Life is ironic
Updated: Aug 16, 2019
Life is ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is. Noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence (Buddha). A thought for today! It is so important to recognise and appreciate the good in our lives. At times we endure loss and it's not until then that we realise just what we had. Do we really need to be challenged through some kind of hardship before we realise that what we have or had, carried so much worth? A very wise lady (Jean) told me many times, 'be grateful for all the small mercies you have today because tomorrow doesn't belong to us and they could be gone'. How right was she! Her absence, today and the rest of the days in my life will be without her physical presence. As each moment passes by, there is always that wish that 'we could had treasured even more'. Jean will live on through me and others that hold her dear and also through the wonderful impact and difference she made while she was here. Life is so busy full of many challenges that we can forget the good and instead place our focus on the trying so hard to rid the negatives that we want to avoid or forget. This can lead to giving the negatives way too much of our time and overlook the good. I carry a little stone in my pocket, which I use as a regular reminder of all the good things in my life. It is a little gratitude stone and whenever I'm faced with a difficult moment, or things are not going well, I reach inside my pocket for the little stone that I carry on me. This serves to remind me to be thankful for all I have or had. my little gratitude stone helps me to remove my focus away from the negativity and allows me to remember just how much good still remains with me no matter how small. This attracts more goodness into my life and banishes negativity. Willow Green House stocks gratitude stones and yours is waiting for you here.