Pondering gratitude diaries
Possibly, reading the words of Sufi poet, Rumi., will help us understand a “gratitude diary.” We could interpret “the wonders that exist in me” as something to brag about, or proclaim, in self-congratulation. We could also interpret “wonders that exist in me” as the good things in the universe that are “in me and my life.”
To be or not to be
Is not my dilemma.
To break away from both worlds is not bravery.
To be unaware of the wonders
That exist in me,
Is real madness!
When we are adolescents, we are obsessed with recognition. Our unsatisfied need to be taken seriously is often translated as a search for ‘self’. For people obsessed with ‘self, ‘ME’ would scream off the page. But adolescents want RECOGNITION. They want to understand their relationship with the universe.
Possibly, that’s how gratitude diaries work. We catalog our relationship with the universe.