I often talk of gratitude in this blog because I believe it is one of the greatest characteristics a human can have. If we are fortunate enough to have gratitude for our circumstances and lives we can be happy and free of stress.
Yet, I know many people who are ungrateful because of something they want but don't have that they feel they deserve. However, had they been with me yesterday they might have changed their thinking. They might have been happy for their present circumstances,
At this writing, I'm vacationing in Imperial Beach, about 10 miles North of the Mexican border. I decided to cross the border and have lunch and maybe do some shopping. And so I did.
It was like walking into another world. I immediately realized why it is considered a third world country. Everywhere one walks beggars are reaching out with open hands, and are grateful for whatever they receive. Most look as though they hadn't bathed in days. They wore raggedy clothing, sweat stained, and odorous.
When one feels ungrateful look around and you'll find someone who has less than you, who has more problems and challenges. I guarantee they are there.
And when you see them you'll know gratitude.