I’ve learned a thing or two these past few months as I’ve tried to live a more grateful life, mostly things about myself. Overall, I’m a good person. My heart tends to be in the right place, I have a strong sense of right and wrong and I’ll stick up for kids, animals and old people in any situation. That being said, I am also spoiled, ungrateful and selfish. I think it’s important that I not only know, but can admit these things about myself. If I approach every situation with the knowledge that I don’t want to behave like a spoiled, ungrateful, selfish brat – then perhaps it will help my overall demeanor. Some things just are what they are. For instance, as an INFJ I am all about things being ‘fair’ and when I think someone’s getting one over on me I am going to freak out. That’s just who I am. I try and make sure things are fair for others and I expect them to be fair for me. I’m also an introvert (note the aforementioned INFJ) and need my downtime…period the end.
The main takeaway here is to be mindful of yourself, your actions and how that combination can affect others. Do your best not to take anything for granted, show those who deserve it your appreciation and remember that life is short and we are never promised tomorrow. If today was your last day, would you be proud to be remembered for the things you did? If the answer is no, maybe you should dig around in life’s litter box and clean out some of the shit. Fenway, and everyone else in your life, will thank you.