here is a must-read article from the organic sister:
“I should be grateful.”And my heart would hear those words and want to yell “No!”
“You should be grateful.”
And now I know why. Why I resisted what seems so true.
Because every time we feel as though we “should be” grateful, we negate the pain or hurt or struggle that we are experiencing in that moment, instead of gratitude.
We tell our tears to stop. We tell ourselves to suck it up. That others have it worse. And so who the hell are we to ache, to hurt, to need to cry, or to desire change when we have it so good.
“It could be worse, so we should be grateful.”And in thinking that “it could be worse”, we ignore what is yearning for attention right now.
Because if someone else has it worse, we don’t deserve to have it better.::
sending love today, friends, and remembering those who have recently lost loved ones.