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 9 meetings, 56 emails, still have unreads, and work on juggling other items is an accomplishment. It’s your choice as to 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 it when the family goes to bed. I bring them all to bed, all tucked in and then I head to my home office area 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, checking up on the kids in their rooms and then my wife next to me, fast asleep. Calm, peaceful and seeing their faces, knowing they are well makes me well.

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, whatsapping and catching up on the latest happenings.

I love cooking. I don’t get to do it as much as I use too for work-related reasons, however, my wife and I enjoy cooking a good homegrown meal together on the weekends. We discuss our plans, our thoughts, and our ideas.

I love being with close friends. Seeing them grow and hearing their experiences and sharing their thoughts and passions. Laughing and enjoying each other’s 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 one’s 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 it’s my basement. My home. My place to let my body burn so as to be better than myself the day before. The only problem is I have not done it since we moved to Germany. I need to get back into it.

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 where they were within the same period. The same is what we want for our children. They should be better off than we are now, hopefully experiencing life to the fullest by making the choices they deem right.

I love being healthy. I’m 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 don’t appreciate our health until we encounter 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. 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 you’re thankful for and what you’re striving to achieve!

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