Gratitude as A Skill
Gratefulness for everything we have is a skill. We practice. We get better.
Fixation on what more we wish we had is a skill. We practice. We get more ungrateful. We become an ingrate.
I am in constant amazement for how skilled people get at either.
One person sees a cloudy day and jumps for joy at the growth they'll get. Another person sees a beautiful sunrise and grumbles why it can't be a sunset.
One person appreciates the chances they've got. Another person throws them away because it's not "good enough."
One person thanks the heavens their chronic pain is a little less today. Another person, pain free, ruins the week because of an incident they once experienced long ago.
One person happily donates and gives when they have next to nothing. Another takes and takes when they have almost everything.
One person sees how inhospitable every other part of space is and they're filled with wonder at how we were granted a world so beautiful.
Another person obsesses over the wrongs of humankind and thinks they're owed a better, theoretically easier life.
We all can observe. We all can thank. We all can do.
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