Bad Things Dont Just Happen To Other People
When things don't go my way, I feel Anger (because of expectations not met), and I feel like the whole world is against me.
I feel like God is against me, and I feel like things are hopeless.
However, Humility reminds me that I am actually not special, and what happens to me happens to everyone.
When things don't go my way, (this I define as ‘when bad things happen’), I need to dig deeper into Humility to realize that bad things happen to everyone.
My purpose in life is to be of Service. To be of Service to others, requires me to recognize that bad things happen to everyone, and to have compassion for others when things don’t go their way.
Many times I have conflict with others because something I want, is not what they want, and they are feeling the same hopeless feelings that I feel when things don’t go my way.
Ultimately, for me to have Serenity I must have Gratitude no matter what happens.
When things don’t go my way, no matter what bad things I feel, there are always many things that do happen, that I do possess, that I can be Grateful for.