As I was walking to the cafe today I walked by a guy with scabs all over his face who was blankly staring off into the void. He’s obviously wasting away on some nasty substance. A lady was trying to give him a few dollars but he didn’t even acknowledge her.

I’m so thankful I’m not that guy. If there was a big red button to fix his life I would gladly push it, but unfortunately we don’t have that technology yet.

Big Red Button

Don’t press it!

I’m so thankful I live in a comfortable home, have great friends, and a loving and supportive family. It’s easy to assimilate to the normality of having these things and take them for granted but actively being grateful for what I have has really made me feel better about myself and my future.

If you think it will be a great year, it will be. If you think it will be an average or shoddy one, it will be. I always knew having a positive perspective on life would make it better but up until this point I never put enough effort into practicing that principle. I always half-assed it because it was easy and I could get away with it.

In 2014, and hopefully the rest of my life, I am going to put a lot more effort into having the right perspective on things and to be grateful for what I have. I’ve learned you can’t find true happiness no matter how hard you look. You have to create it.

2014 is looking pretty rosy and I’m pretty damn excited to be a part of it.

I truly hope you all have a great year.