Monday, November 5, 2012
The curse of ingratitude
Why is it
we are so ungrateful?
I read a joke the other day
that was funny
in a painful kind of way
As the story grows a grandmother was watching her grandson playing on the beach
A huge wave came in and washed him out to sea.
The grandmother prayed to God. "Please God, save my only grandson. I beg of your,
bring him back."
Suddenly another huge wave came
and washed the child back to shore.
The grandmother looked to heaven and said....
"he had a hat!"
We do not have everything
Sometimes it feels like we barely have enough
But most of us have so many blessings!
what we notice
what we see,
is what we don't have!
a meaningful job
a nice house
a great car
a beautiful place in which to live
And yet there are days when in my soul I am a major whiner
I am looking at the things I don't have
the things I want
I take the little things that aren't the way I want
and I make them everything
I let them define me
and shape my mood
before I judge those millionaires
and their inability to be satisfied
to realize they have enough
I should look at myself
and realize my own ingratitude
and accept the gifts that I have
the wonderful things I have been given
and live in gratitude
and in gratitude