Every so often we are reminded of just how precious our lives are on this earth because some event jolts us enough to capture our attention.

It could be a near-death experience we or a loved-one goes through, sickness, unfortunate accident, diagnosis or maybe it’s a sudden realization where we’re able to put our time on this earth into perspective in such a way that we see the world differently.

Why are we unable to have this insight and gratitude for our lives in our day-to-day? Do we have to wait for a near catastrophe to happen before we wake up from our slumber?

I don’t believe so. All we need is to begin again. At any moment in our lives, we can choose to begin again and take a different path than the previous one. At any moment we can choose to be grateful for where we are right now. At any moment we can choose a new perspective.