Sometimes I forget how lucky I am

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It’s so easy to be down on myself and see everything that is not perfect in my life.

We have no idea where my daughter will be going to school next fall, our apartment building is full of things that bug me, including neighbors who smoke like a chimney and it filters into our place.

And I often feel that I’m not in control of my life when I get so wrapped up in these things.

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What I forget is that I am actually quite blessed.

My family is healthy and happy, and we live in one of the greatest city’s in the world.

Last night we decided to head out to Buckingham Fountain. It’s less than a 10 minute drive from where we live.

And it hit me as I saw all the tourists taking pictures.

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Wow, I’m lucky. I have all these amazing attractions literally in my own backyard! I can be a tourist every day of the year if I want and don’t have to travel too far.

I have a roof over my head, food in my fridge, clothes on my back and a really good job.

Note to self: live in the moment!

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How do you live in the moment when life seems to get you down?