Don’t be Thankless

God sends people in our lives with a purpose. When the purpose is over, people once near and dear to you seem burdensome or lose their importance.

Some people don’t believe in boundaries among friends and if they interact with those who do believe in boundaries, it is volcanic situation which can erupt anytime. There are regular fights, insecurities, resentment, and eventually the friendship is affected so badly that it is reduced to mere acquaintanceship.  Even facing each other becomes a matter of  reluctance. Conversation reduces to mono-syllables and eventually leads to distance. The distance widens the gap between the former “friends” and they move on with life and thereby a great “friendship” is laid to rest in peace.

There are some people who, when given what their heart desires, do not realize that they are already blessed with it. They remain thankless and find faults with their current situations and friends. They complain perpetually and end up losing all they had. Then their eyes open and they discover what they had was so much better.

If we don’t thank God, we lose what we have. A common story that is popular among some circles goes this way: a beggar had a bowl in his hand, he went around hoping to collect some coins, but continuously complained of his state. A passerby told him not to complain so much and thank the good Lord for his bounties. The beggar replied that God had given him no bounties. Their upon, the bowl in his hand falls to the ground and breaks into pieces.

The moral: don’t be thankless.


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