Saturday, November 26, 2016

Living in the realm of an attitude of gratitude (I)

(I write for myself.)

One of the main obstacles to being able to express gratitude is having an overly high opinion of self.   People who are ungrateful generally have a sense of excessive self-importance.  There is arrogance, vanity and a high need for approval and admiration that is oft manipulated out of others.  There is at the far end a lack of empathy.

No gift will bring grateful joy to anyone who thinks they have a right to everything.

Everything is in essence a gift that we have an opportunity to be grateful for IF we can RECOGNIZE that we have NO CLAIM TO ANYTHING!!  This is one of the most important ways to be able to stay in the realm of an attitude of gratitude.

In that attitude of gratitude it even allows me to give with no expectations as much as to receive with deep gratitude.