As the wisdom of years has taught me, it would do me much good to give thanks than to be resentful. A resentful spirit kills whatever joy there is, makes me think that whatever I have I should have and even deserve more. A grateful heart adds a lightness to my step, takes the attention away from myself and on the goodness of the giver.
2 people may have the same things, but the person with a grateful heart has infinitely more, while the resentful one (which is sometimes, me!) kills whatever joy there is in the blessing so it literally, unravels for him/her.
I know it’s hard. So we have to do it consciously, one step at a time 🙂
P.S: I’m going on a trip for a month to Europe! I believe I will come back with a grateful heart for the simple conveniences like water, sofas…not that Europe doesn’t have them, but nothing beats home 🙂