Demi Lovato: "Life Is Too Short...Be Thankful for the Little Things"
Demi got caught in traffic this week and, like so many of us in the same situation, focused on how it was impacting her day. When she found out the delay was because of an accident, Demi rethought her selfish perspective and found a place of gratitude.
She explained the situation on Instagram, writing: "Last night I was stuck in 0 miles an hour traffic. Hungry, tired, I just wanted to eat and then go to sleep. At first I extremely annoyed and frustrated because as the cars were stopped not only did I need to sleep and eat but so did Buddy. Infact he had to pee and traffic was so bad I pulled over on the 405 and let him out on the side of the road (safely, on a leash, far away from the highway of course). As I started researching why traffic was so bad I discovered there had been a critical accident. I don't know if that meant it had any fatalities but I knew it was bad."
Demi continued: "And then it hit me.. I realized how selfish it was to get annoyed and upset because of how 'inconvenient' it all was for me. As I safely rode in my car with my little Buddy, I became so grateful that it wasn't anyone I knew or even myself in that accident. Sometimes we have to change our perspectives and just simply accept whatever is thrown our way and truly appreciate the life we have been given today no matter how bad difficult it may be."
She added: "Today I am grateful for my health and my loved ones. Life is too short so let's remind ourselves to be thankful for the little things. Let's pray that whomever was hurt in that accident will heal and let's take a minute to thank our God for what we have today. God bless and love you guys."