What do you feel more often: gratitude or envy? What are you most grateful for?
Gratitude, for sure. I won’t say that I never feel envious of others, but I’m confident that it’s rare that I experience that particular feeling. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no point in being envious of other people. It’s not like there’s anything I can do about that guy getting a PlayStation 5 the day it was released while I wait until I’m in a more appropriate financial situation to purchase one of my own.
What am I most grateful for? Every day. I know I don’t necessarily act like it all the time. And I’m certain that people around me will not always see it, based on my attitude, particularly if it’s a day when I’m forced to get behind the wheel of my car and deal with other drivers on the road. But I am truly grateful for each day that I wake up.
I know this year has been incredibly difficult for a lot of people in this world. For me… well… it’s been less than difficult. All that time that we were required to stay at home as much as possible? I thrived on that. I hate what COVID has done to our world and our society in general, I really do. But its indirect effect on my life has been all right.
Please don’t read that as me calling coronavirus some kind blessing. I don’t. And I certainly don’t want to diminish the negative impact that the disease has had on the majority of our world.
But what about you? Are you more likely to feel gratitude or envy? Let me know in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.