplishment, and I’m damn proud. I built a solid foundation that I hope my daughter can continue building on.
I’ll say it again, I’m not rich, I don’t own a home, nice car . I don’t have cable TV, but I feel I’ve arrived, if you will. Why do I feel this way? Because I’ve made it to age 50 and I have not given up no matter how rough it was for me.
Many people have gone through bad times and I know that and they have made it through. But for me who felt so weak and helpless, and unloved, I over came that and did all that without encouragement from anyone.
I had to do that to prove to me, that I could do it, no matter what it took. You only have to prove something to yourself. Others really don’t care. Once you have proved you can do something then you have everything. Nothing else matters. Not being rich, poor, educated, or uneducated. It also builds confidence and self-esteme. Oh yes it’s all very hard to work for but in the end you get your rewards of. “Yes I did it” !
I’m not perfect by any means, nor do I claim to be. I do have moments where I try for perfection in what I do. What is perfect in my life is that I’ve built a life that I love and enjoy.
The fact that you did NOT ever give up no matter how others treated you, or doubted you. That is where the real wealth is.