In this week spent thinking of things to be thankful for, I have realized that there are some things that are really easy to be thankful for such as, pretty clothes, lovely people, and yummy food! Other things are not so easy to be grateful for. Today I’m writing about something very important that I often complain about, when really it is such a blessing: being busy!
I often complain about having no down time between school, blogging, meet-ups, performances, college applications, work, and auditions, but these are all wonderful things. Everything that’s stressing me out right now is getting me one step closer to achieving my goals, and that is a wonderful thing! I am so grateful that everything I want to achieve in life requires hard work because in this world full of instant gratification, there is also little satisfaction, and I know that my hard work will all be worth it in the end.
The perfect illustration of this would be the Princess Half Marathon.I had been dreaming about this race for years, even before I was old enough to actually register for it! Running it was a dream come true, but training was NOT. I had moments where I seriously thought I wouldn’t be able to finish the race, but once we got there, I ran the entire 10 k and only walked a couple of miles during the half! Even if you aren’t the most athletic person in the world, I suggest you do at least one race that really inspires you, because it will change you as a person.
I am thankful for the many hours I’ve spent practicing, writing, taking pictures, studying, and working hard! I hope that you will take the time to stop and think about what a blessing it s to be able to work towards accomplishing your dreams, while some people can only work towards staying alive. With this in mind, continue working hard, and help those around you work hard as well!