Some shit has gone down in my life and instead of bitching and moaning about it all I get THAT out of my system and find something wonderful:
I see misfortune then that opens me to seeing the good and good people in my life. I feel gratitude to so many – even those who were sonsabitches to me at times. Sometimes knowing sonsabitches and toxic people helps us or me open my mind and heart to see the truly fine people here now and in my past. So many times I could not appreciate people. Through my life I have tried to reach out to people and express my gratitude. Sometimes it is like hitting a nail over and over to make sure it is deep enough. The gratitude needs to be set firm in the other person’s mind so they can feel their own goodness through my gratitude or … a forgiveness of a lesson that started so painfully but ended up taking an eccentric turn for a positive lesson.
I often say, “thank you”. It feels good. I say it and mean it. It is honorable. I thank my birds when they patiently enter their cage and I do not have to chase them into it with a broom 😉
When things are going good I believe I often take so much for granted. Then life trips and falls and I fall in life and falling I see so much the good of others, who they are and what they have done.
Gratitude is a beautiful lesson in life. To look around me after having fallen on my ass and laughing and looking at the world in wonder and … thankfulness. GRATITUDE. To life and so many people and life forms that have been a part of my life and shaped me to be the person I am.