Presence for Presents

I want to start by saying “Thank you” to each one who has supported me through my shared purpose of Dealing to Healing. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read in a microwave culture. We are looking for quick flicks and one-liners because there’s so much to see on all social media platforms that we can’t spend too much time on any one page or we might miss something. Bravo! to those who can slow down to get the message.

I’ve been on a rant for a few weeks because the same thing keeps showing up in my life and it irritates me. What’s irritating me is the spirit of being ungrateful. It keeps showing up in my relationships. I keep hearing complaints about the “have not” instead of being thankful for the “haves”. This feels exhausting to me.

Along with the complaints is the spirit of greed. You know ungratefulness and greed are cousins. If one is ungrateful they will take advantage of any situation. It’s like when we say “I’m buying” and now they’ve gone from a burger to a steak. Y’all know what I’m talking about with folks who want to take full-blown opportunities.

Because it keeps showing up I am now beginning to question it. What’s the lesson? What trigger is this that irritates me to the bone? As I sit in silence I’m beginning to understand why those with an ungrateful spirit irritate me. I will share my conclusion later.

All I know and I will guarantee this to you. If we are grateful for every gift, every opportunity, every breathe we take it will change our life.

The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become. Robert Holden

And if we make a conscious effort to be present in every moment and not get distracted then we will find moments of gratitude. If we live each day as if it were our last, we will find gratitude. If we are grateful we are going to bring more to us. Every single time!

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

2 thoughts on “Presence for Presents

  1. I 💯agree!! That really gets to
    me as well. Larry and I sit down to have coffee and the conversation always turns to how blessed we are – not if we only had this or that we would be blessed. We do not have everything we would like to have but we have enough!! We are so blessed!!

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