Any plans for the weekend?
Tom and I are in Nice for a few days on a business trip.
Yesterday, I was up at 2.45am, left the house at 3.15am, picked Tom up at 3.45am…
…and then drove to Gatwick for a 6am flight, but the early start was well worth it when we arrived to beautiful sunshine and a lovely breakfast, French Riviera style…
It’s scrambled egg, smoked salmon and a little bit of ham in case you were wondering.
Anyway, today I want to talk to you about something that I think is quite important. I’ve touched on it a few times before but it’s worth a mention again.
As you know, the whole idea of this newsletter is to help you get the best ideas about staying in shape, living a healthy lifestyle and creating a wonderful life.
That’s all great but sometime I think we need to appreciate what we have and where we are, rather than stressing about what we want and what we don’t have.
If you are reading this newsletter you are in a fortunate position. However bad life is for you at this precise moment, you are extremely lucky.
Let me explain.
When half the world’s population is in poverty with no clean water to drink and barely enough food to survive, it’s sometimes a good idea to think about the fact that we are members of the lucky sperm club.
We are all very lucky we were born where we were.
Gratitude is something that many people don’t really think about as we go about our daily lives and I’m not blaming anyone for that.
Our life is our life and we are all trying to do the best we can with what we’ve been given right?
Our problems are all relative but I’m just saying it’s nice to put things into perceptive sometimes.
In this day and age of social media, it’s hard not to compare your own life to those around you.
“He or she is making more money than me, travels more than me and their life is much better than mine”
We need to stop this thinking because to start with, we have NO CLUE what is really going on behind closed doors or what that person has been through to get what they have and you know what, we have no right to even debate it.
The truth is, however successful you think you are, there will always be someone more successful so if you go through life with that as a measure, you will always come up short.
Reflecting on what you have right now, your health, your family and the fact that you can put clean clothes on and buy your lunch today should be a daily reminder to be grateful.
Live with an attitude of gratitude.
As I sit here and write this, I’m looking out the window of the Westminster Hotel on the promenade des Anglais and I can see palm trees and the ocean (see above)
Many people in this world will never see a view like this and for that I am very grateful.
Have a great weekend everybody and hopefully these words today have made you think about your life and put things into perspective.
All the best