What Did I Do To Deserve This?

Your car won’t start. Your kids all need ten different things at the same time. You just can’t get anything right. Someone cut you in line at the grocery store and you’re late for an appointment. Your job just told you they don’t need you anymore. Your best friend just died. You wake up and it is hard to get out of bed.

These are every day and not so every day things that we as people naturally let our brains process. What did I do to deserve this? Why me?


But what if we turned our thinking into, What did I do to deserve this? What did I do to deserve every day? To wake up every morning? To have this car, these kids? To be able to afford these groceries? To have experience that great love or relationship that we knew could never last forever anyways?

Too often we get caught up in the what’s going wrong that we miss out on all that is right even in those hard moments. Life is a passing moment, in one breath it could be gone. I want to go out smiling and making the most of everything I do and do not deserve. Life has never been about what we deserve and no matter how hard we try it never will be.

So, have those tough times and moments but try to start turning it around into all that you do have.


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