When was the last time you contemplated and expressed gratitude for the things that you were given for free in this life?
Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease.
Almost 40% of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss.
Around 795 million people around the world are deprived of enough food to lead a healthy active life (1 in 9 people on earth).
Your health, your ability to create new memories/recollect old ones and where you were born/raised are some of the many things that were given to you for free, without you ever asking for them.
It’s all too easy for us to get caught up in the day to day of our lives, focusing on external goals and possessions that we seek to attain or pay for.
Unfortunately when we do this, we typically leave no room for thought or consideration about what matters most.
Instead of being actively grateful and truly appreciating what’s been given to us for free, it’s put on the back burner and taken for granted.
Can you imagine no longer being able to use your memory?
It’s something that is constantly being used throughout your entire life and helps connect you to the world.
Without memory we wouldn’t be able to remember past experiences, and without past experiences we wouldn’t be able to have any references to who we are as a person.
How scary of a world would it be to wake up one day and not know who you are?
Stop what you’re doing for a while.
Make the decision to pause for a moment and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Give priority to focusing your attention towards what you’re grateful for, especially those things that you’ve been blessed with for free.
Once this is turned into a habit, your life will permanently change for the better. You’ll begin to strengthen your inner peace of mind and develop an unwavering sense of happiness that lasts forever.
“Everything that’s really worthwhile in life comes to us free – our minds, our souls, our bodies, our hopes, our dreams, our intelligence, our love of family and friends and country. All of these priceless possessions are free.” – Earl Nightingale