Monday, June 3, 2013

Be thankful? Really?

Sometimes, when I rant... when I complain... when I feel burdened by overwhelming problems... some well-meaning friends would come to me... try to console me and say... “You should be thankful. Others have it worse.”

I know they mean well... but really?

Be thankful?

I feel sorry for them that they may be burdened too... and yes, maybe they have it worse. But be thankful that I am not where they are? Be thankful that they have it worse?

I don’t think so.

I know. It’s not what they meant, but that is exactly what it means. They may not be aware of it, but it is.

I fight my own battles. I run to the corner and sulk when I loss. I will never celebrate because of the losses of others.

When I rant... when I complain... when I almost want to give up... it is because of the predicament I am in. I do not care whether somebody is also at the same situation or even if they have it worst. I have my own concerns to deal with. AND I WILL NEVER BE THANKFUL JUST BECAUSE OTHERS ARE HAVING IT WORSE!

We’ve been told not to feel envy because others have more blessings. I guess the same should be applied to burdens. We should not be happy, nor be thankful, just because others carry a heavier load.

That is not a proper consolation.

We all have our story.

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