Why We Should Remember to Want What We Have

March 15, 2024

“Of course you will and can want more. You should want more. But you should also spend time trying to want what you already have. It’s slightly different from ‘practicing gratitude’ or appreciating or thanking a higher force or God for what you have…. It means: Don’t let what you already have be the baseline. Think of yourself before you gained what you have, and remind yourself how much you want that, what you already have—your spouse/partner, your family, your house, your job. Imagine you in an alternate universe where you don’t have your family, can’t have your kids or your partner, how desperate that alternate-you would be to get what you have. Or if you don’t believe in the multiverse, the you from five years ago.”

—“Adam Parkson” in Happiness Falls, by Angie Kim


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  1. Such a good thought...remember what we were before we received what we wanted. Does make us grateful for every part of our lives whether we have what we want or are waiting for it to come. Have a delightful weekend. Hugs!

    1. Keeps us from continually "moving the finish line," so to speak. Hope you have a great weekend, too!