Originally posted 11/5/2014 at essenceofafamily.weebly.com
I’m so glad you decided to drop in.
Friends never need an invitation to stop by, do they?
Isn’t it wonderful?
To know that you are always welcome somewhere
To know you don’t have to DO anything.
On the other side of that,
To know you’re accepted
Just the way you are.
If your friend stops by and you’re still in your jammies and the house is a mess
You haven’t combed your hair or brushed your teeth
They don’t care.
You’re not judged because they love YOU just the way you are.
To know you don’t have to DO anything
They just want to spend time with you.
Feels good, doesn’t it?
Knowing that makes me think about how lucky I am
Lucky to have people who love me just the way I am
I’m not lucky
How about if we change it
Instead of the word lucky
What if we use the word Thankful instead
Suddenly, the phrase means something more
Luck implies something unintentional, something by chance or by our own design
Thankful implies viewing something as a gift and shows appreciation
I’m not lucky, I’m THANKFUL
Thankful for people in my life who love me just the way I am
There are so many times we use the word ‘lucky’
When instead we should be using the word thankful.
Let me try again
I am thankful for people who love me just as I am
That sounds completely different, doesn’t it?
Try replacing the word LUCKY with the word Thankful
Does it make a difference in how you ‘see’ whatever or whoever you’re applying it to?
Does it make that something or someone seem more valuable?
Where have you been using ‘lucky’?
Try changing lucky to thankful
Did it make a difference?
Think of something you say you are lucky to have
Change lucky to thankful
Finish this sentence and share it in a comment below
I’m Thankful for _____________________!