Friday, March 1, 2013

I realized something today about myself, and it was something I didn't like.
This afternoon my Aunts and my Mom came to Hawaii for a little vacation!
I am so happy they are here! We are going to have a blast.

As I went over to Turtle Bay Resort we decided
 to go to the hot tubs while we waited for everyone else to arrive. 
It was just my mom, my aunt and her husband there.
We were just chatting and the subject of my living situation came up.
I had mentioned that we are really hoping to get into a two bedroom because it would
be so much easier to have Ben in his own room and not have to move him into the living room every night. My Aunt replied with "oh ya.... it must be like walking on nails! Such a hard life you have". She didn't say this in a mean way at all. My Aunt is one of the most loving, caring, and fun people I know! And I have so much respect for her.

But it was in that very moment that I realized.....
I am such a spoiled brat
I mean I don't think I'm a bad person or anything.
But it was like a got slapped right across the face
 with a 'Wet Rubber Glove of Enlightenment!'
It was so clear to me about how my mind has been
 twisted by the world and how
I have let all of these comforts and conveniences go unnoticed.
There are MILLIONS of people in the world
 who don't even have a roof over their head, 
who don't have any food in their fridge, 
people who don't have anything at all.
And here I am...complaining about how I have
 to move my child's bed from one room to another.
It made me sick inside.

How dare I complain when:
~ I have a wonderful husband who treats me right and who is
receiving such a high education at a wonderful school.
~ I have an adorable little boy who is healthy and shows us so much love everyday.
~ I myself am healthy and am able to play at the beach all day everyday.
~ We receive a substantial amount of money from the government for us to be able to live,
go to school, and take care of our baby.
~We have a fridge and cupboards full of food.
And the list goes on and on and on...

I mean, no one WANTS to be like that.
No one STRIVES to take things for granted.

It just happened.
 I was blind. 
But I can see clearly now.

So I have made a goal for myself.
I will try my best not to let the little things, and even some of the big things, go unnoticed.
I will try to not take anything for granted.
And I will try to be more grateful for everything in my life.

And I know it wasn't just my Aunt who put this realization into my head, 
it was definitely the Holy Spirit telling me something
 that I really needed to know.
And I am beyond happy that I listened. 

There was my lesson for the day. I very much needed lesson at that.

So do me a favour everyone.
Just stop right now, take 30 seconds and list off 10 little things in your life that
you have taken for granted. You might just realized how good you really have it.

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