Gratitude consists of feeling grateful and being grateful.

In good times, it is easy to both feel and be grateful.

What about sadder moments? Feeling grateful in these times is tough, nearly impossible to be precise. It is independent of our control.

But being grateful is what one has control over all the time. You can choose to be grateful even if you don’t feel grateful. You may choose to be grateful to a sad moment for teaching you a lesson, or for letting you experience a part of being alive.

To do or not to

The regret for not doing something is greater than the regret of doing something and failing.

The dread of not knowing will keep you on edge.

The failure will at least teach you a good lesson.

That’s why it’s better to know, no matter the answer, rather than living in uncertainty.

As human beings, it is our job to know. Otherwise there will be no difference between you and a rock.