Today is Thankful Thursday.
It should be easy to be thankful. I watched several you tube videos on the Holocaust and was appalled that people can do such vile things to other people. I’m thankful that I don’t have to deal with people hating me because of my religion, heritage or beliefs. I feel for the people who suffered through the Holocaust.
That has been my strategy of late, that is, realizing that other people have it (and had it) worse than I do (or did) and my first world issues and hangups don’t compare.
I recently was accused of having a chip on my shoulder. I looked up that idiom to see what it actually means and discovered that it means I have a grudge or grievance. Yeah, maybe I do, probably do. I believe I have a bonafide reason to carry a chip. Although it is interesting the accuser is the target of my chip. He can only say I need to loose the chip because he believes himself superior to me. How dare I have a grievance! I can believe that he believes he did nothing wrong and my grudge is baseless.
So, I will put distance between the Chip and my shoulder. And be thankful that I don’t have the Waffen-SS knocking on my door.