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Ingratitude vs. goodness

Convicted last night of the simple fact that I gripe too much. That's a symptom—ingratitude is the underlying disease. Considering how deeply and richly blessed I am, living that way is just plain untrue. Time to nip it in the bud.

Driving the point even further home, my friend Micah was robbed today. His apartment was broken into while he was at work, and they took nearly everything but the furniture—computer, electronics, rings from his family for his upcoming wedding, papers and letters, even many of his clothes. Devastating. He seems to be holding up pretty well, all things considered.

Keep my eyes open to your goodness, Lord, and pour out you blessing on Micah in his loss and need.
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ummm hope this is ok to post but often times right after a robbery people will go out and replace those items and often times the robber is watching and waiting for the new items to come in so they can rob the place again.

Please let your friend know that this is often the case so he can be safe.
P.S. The ingratitude is something we Americans do so well. Sorry to judge but we do. We over buy, over extend ourselves then complain.

I find it very difficult to be satisfied with what I have. It is always a struggle.

My late great aunt on my husbands side who died at 104 and smart as a whip and very much a christian said that the key in life is to be satisfied with what we have. It is hard but she is right.
Oh, that's horrible for him. I know big picture no biggie, he's alive and no one was hurt, but still, that's rough.

Don't you wonder if God gives us/others those moments SO THAT we'll get over ourselves?
Gratitude is among my best cures.

If I may --

What are you going to do about it?

Simply saying "I gripe too much" is just continuing to gripe too much.

With love,
tg


Re: If I may --

What are you going to do about it?

Not. I'm going to not.

(I was thinking about griping about my circumstances and about others when I wrote this yesterday. Observing my behavior and need for change didn't really fall into those categories.)