Many people think they have a bad life, but the truth is that there is no such thing as a bad life. We’re all truly blessed to be alive, so its much better to chalk it up to having a bad day. In all honesty, many people do not know how lucky they really are because they never take time to look at all the things there are to be thankful for. On a day when you’re truly down and out, here is some food for thought. Here are 18 ways to know you’re truly lucky.
1. You’re alive.
One thing many people forget about and take for advantage is the fact that they are alive. You wake up every morning, you have the ability to see, think, feel and experience and you have air that fill your lungs. That alone is something to be thankful for.
2. Sunrise and sunset.
You get to see two of the most beautiful things in nature whenever you want to. The sunrise and the sunset mark the dawning of a new day and the end of an old, proving that each day really is a clean slate.
3. Birds singing and waves crashing.
Nature has many beautiful sounds that people take for granted and don’t even take the time to listen to. Aside from the business and the hustle bustle of ever day life, hearing the birds chirp and the waves crashing ashore can be quite beautiful and relaxing. Just remember, you’re blessed with the ability to hear. Some people are not that lucky.
4. Feel the breeze and the summer sunshine.
Whenever you don’t feel that lucky, go outside, no matter what kind of weather you’re having. Feel the breeze in your hair or the sunshine on your skin. Feel the beads of rain pelting your hand. These are all the wonders of nature that you’re lucky enough to be able to experience.
5. You’ve tasted chocolate cupcakes.
In your lifetime, you’ve eaten chocolate cupcakes. While this may not seem like a big deal to you, it is something that people in other parts of the world may never get to experience, therefore you are lucky.
6. You went to sleep with a full belly.
Last night when you went to bed, you didn’t go to bed hungry. Regardless of what you had for dinner, you still went to bed with a full belly. In other parts of the world, people are in poverty and have no food, so a meal alone is something to be overly thankful for.
7. You have a roof over your head.
You’re lucky because you have a roof over your head. You have a place to shelter you from the elements, a place to be warm at night and a place to feel safe. That’s more than some people have.
8. You have clothing.
You have clothing and a choice of what to wear. You do not have to wear the same outfit every day, your clothes are well taken care of and clean.
9. You don’t have to fear for your life.
You don’t have anyone threatening your life. You can wake up in peace, be happy and life your life without having to worry about dangers or harm coming to you.
10. You’ve overcome obstacles.
In your lifetime, you have overcome your fair share of obstacles, no matter how big or small they may be. At the time, they may have been huge, but you can now look back and know you had the strength and courage to push on and you’ll be able to overcome things in the future.
11. You can make your own decisions.
You have the ability to think for yourself and make decisions for yourself like what you want to eat, wear, go, as well as what you want to do with your life. This means you have ambition, passion and freedom.
12. You’re strong and healthy.
You are lucky to be strong and healthy. Even if you were to get sick today, with say, a cold, you would be able to recover quickly and be healthy again. You also can make healthy choices for yourself, including what you eat.
13. You have someone who misses you.
You always have someone who will miss you while you’re gone, whether it be a friend, family member or your dog and they will always look forward to seeing you again. They will also appreciate your time together.
14. You have friends.
You have people to hang out with and have fun with. Your friends will be there for you when you’re down and will remind you of the good old days, like when you were a child. Having friends is lucky.
15. You have clean water.
You have clean, fresh water that is available to you for drinking, cooking and bathing. You never have to worry about what you are drinking. Some parts of the world are not this lucky, so give thanks when you take a sip.
16. You have internet access.
You have access to the internet. You can go online and watch videos, read emails, video chat and just have fun. The internet is a luxury, so having access to it makes you pretty lucky. There are people who definitely are not so lucky.
17. You have health care.
Something you are definitely lucky to have is health care. You can go to the doctor when you are sick and you do not have to worry about being sick without medical attention. Many people simply cannot afford to get the care they need.
18. You can read.
You are able to pick up a book and read it, delving into an adventure separate from your life. You can understand, meet new characters and experience things through books.