Learn to Take the Good and the Bad in Stride

People sure do take a lot of things for granted. I know that I’m not the first person to make this realization either, but it amazes me sometimes. I have heard people actually complaining about gifts they received this year on Christmas. Is that a joke?! Somebody took the time to shop specifically for you, and you aren’t happy with what they chose to give you. There is nothing more rude in my opinion. People even take for granted the fact that they had a home to celebrate the holidays in, or a family to celebrate them with. I started thinking about this because of a blog post that I came across.

The blog post is titled, “Are We on Earth For Our Enjoyment?”, and it talks about the reasons we exist. The author talks about the Blessed Zélie Martin and one of her letters. In the letter she wrote, “… it’s certain and proven by experience that happiness is not on earth… No, happiness can’t be found here below, In His wisdom, God wanted it this way to make us remember that the world is not our true home”. I don’t think people realize this anymore, and that was the same point the author of the post was trying to make. People expect happiness all the time, when in reality that is unfair to expect. Life is certainly meant to have its joyful moments, but you have to learn to take the good and the bad in stride.