Last night I had a dream that continues to reminds me to always live a life of gratitude and thanksgiving. Too often we have given so much to our children that many of them have the concept of privilege over gratefulness. Although it is a privilege to have many things and access in many ways, to the attitude should reflect gratefulness. In my dream a young man would include in his essays the attitude of gratitude. Two of his classmates taunted him with the the questions why and what as they laughed. My question to them was why weren’t they grateful and thankful? Grateful to see another day, to be safe, to have food on the table, to have access to higher education. Many others do not have such yet they are more grateful for what they have like love, family, unity and the such. The student was teaching them something that nearly slipped away until the conversation became deep enough for them to see. Today what are you grateful for? This pandemic has caused many lives, mental challenges and isolation and through it all there is much to be grateful for.
Mahatma Gandhi: “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.”
Brenda D. Cooper