The late news was full of stories of the rich and famous. You know, the “rich and famous” we’ve all allowed ourselves to dream of being. How many times have we thought that money and fame would solve all of our problems? I can’t say that I’ve ever wished I were a particular famous person; I’ve always wanted to be me…only better. Some very rich and beautiful people made the news today and I’m grateful I’m NOT one of them.
I’m grateful I’m not John and Kelly Travolta- their teenage son died today after a fall at home.
I’m grateful I’m not Dr. Dre, whose 20-year-old son died of a heroine/morphine overdose.
I’m grateful I’m not the Buffalo Bills star player who let liquor and an attitude get him arrested in North Carolina.
I’m grateful I’m not beautiful, talented, rich Heather Locklear who dodged DUI charges but provided a lot of gossip for the mill.
Yes, a lot of times I’m definitely grateful to “NOT” be someone or in some awful circumstance. See, it’s not enough to be grateful just for the good things you have. You need to be even more grateful for the bad things that pass you by! Thinking about the awful things you don’t have will give you a lot more lines for that Gratitude Journal! Have you started yours yet?