Being Grateful and Doing Good...Today!

I've been thinking about how to write this post all day today.  I know it's not food related at all, but it's something that I've been thinking about for a while and maybe you have too.

This last week has been a little rough.  Nothing too horrible, but not my average week.  It seemed like things were just getting worse instead of better.  I was so tempted to be negative and complain about what was happening, but I kept thinking in the back of my mind of all the things that I'm grateful for. 

Here are a few of my thoughts.  I'm sharing a few videos that touched me that are made by my church, but whether or not you are religious, these are things that everyone can relate to. 

There will always be people that I'd like to be like that are kinder, more patient, in better physical shape, healthier, more stylish, better at decorating, etc.  It's easy to get weighed down by all the things that you'd like to do or like to become.  I have a mental list a mile long of things that I'd like to do or do better.  But there aren't enough hours in a day to do all these things...or will be ever!

I've thought a lot about this and have decided that what matters are two things.

1.  There are so many more people that are in harder situations that I am.  Whether it be with financial, health, marriage or family problems.  Even though I may have challenges there will always be someone else that is worse off in some way.

I really enjoyed watching this video this morning which put things more into perspective for me. 

2.  The sure way to be happy to to help others.  To remember "Have I done any good in the world today?"  This video of one of my favorite songs reminded me of that this morning.

Even if you're housebound with sick kids, there are ways to do good and help others.  It may be spending a little extra time with your sick kid instead of rushing off to wash the dishes.  Or sending a quick email to a friend to see how they are doing.  The possibilities are endless and there is always something good to do today!

The best way to feel better is to help someone else. 
Anyway...that's what I've been thinking about lately.  I am so blessed with so many things and have wonderful family and friends. 
See...I have nothing to complain about.  :)