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For some reason, lots of people in this day and age forget just where happiness comes from. While getting what you want in life might bring a smile to your face, it won’t complete you or make you happy as a whole.

Happiness is not about the things you’re getting but more-so about the things you already have and how you feel about them. It stems from within rather than from without and that’s something a lot of people need to work to come to terms with. You won’t be happy slaving your life away just to buy the newest things as they come out but you will be happy if you appreciate the things you have and live more in the moment.

You won’t be able to find true happiness unless you work to do everything that you do from the heart and try your best to remain connected to the people who actually care about you. Life is too short to spend all of your time trying to achieve things you might never even be capable of. Be realistic and work to really embrace the time you have before you as it presents itself.

Right now, really take the time to think about all the things you have to be thankful for. Is there something or someone that really makes you feel better as a whole? How would your life be without that something or that person in general? Sure, we all need to want to do more and be more, but we shouldn’t let that ‘want’ consume us.

We as human beings will never stop wanting more in life, that side of ourselves will never truly be satisfied and the sooner we realize this the easier it will become to appreciate all the things that you have and where you are on your life path. The more you work to care for your soul and really promote positivity in your own life the further you will find yourself growing regarding becoming the best possible version of yourself that you can be.

Right now, in this moment really look at your life and how far you’ve come. Are you further now than you were in the past and what changes have you made through the years? These are the things you should be proud of. You’ve achieved more than you realize and while you still have a ways to go, you’re getting there.

You have clothes on your back, food in your belly, and a roof over your head. Those are things that you should be thankful for. If you have people in your life that you can trust, they too deserve a little thanks. The smallest things in this world can have the most enormous impacts on our lives, that much is very true.

Enjoy the moment for what it is and embrace life as it is. Don’t waste all of your time chasing something you may never find. You only get one life and you need to be making the most of it. A little appreciation will go a long way if you put forth the right efforts.