None of us is entitled to anything. We are not entitled to receive love from our parents, or enjoy material success, or the unending approval of our peers, or courtesy from strangers, or perfect health, or physical beauty. We may have any or all of these things, but we are not entitled
We are subject to the consequences of our hard work and integrity, and the generosity of our spirit. We are subject to the shifting tides of luck and the unlimited and unpredictable grace of God. And we are all given, daily, the opportunity to enjoy the endless blessings of small pleasures and the wonder and beauty of the natural world.
If we accept that life is changeable and that fortunes can switch in an instant; if we take pleasure in what we have; if we do the best we can and open our hearts to love, then there is no need for feeling entitled to anything. Then, we know that we are already blessed with more than we could ever possibly deserve.
I am grateful to be alive, and I experience my blessings with joy!