Frankly, it is very easy for us to become ungrateful. The human desires are so unlimited that we expect to always have our way in all things and be attended to whichever way we turn.
Owing to our insatiable nature, we get carried away by the things we don’t have or the things that our friends forget to do for us; whilst forgetting the many that they have done and will still do from the abundance of their good thoughts and intentions for us.
I have always prided myself to be one who would always ask “what can I offer?” rather than “what can I get?” But sometimes, the human that I am kicks in and its fruit takes days to go away and I have noticed that there is an overwhelming energy associated with our expectations (positive or otherwise).
If our expectations are for self gratification, we become blinded to the needs of others and their efforts for us. On the other hand though, maybe we are also being considerate but the moment we begin to think of ourselves as the most considerate, we still fall victim of being consumed by the fire of self gratification.
I have repeated so many times to myself that I have been blessed with good people around me and that is my sole motivation for replicating the good that I have received.
I pray daily that I do not get carried away by my needs, frustrations & suspicions so much so that I forget being grateful to God for your existence.
I am eternally grateful for my friends; I hope you are too?
I’m learning new things and this is not the regular saying. I am purposely learning new things (don’t ask me… can’t go into details)… but reality in the past couple of weeks has taught me that negativity creeps in on you and if not properly reigned in; leads to depression.
In the light of this, I’m making conscious efforts to know the moments when negativity is creeping up; and I have come to realise that it is at those moments when I am idle and seeking some unarguably selfish attention.
Now, I try to turn those self-conceited thoughts to people-centred thoughts.
So when I say I’m learning new things, I’m not saying it because I am reading about them but because I am experiencing them and working towards conquering negativity.
Summarily, I believe now when some people say that we can all author inspirational or self-help books, because, in one way or another, our lives are both inspiration and help to those around us.
Do you relate?
The deepest yearnings of our hearts are what we radiate.
The more we engage it; and in it, the more of it we become.
The more we protect ourselves from it, the strongly it pulls us to it.
It is widely proposed that we think happy thoughts and profess “positivity”;
But, where do we draw the line for denial; or even make room for attentiveness to danger alerts?
I think that the Bible’s injunction “to watch and pray” is the answer to the concerns above.
In essence, do not banish yourself to absolute naivety, so much so that you bask in a limbo of falsities.
Ignorance hasn’t really helped anyone, you know!
Tell yourself the truth!