Lots of folks don't realize it, but one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is the gift of gratitude. I bring this up today, because it's so glaringly obvious what happens to someone who has no idea what gratitude is, let alone feels like. It is one of the saddest things EVER to have to witness.
Imagine what it would be like. To have people do things for you, simply because they love you and want to see you smile. They may give you little presents or invite you to dinner or surprise you with your favorite desert or do your laundry for you. Any little thing they can think of to try to ease your unhappy existence.
Yet, no matter what they do for you, all you can do is criticize. Or belittle. Or make fun of. Or be outright mean. No gratitude. No appreciation. Not a stitch of grace to be found.
How horrible would that be? How utterly life-sucking? How terribly painful a life might it be were you unable to find anything at all to be grateful for?
How blessed I am. To know...and feel....and LIVE in the Grace of Gratitude.
and now...I say a prayer for all those