"The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now."--Oprah Winfrey
It's easy--too easy--to postpone happiness as we wait for our lives to change. I waited for all my children to be out of diapers. I then waited for them all to be in school. I waited until my husband was out of school and had a good job. I waited for this and for that, until I felt like I'd spent my entire life waiting.
In the meantime, I missed out on the now. I missed out on the blessings the Lord was busy pouring out upon me in the present. Fortunately I woke up and started appreciating the mercies and love He saw fit to give me. I saw beauty in a sunset. I found laughter in the antics of my kitty. As I gained in gratitude, I also gained in joy.
So, for today, I am grateful for what I have now.