Grateful, but not happy

There are people who insist that we must find a way to be HAPPY about the things that happen to us in life– even the seemingly negative things. I disagree. We must be GRATEFUL for things. First, and foremost, we must be grateful for life. Second, we must be grateful for the things that sustain life. Third, we must be grateful for opportunities to improve our lives. And, finally, we must be grateful for the things that make life comfortable.

Sometimes, we let little things make us unhappy, and sometimes the things are not so little. Right now my family is teetering on the edge of being homeless again, but I am grateful that we have the roof over our heads that we do. We have food to eat, for which I am grateful. And we have the Gods. I am always grateful for that — both in good times, but especially now when times are rough…….

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