We all experience periods of dissatisfaction. And that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, if this viewpoint has become a persistent and recurring aspect of your life, just remember that it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a wonderful story that illuminates this subject. It is about a man who hated his job. He was a stonemason and he had to work all day for a small salary. “What an awful way to live,” he thought. “Oh, if only I could be rich and loaf all day!” His wish was so intense it came true. By magic he became rich and had everything he wanted. He was happy until one day a King road by in a procession and he thought, “He is more powerful, I would like to be in his shoes!” Once again, he magically became the King. He was the most powerful man in the world, and he was happy for a while. One day he saw the Sun in the sky and thought, “the sun is even more powerful than I, I want to be the Sun”. He became the Sun and was happy until his noticed the clouds in the sky and how they shielded the earth from his heat. They were light and mobile and could take infinite shapes and sizes. They were free without care, so he decided he wanted to be clouds and he became the clouds. How free he was but soon the cloud turned into rain and he landed on the granite rock and he thought, “How wonderful it would be to be a rock and have stability.” And he became the rock. Now at last he felt secure until one day when a stonemason came and began to strike a hammer against him and he felt dismay knowing the stonemason was stronger than he and he thought, “How I wish I could be a stonemason.” Once again he became a stonemason, what he had always been but this time he was happy because cutting stones had become an art, the sound of the hammer was music, the fatigue at the end of the day brought satisfaction and at night he dreamed of the cathedrals he would build. It seemed to him that there was nothing better than to be what he was. It was a magnificent revelation he knew would never leave him. IT WAS GRATITUDE!
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder
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