Saturday, April 14, 2012

A to Z Challenge: Make the Most of What You Have

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Taking charge of one's life probably means different things depending on the person, trying to do it. For me though, the true end goal is about two things: Doing God's will and living a satisfying, good life.

Since the first aspect has been addressed a few times in the past posts, I'm going to handle the second aspect today.

When it comes to having a good and satisfying life, the way to go is with making the most of what you have. This can take more than one form.

For instance, it can have to do with the outlook you have on life. Some people have more and some have less. But that doesn't matter. It's what you do with it that counts.

So instead of being jealous of others and what they have/accomplished, I try to focus on what I'm doing. I try to keep track of whether I'm actually get the most of what God has provided for me. The way I see it, there's no use to wanting more when I can't utilize what I have.

If I find that there's something I'm neglecting, I try to use it again. Like skills or talents. Or time with my family.

Life becomes much improved after that. Which makes sense. Because if you're doing and enjoying things you love, there's no reason to feel unhappy, is there?

Do you take stock, every now and then? Feeling discontented? Is there something you can pick up again that will help?

12 comments:

Mark K said...

Good, sound advice, but sadly, so often difficult to adhere to, especially with today's financial climate.

Thanks for stopping by the hearth - I hope you found something of interest there :)

Denine Severino Taylor said...

Hi Misha - Love this post and love the theme of your blog. Oddly enough, when I began daily blogging (since 1.1.12) it somehow had the effect of helping me take charge of my life. It made me think about EACH day and what my take was. I suppose it's the same as journaling or "writing meditation", but I would have never imagined how fun and how useful such a "practice" could be. Nice to meet you and glad I found you through A to Z!

Lisa said...

Lovely post, wonderful blog! Glad to have found you...I'm a new follower too.

www.diaryofasquaretoothedgirl.blogspot.com

November Rain - k~ said...

It's been a long time since jealousy peeked it's little head out at me, it was such a waste of time.

The way that life plays out is of our own making, so if there is a lesson to be learned, we are aware of it on some level, grand or small.

Mina Burrows said...

So many people try to compare themselves to others. I don't understand how a person can live like that. It's sad, really. Great post. :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Sound advice,

Have a peaceful Sunday.
Yvonne.,

Michael Pierce said...

Wonderful post, Misha! Time with family always helps me appreciate what I have. :)

Kate O'Mara said...

When we're doing the right thing, we're happy. :)
Kate
http://solidhappiness.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Fischetto said...

My motto of late is, "I'm making lemonade." My kids think I'm insane, but I'll say that whenever I'm trying to remind myself that the current crapfest I'm dealing with doesn't have to be so craptastic if I just change the way I think. And saying that makes it harder for me to get angry or stay grumpy for too long. :)

TMW Hickman said...

This is great advice, and I need to follow it. Thank you!

Joanne said...

glad I stopped by. Your blog posts offer a serenity and worthy thoughts. Very nice. Thanks for visiting wordsplash. It's been fun meeting new folks in this a to z challenge. I look forward to your next week.

fidel said...

We all get carried away with life events and seldom take time to step back and evaluate...