I heard it said that we experience a crisis in our lives about once every 3 to 4 months. Well, I did recently and let me tell you it can get you down. We all know that life has its ups and downs. Just when I thought my down cycle was over, another down situation occurred. At this point, you hope all your down situations are over. Somehow I was able to put myself in a state of being very thankful for my blessings, and you can too. It’s not easy to do, but doing so can become a habit if practiced often enough.
I heard that it’s not being down that makes you a winner or loser, a success or a failure. It’s how fast you bounce back and I can’t think of a better way to do just that than to be grateful for what you have. My gratefulness began a few days before my job payday. I realized I could and would pay my monthly mortgage payment soon.
Now you may not think of this as anything significant or super exceptional and maybe it’s not, but try being on the other side where you can’t make that payment because I have been there too. Fortunately, not very often and not lately and even though it’s been years since that occurred, I still remember what it was like. I know there are people out there who are experiencing just that kind of down turn in their lives because you can always find someone in nearly every kind of situation.
In reality, being able to make your mortgage payment is a blessing and something big to be thankful for. The alternative is not making your payment and that would cause more problems and difficulties in your life than most other problems. This is because we have to satisfy our basic needs first, of which shelter is one of them. Once our basic needs are satisfied, we can help others or work at higher levels within our life.
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