So I start mingling with the different people I would be meeting with and during the exchanges a very interesting theme arises. At least to me. One after the other, each person I spoke to was relaying to me something that was going on in their lives that was leaving them feeling frustrated. They all appeared to have the same symptom of being emotionally bankrupt. After listening to the third or fourth person, I began to wonder if they were all living under the same roof and had eaten from the same bowl. But in their telling, they also expressed the gratitude they were feeling. They were feeling gratitude because they each recognized where they were on an emotional and intellectual level. And, how they managed the issues at hand instead of letting the issues paralyze them. I am a terrible blogger buddy on Monday's due to the long day. However, the few posts I managed to squeeze in today smacked of gratitude. Some kind of a Divine Theme Day me thinks!
I keep promising myself that I am going to go to bed at a reasonable hour. But then, I come home and regurgitate all of what is tumbling in my brain and try to put it in some kind of recognizable order. Today, the gratitude I was feeling was in the fact that these people felt comfortable enough that they could share their emotional baggage with me. Yet, somehow know that I would be there to listen to them. One lady I was speaking with said that being able to have somebody listen every once in awhile was better than getting a prescription from the Doctor. And finally, another lady was saying that some days she felt like a bag of Diamonds and other days a bag of rocks. My answer to her was, "empty the bag of rocks on the table and give them a good polish, you never know which one of them may be Gems!"
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."
Johannes A. Gaertner