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Gratitude When Life is Good, but Doesn’t Seem Good Enough

by Max Mooseman, author of Bastard! A Mushroom Trip

I have set out over the last few years to practice gratitude. Today has been a struggle. I am sitting in one of the nicest hotel rooms I have ever been in. I just got done taking a run with a beautiful view followed by a relaxing dry sauna. Soon, I will stroll outside to the fire pit on my terrace and watch the sun go down over my favorite city. And yet, I grind my resentment between my teeth and swallow my indignation.

I thought today was going to be a big money making day. I thought weeks of pressure would be relieved. Unfortunate circumstances followed by stubborn indecision have made this a day that cost more than I would ever spend. I am on an unplanned and costly vacation that I would not have chosen.

Regret and anger whisper seductively in my ear and tell me I deserve better. I am tempted to listen. There is a relief in turning myself over to that perspective. I won’t though. Not for more than a few seconds at a time. I have made a commitment to myself and to those around me.

Gratitude is the attitude that will take me where I want to be. Everything else is folly.

I am one of the luckiest people to ever live. I am lucky to have this night in this place. I am healthy and loved. This has happened for a reason which will reveal itself to me if I let it. I am not meant to anticipate every turn of the path, I am just meant to walk it.

God bless this day and thank you God for giving me another one.


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