being grateful

... I was listening to a radio show on NPR, in
which it was stated by some wise old guru, that
happiness can be achieved by displaying a true
gratefulness for what you got ... not for what you
could have or wannabeen

... apparently, God likes gratitude, but dosn't
like it when people pray for personal gain

... I must say that I have heard that before:
that God only really hears our prayers of
thanks for things which we have already
been given

... a master likes it when his dog shows
true appreciation for the treat freely tossed it's way

... a master does not like it, when the dog
barks demanding more

... only in this case, we are the dogs, and
we should be showing more appreciation for
the things provided for us

... things like water, food, electricity, mobility.
We tend to take these things for granted,
and some even demand it as their birthright as
a modern human in a free society

... like a First Citizen of Rome, demanding
clean water, food and electricity for free from
the social order

... it pays to learn how to live in a camp
for awhile, as it makes you more grateful
for what you got

... synchronistically, as I was mulling over these thoughts,
I heard that old great Rolling Stones classic
You Can't Alway Get What You Want

... "but if you try sometime, you just might find,
you just might find, you get what you need"

... that song brings tears of joy to my eyes

... and I was even more fortunate than most,
as I even got my dream situation

... living in an old green trailer, at the
end of a long rugged dirt road, where no
one will bother me

... my dream since being a teenage boy

... so my heaven-on-earth came cheap, just
live like a hobo in a nice camp, live
for today, and tend to the garden, as Voltaire

... God makes it so easy, just like gravity. You just fall
thru the cracks until, you hit rock-bottom on the poor farm.
Then you can learn to be happy, and happiness really
comes from knowing that your soul is eternal, and learning
to waste too much time worrying about our earthly conditions.

... and who to be grateful to?
Vishnu, of course. :-)

© 2014 by zentara
If it is the last word I write, let it be Vishnu