(This picture of 2 Chainz is acually very relevant to this post, I promise)
Gratitude, being grateful, say thanks, appreciate what you have, bla bla… We always hear this. Everyone is telling us to be grateful. I’ve said it before and I will definitely say it again, right now actually. Be grateful. There, I said it! Wohoo!
I can’t push this enough, but gratitude is the key component to a happy life, period. It doesn’t matter what you want in life or where you want to be. If you can’t stop for a second, spin around and take a long nice look, up and down, at the beautiful things you have in life you’re never going to go anywhere. You might not have flashy cars, or gold chains so long 2 Chainz would get embarrassed, but you do have a lot in your life that deserves to be acknowledged and to be grateful for. Not that I would want to have gold chains draping down on the streets when I walk, but you get the point. I mean, it would be a very good alternative to a weapon in any self defense situation… Taking your chain and swinging it around like a lasso, knocking the shit out of the little fucker trying to attack you. So yes, on second thoughts, I might invest in some long ass gold chains in the future. Okay, totally off topic!!
Do you have a roof over your head? Did you slam in some food in your mouth today? You took a shower today? Did you shake your ass like you wanted it to fall off? You have people who make you happy? Did your parrot learn how to say “Damn, girl!”?
I’mma tell you, I’mma tell you this right now, if you woke up this morning’, nigga you winnin’ for real – Deep quote from our beloved friend 2 Chainz ( I HAD TO!!!!)
I really like how this 2 Chainz theme is occurring throughout this post, and I also hope you see the simple point of gratitude. Life is life, you didn’t choose your life or your circumstances, you just popped out one day and was like “Oh, shit, okay, I’m a living thing now. Cool.” The power you do have is what you choose to make out of your situation. Gratitude is the easiest way to embrace the fact that you, just YOU are alive! And on top of that you have plenty of things that you can, and should be grateful for. Simple things, anything. You’re breathing, that’s a pretty huge deal! Thanks for oxygen! Make it a habit to say thank you every day! Do like 2 Chainz! Wake up, and win! Bam bam bam!