A few weeks back in my apartment building's elevator I witnessed a situation. There were two other women inside besides me and when trying to figure out what floor we're heading to first, this is what I overheard:
- Oh, you go first, I live on the very top floor. Closer to God. - the first woman said with a smile.
- Oh... And do you guys talk often? - the second woman asked jokingly.
- Yeah... But mostly when things are not going right, which is most of the time. - the first woman replied with a sigh and a smile.
"Yeah, and when things are going good, you don't seem to feel the need for a conversation, because there's nothing to ask for at that moment" was my first frustrated thought, but unlike with the smoker in a pharmacy situation, this time I felt I didn't have any right to intervene.
Since it's not always easy to agree on the subject of religion, I want to say straigth away that this post is not about God. What it is about is one's approach to life in general. I feel that we all, whether we're atheists or believers, can agree that only asking and whining and never saying thank you and never aknowledging our blessings is just not right and won't get anyone far. Kind of sad how so many people make a choice to focus on the negative and forget about the good aspects of their existence.
I'm thankful I was yet again reminded of the importance to be grateful and of the effect my thankful year had on the way my mind worked.