My mind is with the families of Oklahoma... the devastation that a tornado can cause in such a very short time is very scary. I feel for each of these people having to deal with such overwhelming tragedy. I have dealt with some nasty weather... hurricane Juan in 2003 and white Juan in 2004... neither one of them are anywhere close to what Oklahoma is dealing with and both of those storms stopped our city for days.
I feel blessed to be living in a part of the country that doesn't have the wild weather that other places have... I will put up with my cold winters and complain less, I'm grateful. Lately I have been thinking about gratitude and how thankful I am for my life. I don't always show enough gratitude... especially when I am handling overwhelming challenges.
Mostly I have been thinking more about gratitude, due to the many blogs I have read in the last little while, where the writer is down on themselves and writing all their negatives about themselves. I honestly feel sorry for them because I have felt this way myself... I try not to dwell on those attributes, we all have quirks about ourselves that we don't like, I am trying to look for the good things in me and continue to highlight those traits more.
This reminded me about that quote by Albert Einstein below:
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future ♥