Shut Up and Be Grateful

Brace yourselves, It’s ranting time.

So the other day I overheard a conversation between 2 young girls, which quite honestly made my eyes do a complete 360 roll.

(Let me set the scene)

Girl 1: “I cant believe my dad bought me a 2nd hand Mercedes, does he not love me?”

Girl 2: “wow, that is so embarrassing!”

End scene.

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First of all, a 2nd hand Mercedes…..How could he?!?!

Personally, I cant say this is the worst thing I’ve ever heard coming out of someone’s mouth, as where I am located, I hear strange complaints on a day-day basis. However, I’m just about done with hearing the constant flow of complaints about how awful life is.

So I think its about time some us shut up and be grateful.

Just the fact that you are reading this sentence means that you are richer and more educated than 99% of people in human history.  You have almost immediate access to over half of all the information and data ever created by the human race and therefore  have the ability to educate yourself on subjects people previously spent their entire lifetimes trying to learn right at your fingertips. (this is the point when you try to complain about your slow internet connection, wahhhhhh)

I assume from the majority of my followers, we all currently live in the most free and tolerant society, unlike 60% of the population.

Your family may frustrate you, but 1/3 of the worlds population has only 1 parent and 143 million children are growing up with no parents at all.

Collage may suck. However, we are of the 7% of the world wide elite who get the luxury of education.  We’re unlikely to ever be starving like 24% of the worlds population.

It’s not like you haven’t heard this all before right? Yes we feel guilty for not appreciating what we have, but this feeling fades away and we slip back into our somewhat arrogant mind-set of wanting everything that the eye can see.

For decades, research has tied gratefulness and appreciation to happiness. People who are happier tend to be more grateful for what they have. But they have also found that consciously practicing gratitude makes one happier. This appreciation for life’s blessings helps one remain in the present moment.  Not to mention, it makes one more pleasant to be around … (personally speaking)

You have been blessed. Even if you rarely realize it. All of us have been.

You will keep forgetting this unless you  remind yourself. Choose to be grateful, as things could be way way worse.

To quote the wise words of DJJJJJJ KHAAALIDDDD (I know that’s how you read it)

            BLESS UP  🙌

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