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31 Days: Do Appreciate What You Have



I had lunch with some friends yesterday - women I have known for close to 20 years. None of us around that table would be considered "cool kids". Yes, we watch some of the most popular TV shows and listen to music far cooler than our age would imply but I doubt that the "in crowd" would clamor to spend time with us.

There was a time when that would have bothered me. I read Twitter feeds and wondered why I wasn't out doing the things that other people people tweeted about. I would get brain freeze trying to keep track of the cool restaurants to go to and envied the people who had already eaten there.

Then I realized that happiness can be found in the simple moments of spending time with friends. Friends who know you and your history. Friends who have suffered through the same challenging work experiences. Friends who bow their heads in prayer for other friends who are going through a difficult time. No one will tweet about those moments but that doesn't take away from how special they are. You can build a life on those moments, one that could very well be more interesting than a life lived in the public arena of Twitter.

Do appreciate what you have. The life you want may not be something to strive for but may be right under your nose.

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