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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday—Have a Grateful Week

A person of ingratitude

I have witnessed a void of the soul, the complete absence of gratitude in a human being.  It is a darkness so utterly devoid of light that even in the presence of joyfulness, it consumes everything and everyone around it.  It is a malignant tumor fiercely protected by a snarling beast of a woman.

Over the top?  Perhaps, but only because I seen the effect of absolute ingratitude up close and personal over the past three weeks.  I was the target of a delusional woman's vitriolic rants.  But, when measured against what really matters in life, she and everything she has ever accomplished amounts to boring.  Petty...dull...tiresome...nothing more.  Not even as interesting as Kris Jenner's fear of urinating in public restrooms.

I can handle a stalker—as much as a stalker can be handled with help from law enforcement—but, she went after my mother-in-law and my 86-year old father-in-law who has Alzheimer's.  She is an abuser and a sputtering egomaniacal coward.  In stalker terms, she is a resentful stalker.

Shakespeare said it best...

Blow, blow thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky
That dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.

Heigh-ho! sing...

~ Act II, Scene 7, As You Like It

Fortunately, there are people in the world like Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year old who survived an assassination attempt last October by Taliban soldiers for her stance on education and equality for women.  She spent her 16th birthday yesterday speaking in front of the UN Youth Assembly.  She is a living embodiment of gratitude, right up there with Benazir Bhutto and Ghandi.  

Click HERE to hear her utterly inspiring speech.

Meanwhile, ignore the squeaks and squeals of a small mind that went off the rails a long time ago.

Be grateful & have a wonderful week!