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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Being Grateful for the here and now, for what is and what isn't.

It can be easy to be dissatisfied with what we have...mostly because we are too busy looking at what every one else has got and some how they always seem to have 'more' and better stuff.

Its an illusion. They haven't got more and better stuff...its fool's gold.


Is it? Some lives just look better lived. Families for instance. I am always extremely envious of families and family life.....why? Because my family life has never been conventional...'normal'. I suspect that my normal would be someone else's conventional, but that is wishful thinking on my part.

Worst still relationship envy......you know...the man who seems to be perfect in every way, the pair that seem so sympatico, so 'in-love', so bloody annoyingly happy. Your wasteland of a relationship seems parched in comparison of any happiness, not even a droplet, a trickle. Don't be PatHEtiC....your relationship is fine...remember yesterday when he made you a cup of tea without you having to ask......take the plank out of your eye...have a real look...let reality in.

Happy with your lot? Grateful?......ha! Caught  you being envious...wishing for...hoping that....mind off in the future and not in the here and now. Stop what iffing...its a curse of too much information, the world wide web, the tacky Hello type magazines, the pimp my ride, location, location, location, grand design world of envy.

Least we forget, we are alive and well and have enough to eat, we have families, conventional or otherwise. We have friends, absent or present, relationships: good and not so grand, we have beds and homes and places to go and so many things that we fail to be grateful for.....






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