You know how there are some parts of your day that you just dread?
It could be an upcoming test in school or maybe it is that long hour you have to spend in traffic on the way to the office.
There are certain times on many days that we just don’t look forward to.
It is not always easy to be thankful for all the parts of the day.
But recently I realized that any given day, I know I can be thankful for 1/3 of my day no matter what.
What 8 hours per day can I be thankful, you ask?
My time spent sleeping.
I’ve heard the stat that we spend 33% of our lives asleep. That made me realize that I will ace 1/3 of every single day.
I can fall asleep faster than you can say insomniac and once I am asleep, every night is the chance for a new adventure given my propensity to sleepwalk. So not only do I sleep well, I also sleep fun.
That makes 1/3 of my life a success. If this were baseball, an average like that would make me an All-Star.
Any time I feel down about myself, I need to remember that I am very good at 1/3 of my life.
The other 2/3 of my life may be out of control, or at least out of my control, but it is reassuring to know that I can always count on that faithful 1/3.
It is a very encouraging feeling to know that every single day I can be an All-Star at 1/3 of the day.
And for that I am very thankful!