Have you ever found yourself being ungrateful? Have you ever been so shocked at how selfish you as a human being can be? Well, I have and it took me a while to discover it. It is not just me though, most of us are in this together. We live each day and we get so used to our daily schedule that a little shake up leaves us angry or better still irritated. We forget how privileged we are to actually leave our homes each day and go back to our homes. We get angry over the wrong issues, we get mad at the wrong things. We take our blessings for granted. We forget that we are not really entitled to all these good things we have been receiving.
Sometimes, we don’t actually remember how privileged and blessed it is to be alive. What a great gift it is to be healthy with all body parts working well. We complain about little things like not having a good paying jobs, not having enough money, or better still stress. We always tend to forget or maybe just me that it takes someone alive and healthy to have money, a better paying job and so on. We are ungrateful even when we are not on the hospital beds screaming with pains. It just makes me wonder how selfish we have become.
I had an encounter this week and just like most people, I worried about the wrong thing at the wrong time. I never understood how lucky I was and at the same time ungrateful. Even when my close friends tried to put me on check , for some reasons I wasn’t really understanding them. They were worried for the right thing but I was too blind by my selfishness that all I could worry about was the wrong thing. It took a co-worker saying just a few words to me for me to realize that I had been the most ungrateful girl. I can’t even begin to put how I felt into writing but I had pity on myself. I had been ignorant all these while and neglected the most important thing while I was busy worrying for the wrong thing. I began to think how many people actually think like me or have acted like I just did.
I am not saying these to make you feel bad like I did but just to let you know that there’s still room left to change. You can stop being selfish and ungrateful and begin to appreciate every little thing in your life because it matters. Don’t be like me who was so ungrateful. Be grateful for life, for good health and just everything including a roof over your head.
We are conquerors.