I love my life.

I love my child, my wife, my dogs and my lifestyle.

I love the challenges I face at work. I admit there are often times I get frustrated, but days like today where I push 116 emails (!) and still have 97 unread is an accomplishment. Its your choice how you perceive being content. You can select to be frustrated or you can decide to be happy because you made a contribution, even when someone else may think you succeeded at nothing because they were not one of those folks who got an answer.

I love when the family goes to bed, I bring them all to bed, all tucked in and then I head to my office and my creativity begins to flow, late at night sitting there and working away on projects, my blog, or reading up on the latest technologies.

I love going to bed, my wife and child next to me, fast asleep. Calm, peaceful and seeing their faces.

I love waking up in the mornings and the dogs greet me, wagging, ready for breakfast.

I love my morning routines.

I love calling the family, Skyping and catching up on the latest happenings.

I love cooking. We have not done it as frequently as we did in 2015, however my wife and I enjoy cooking a good home grown meal at least 4 times a week. Discussing our day, our plans, our thoughts and ideas. Something we need to get back into.

I love being with close friends. Seeing them grow and hearing their experiences and sharing their thoughts and passions. Laughing and enjoying each others company.

I love strolling and taking walks in the woods. Nature is so peaceful. Getting away from the city and the hustle and bustle of all our technological, hectic driven lives to just take a step back and release ones thoughts about the importance of life itself.

I love heading to the gym. Especially at strange hours when no one is there. I feel like its my basement. My home. My place to let my body burn so as to be better than myself the day before.

I love that we have opportunities. When I look at our parents who worked hard to give us what they could, I’m thankful that I (we) made the choices to utilize the doors they opened to us to be better than they were at the same period. The same is what we want for our child. He should be better off than we are now, hopefully experiencing life to the fullest by making the choices he deems right.

I love being healthy. Im grateful every morning, literally, when I look in the mirror. I have a broken clavicle, am flat-footed, multiple broken noses and countless other injuries however I am healthy. I can walk, run, jump, breathe and enjoy life by respecting (most of the time) my body for what it is. (Food and sports aside). We dont appreciate our health until we counter disease. But isn’t that for just about everything in life?

I love the fact that I don’t have to worry about our finances, per se. We are well off. I know we all want that bit more however today is one of those great days so;

BE HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU HAVE 

WHILE WORKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT

I could go on and on, which I may do one day however you get the point!

Let me know in the comments below what your thankful for and what your striving to achieve!

Here is a desktop wallpaper for you to remind you of the above quote, everyday! (Click and on the new page, right click and “save as”)

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