I am grateful for everything.
Good, bad, indifferent, it doesn't matter because it all matters.
Without a good mix in your life how can you know the good from the bad?
Let us suppose for a moment that it is a constant 72 degrees Fahrenheit each day. An occasional breeze stirs up the abundant always green grasses and leaves. The skies are blue with a warm, shining sun for 12 hours and then deep, dark night for 12 hours.
You are neither too hot nor too cold. What rain you get is at night. It cools things off and helps you sleep.
Nothing changes. Each day is the same. Wouldn't it be great?
For a brief vacation, sure.
But if it was every day for your whole life?
Nope. Face it people, you'd take everything for granted. You'd be bored silly.
Eventually you'd start thinking you'd died and gone to Hell.
I am sure I would.
With no changes there's nothing to compare.
With nothing to compare with current conditions you wouldn't know if it's good or bad or normal or unusual.
We need comparisons, a baseline, something that tells how we're doing.
Constancy in some things is great. In fact, it is probably necessary if for no other reason than being able to tell that something has changed. But even constancy changes over time and that's good because it means we are evolving through our lives.
Personal evolution and societal evolution are important. It got us where we are and even if it gets us into messes it gets us out of them, too.
This is why I say I am grateful for everything, because everything, in its own way and its own time, matters.
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