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Cake day: July 8th, 2023


  • When you look for things to be angry about, when you look for things to be resentful about, you find them.

    When you look for things to be satisfied with, when you look for things to be grateful for, you find them.

    I found the opposite. I have achieved far, far more through practising gratitude, knowing my values and moving towards them rather than being pressure and goal oriented.

    I went for a walk this morning, in a park near my house. It was cold and grey, so.i was grateful for my gloves and for the solitude. How good is it that I can go for a walk, in a park near my house? Hear birds, breathe air see trees, smell the frost? How good that there are parks, and birds, and it’s safe, and I can walk. I want to keep doing it. I’m grateful for that.

  • macrocarpa@lemmy.worldtomemes@lemmy.worldEvery day.
    30 days ago

    Like I said, gratitude is hard.

    It is hard to have gratitude when there is inequality

    It is hard to have gratitude when competition is encouraged and enshrined by people who benefit from it

    It is hard to have gratitude when the constructs in which we live seem unjust

    It is hard to wake up and look around and find something to be grateful for

    It is hard to be grateful when all you can see is what you don’t have

    Being genuinely appreciative of what you do have leads to a quieter mind and a happier life. We have one life.

    It comes across as some stupid bullshit, I know. But the resentment and frustration aren’t useful. Clarity of mind and purpose is, and is more sustainable than passion and anger.

    My 2c.

  • I live in Australia

    The homicide rate here is 0.86 deaths per 100k people per year

    Of those, approx 66% are male.

    The suicide rate is 12.3 deaths per 100k per year.

    Of those, 75% are male.

    The statistics are similar in most Western countries.

    Pause for a second and think about the last time that you heard that mentioned either in casual conversation or in the news media.

    It is not spoken about.

  • You have given such awesome clues! Love song, 1967 absolutely narrowed it down, but the last panel gives it away. Red stars, blue night.

    The time is right, your perfume fills my head

    The stars get red, and, oh, the night’s so blue

    And then I go and spoil it all

    By saying something stupid like “I love you”

    Something stupid by Frank and Nancy Sinatra