Challenge Accepted?

I finally got one of those gratitude challenges on Facebook. For a while, I was  relieved not to have gotten one (or an ice bucket challenge), but then I started wondering whether it wasn’t actually a sign that all my “friends” secretly think I’m an awful human being. I am willing to accept that as the price of being a somewhat awful human being, but still. One wishes to fit in.

Coming up with things to be grateful for won’t be a problem. It’s coming up with things to be grateful for that won’t inadvertently offend someone else that’s the problem. That and figuring out if there is anyone else out there left who hasn’t already done one of these challenges. I may have to skip that part.

(Pause to read the whole of Facebook in search of unchallenged friends.)


2 thoughts on “Challenge Accepted?

    1. It wouldn’t be the gratitude so much as the inferred value judgments that would offend. People find insults in the darnedest places! It doesn’t matter existentially, but I am conflict-averse.


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