There’s been a rash of people around here lately; everything they write is nasty. It’s mean, it’s hateful, it’s angry, it’s accusing, it’s bitter, it’s whatever. I can’t help but notice. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has.
I know someone like this who is part of my inner circle. A friend observed, the person has no gratitude. I hadn’t thought of this but I think it’s right. This is not to say the person has had it easy or has it easy now. So few of us do! But they definitely have many gifts. They have advantages, like a good brain, for example. Maybe it’s their good looks or their great education.
If the person focused and felt gratitude for even one of these things, it would change their view.
I don’t really care if someone wants to be miserable all the time, so long as I don’t have to be around them too much. The stuff wears you down after awhile. But I thought I’d post this for people who might have this problem and want a fix.
If you’d quit focusing on what you lack and show some gratitude for what you have, you’d probably feel a whole lot better.
I’m also posting for people like me, who are around someone like this and confused by it. If you can see the root, you may be able to show it to them and help them out.
I do believe this is the root. How can you be filled with gratitude and simultaneously miserable? It’s impossible.
Some people seem attached to their misery. They’ve built an entire persona around it. It’s the story (Sagittarius) they live. They’re almost like comedians who have a certain schtick. That’s fine. But I know there are others out there who are miserable and have no clue how to get out of their hole…
This is an idea. Try being thankful for the magic, love and beauty that surround every single one of us. Look at that drawing for example. What graceful talent. We get to see it. Well, most of us do. Some of us are blind.
What’s weird is you can be blind and grateful. You can also be drowning in gifts of all kinds and have no gratitude at all.
Where do you fit in all this?