My Life.

Gratitude for my life. It’s not something I’d ever thought about in depth, sure I’ve thought about how grateful I am for surfing, for hot water, painkillers and a bunch of other things. But to sit back and ponder the thought of my life, that was weird…

But fuck, right now, this very second, even this entire day, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about how grateful I am for the life I have/live. And damn, it feels amazing. My life is amazing, and past anything I thought it would be when I was growing up (and thankfully the things I did think of while growing up, never really materialised)

Funnier still? I quit my job yesterday, I have no money in the bank and no real idea of where future income is coming from. But you can not wipe the smile off my face right now. I surfed today, I caught up with a really close friend, I had another mate do something pretty special for me and I have clean bed sheets (seriously, how fvcking good are clean bed sheets!!)

Life isn’t easy. Life is what you make of it. Life is this, life is that. You hear/read/see quotes about it all time. Generally they’re all true in some sense, but reading or sharing or double tapping them doesn’t actually make them sink in, or make your life any better, really…

What might though, is taking stock of what you have in your life right now. Find the little pockets of gold in life and hold on to them, build upon them and nurture them into something bigger. Because happy brings happy, positive brings positive and where else are you going to start then with your own little nugget of gold. And the only reason I say that is, is because that’s what I started to do when Tim sent me this collection idea…

Even if it’s just one thing, just start. Start to take note of the things that bring a smile to your face, and write it down, remember it, do that so you can reflect on it later. It’s why Tim started this 21days of gratitude collection, and reading back on some of my posts brings a huge smile to my face which only increases the appreciation…

When was the last time you actively sat down and thought about one thing, just one, that you are truly grateful in your life? And I don’t mean just saying it in passing, but really thinking about why you’re grateful for that thing, to the point it brings an uncontrollable smile or even a tear to your eye. Go on, take a second, write something down and focus on why you love it…

Seriously, do it. I’m not going anywhere…

What I’m trying to say, share, explain, is to take stock of what’s happening right now in your life and appreciate what you have, don’t have, are aiming for. You only get one go, well so I’m told, so you should really be doing the things that make you happy, feel warm and fuzzy, etc, etc….

Life, it’s a hell of a drug…

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