Being fortunate isn’t about how much you have and what you’ve achieved, it isn’t about your house or your car or your status, it’s about acceptance and appreciation with a dash of gratitude. Acceptance and appreciation of wherever you are, whatever is happening in your life, whatever you are doing with your time you are fortunate and there is always something to be grateful for.
Being fortunate is a perspective, an attitude, an approach to living a happy life within what shows up in your life, within what you’ve done with your life and within you. Finding fortune within, is being happy with the person you are and being happy with the life you have lived and the life you are still creating. There is something to be said for contentment, for allowing yourself to feel content with the way things are, allowing yourself to appreciate what you have in your life at this moment, rather than always looking to make improvements. Though improvements will still be made, changes will still happen and desires will still arise, feeling fortunate with life right now will bring you a sense of peace. Appreciating where you are and what is happening in your life will quieten your mind and stop the wanting or the wishing things were different, feeling fortunate in life will bring you back into the now. Appreciating where you are right now will help you believe in what is meant for you will come to you, will help you figure out why you are here experiencing what you are experiencing and help you figure out what is important, what matters most.
There is always something to be grateful for, no matter what is going on in life, even if you are struggling and finding life difficult, there is always something to be grateful for. You can be grateful for the little things in life, like the sun shining after a week of rain, or children laughing again after being at odds with each other all day, or the traffic flowing so you get to where you are going on time. You can be grateful that you had a good nights sleep, that you are refreshed and feel today is a day greatness can happen. You can be grateful for the mornings peace and quiet while the rest of the house is still blissfully sleeping, you can be grateful you have enough hot water so you enjoy your shower, you can be grateful you haven’t run out of milk and you don’t need to nip down the shops. There is always something to be grateful for even when life seems unfair, unjust or unrewarding, feeling fortunate brings appreciation, it is a perspective, an attitude, a way to live your life that will bring you joy even in the toughest of times.
Bring good fortune into your life, no matter how you feel about what is happening or what has happened, finding things to appreciate will soften you and will bring you back to yourself. When you are yourself you see the beauty in life, you see the beauty in you, you radiate, your soul radiates and a contentment washes over you. This is what gets you through, this is what warms your heart in the most difficult situations and reminds you this life is to be lived, to be experienced for the experience it gives you, reminds you to trust it and trust yourself living it.
Life is full of good fortune, you can find it wherever you are, there is always something to be grateful for. When you trust the life you are living, you do what is right for you and when you do what is right for you, you realise this is where you belong and this is what you belong doing.
Love your life and life will love you back.