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Gratitude before regret

It’s impossible to be grateful for a blessing that you don’t acknowledge.

Like believing that we’re entitled to certain outcomes because of our effort or contribution.

Or believing that we’re entitled to be treated a certain way because we believe we’re a good person.

Whether those entitlements are true is not the issue.

The issue is that we are less likely to treat with due care and appreciation those things that we believe we are entitled to have in our lives.

Anything that is neglected in care or attention withers and eventually dies.

That’s how relationships deteriorate, and how our quality of life diminishes when we’re not paying attention.

Our absence of gratitude is therefore most often acknowledged only after the regret of the loss sets in.

Be mindful of what you have before you no longer have it.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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