Living in Gratitude: You Wouldn’t Worry So Much

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think if you realized how seldom they do. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Many of us live our lives wondering what other people will think of us if we (fill in the blank).

That ‘blank’ can be just about anything: what we wear, the kind of job we have, if we buy the neighbor’s daughter’s Girl Scout cookies or not, how we eat, if we are overweight or too thin…

And the list goes on.

This thought process of wondering and worrying can be detrimental to our self esteem as well as paralyzing, inhibiting what we want to do in life because we are so concerned about how our actions will be perceived.

Yet, when it comes right down to it, most people are thinking about themselves and their lives, not about us and ours. We should each make decisions for ourselves and our families based on what is best for our unique situation rather than how it will be perceived by others.

Cast aside that worry about what others think, because they seldom do. Go about your life, live it to the fullest and fill it with kindness and gratitude.

May your day be filled with gratitude and good things.