What you don’t have

You work on being grateful for all the things you have but there are three things that you don’t have.

You don’t have the ability to change anyone else. No matter how much you love them or how much you want them to see it your way, the decisions are always theirs and not yours.

You don’t have a magic wand to wipe away all the hurts in your life. They are a permanent part of you.

You don’t have a way to stop time. No matter how good things are at any moment, it too will pass.

Sometimes what you don’t have is the biggest gift of all. If you could change people, you would spend all of your time changing them and not you. You are here to learn and to adapt and to allow that in others.

If you could wipe away all past hurts, you would soon be free of compassion but it is in seeing the pain that you once felt in another person’s eyes that grows your heart.

If you could stop time, you probably would have stopped it when you got your first cookie or your first kiss. You would have missed so much if you would have stopped there.

What you do have and what you don’t have are both incredible gifts. Obviously, you are one of the luckiest people in the world. Enjoy!

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