There’s plenty to be thankful for. If you’re doing well, happy, and with a job then there’s reason enough to feel grateful. There are those that like to say that as a society we are not grateful enough, but I would argue that when we think about it we are.
You see, sometimes some of us want to do good and be better. We strive to go above and beyond expectations. Do we always get what we thought we would? No, but we push on. Or, try to anyway. Life isn’t really meant to get beat up over, it’s not a race to the finish line. It’s not a race to the promotion either. Think about it this way: Making goals is fine, as long as you remember that you are not in a race with anyone but yourself. Especially true if you live two separate lives and few know the real you (why is that? Afraid of opening up likely, but we all have boundaries we don’t want people to dare try crossing.) There seems to be a line between pleasing others just to make others happy and not yourself. We forget about ourselves though and do things anyway for the bigger goal.
There is always a bigger goal. Something we all want to achieve. But, as you read this wherever you are you are thinking about how to figure out your taxes, your bills, or possibly what you’re going to eat tonight or for others where you’re going to sleep. So do goals depend on what we have? They very much do.
It’s only human nature to be afraid, to want to try something new and push out what is different. But, thinking about what we do have can bring a smile or a tear to anyone’s face and remind them of what they can do in the present moment.
A thankless world is what we live in, but a grateful world is one that we can try harder to be a part of. If only we closed our eyes and dreamed about a world without or with the things that hold us close and give us life.