how ungrateful you are
for having everything
you need
yet complaining
for all of the things you don’t have
for all of the things
others yearn to have
a roof over your head
a warm meal good education healthy

and a heart that beats

how grateful you should be
for this gift called life
yet all you do is
think about the past
being bitter about the
events that had long been gone
I say
let bygones be bygones

don’t take life too seriously
take it as it comes
take it as it goes

there are far more things to worry about
then the size of your body
and the softness of your pillows

you may laugh at me
but I’ll say it anyway
there are people out there
who sleep on rocks
yet they possess a heart as soft as a feather mesmerizing as gold as beautiful as the first rays of the morning sun

there are people out there
who barely eat thrice a week
they don’t forget
to thank god
every night before going to sleep
for the things that they have

there are people out there
who wake up
to the sounds of bombs exploding
instead of birds chirping,
there are people out there
who live under one roof with the people who hurt them
but they can’t leave them
because they love them and they are bound to each other by children they cannot abandon, there are people out there
who have lost
their loved ones
to cancer
to suicide
and to drug abuse
so why do you
take your loved ones for granted
you never know
the last time you’ll see someone
the last time you’ll talk to someone

stop being so ungrateful
stop creating problems
that doesn’t even exist
stop being so bitter about everything
stop reminiscing your past’s painful memories
stop remembering those who hurt you
it is impossible to not be sad or hurt
but don’t allow your pain to overstay
don’t allow your sadness to make a home in you
don’t allow it to consume you, overcome you and break you.

don’t take life too seriously
let life flow through you

take everything that comes
be it sorrow or joy
failure or success
it’s all a part of life
bad times build you up
good times make you more appreciative for all of the things you’ve been through and how you overcame them.

don’t be so ungrateful
for the life, you’ve been given,
a life others wish they had.

Featured Writer: By Eman Khalid

// how ungrateful you are
for having everything

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