Am I Grateful for Appreciation?

I have read a lot of posts about Gratitude, particularly in the context of attracting desires into our lives or as most would say by “The Law of Attraction”.

tempWhen I was I my early twenties, I was attacked by a drug crazed idiot who went onto kick the legs away from my then fiancé and punch my mother in the face.
I cannot feel grateful for that BUT I do appreciate what that caused.
It caused very positive changes in the people involved. It could have been the entire opposite.

What then of gratitude? Can one be truly grateful for everything? Or can one be grateful for having the opportunity to experience everything?
Probably the latter.

Is one attracting things or is one attracting the experience of those things?
After all experience is no more than memory and emotions can be felt through memory or imagination – both create memories and both create experience.

“Create your own adventure because experience is all that there is” ⒸAyPee

Life exists within Stories.

Life exists in Stories“Life exists within Stories.
That’s all we have left from our experiences and we use them to teach and to gain rapport.
It’s the glue which holds us together in community and culture.
They aren’t true.  They’re just agreements ”

~AyPee

Absurd!

but true?

“Those that make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”

~ Voltaire

 

François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his … Wikipedia

Born: November 21, 1694, Paris, France
Died: May 30, 1778, Paris, France
Education: Lycée Louis-le-Grand (1704–1711)
Buried: Panthéon, Paris, France

Sources http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/voltaire-war/ and Google

Dilbert’s Daddy

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

~ Scott Adams,
American cartoonist and writer

  • Born June 1957
  • Earned a BA in economics and held various roles in big businesses
  • Was a big fan of the Peanuts comics and of Mad magazine
  • Started drawing his own comics at the age of six but didn’t became a full-time cartoonist until 1995
  • Famous for creating the Dilbert comic strip        image and information from Wikipedia