There is no exact measurement of gratitude , but most of us expressing gratitude when things are good. When everything goes well, when it shines the brightest, when things go as planned, seeing discount banners at the mall, an exceptional grade on a difficult subject, a good plan executed flawlessly, you named it.
On the contrary ? Hang there, not so easy . A hard path walked alone , an argument unheard , being misunderstood, being hold responsible , and the list keep going way down, not even close to an end. What left there was grief , despair, cynicism, and so on .
After what happened to me in the last 3 years, I think I just figured out something. I was once given a task ,not so hard, but I made it worse by finding no reinforcement due to my lack of experience in persuading people. I had to manage things and people alone, for almost 3 years. It was depressing. Not only the task itself , but the responsibility to make sure everything goes well is soul-consuming. Trying to get some attention but few actually really cared. In the end finally nailed the tasks , week by week, month by month.
Now, another fellow who got the same job description got so many help and affection from another people. Looking back at what happened , I was surprised that I was actually able to nail the tasks alone , just because of His grace. I could have ended up in a worse mental state , thanks God He kept me sane enough to stay.
Bad experiences teach us to be grateful . Not only as comparison, but as a lesson as well as a milestone, how God has been with us through all the storms. I try to believe the saying that ” one day you will be grateful for the whole history that happened in your life” . Just started the journey to be there 😉
picture source : http://blogs.jamaicans.com/micanbe/files/2011/10/gratitude.jpg . this new wordpress template has not been familiar yet to me :p