Every once in a while, you come across a person, a book, a quote, a moment with nature, or even an inspiration born of your own heart that reminds you of the simplicity and wonder of life. I’ve been following a few inspirational bloggers over the past year and am continually amazed at the depth and beauty of humanity that is present in humankind amidst all of the chaos and degradation in the world. There are many shining lights out there and I’m always honored and excited to find them when I do.
Today, a fellow blogger released an ebook entitled, “The Courage to Face Ingratitude…and other indignities.” The ebook, based on a popular series of posts on his blog is an artfully written guide on how to face ingratitude, thanklessness and even hate from others. What do you do when someone doesn’t appreciate you, doesn’t care how their actions affect you or seeks to denigrate you? I don’t remember ever learning how to handle these things in school, yet this is something that every single person faces in their lives. On the other hand, we are not only affected by the ingratitude of others, they are affected by our ingratitude.
Although most of my blog has been dedicated to the sport of falconry (through my husband) and photography, with a sprinkling of poetry and the arts, none of this would be possible without the inspiration that comes from appreciation. Appreciation (gratitude) is what opens my heart and allows me to see what otherwise I would not.
If you, like me, feel that you can make a difference in the world and are committed to being a catalyst for change, then I’d highly recommend this ebook – you’ll love it. You can find it at www.gregghake.com. And, like gratitude, it’s free.