I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. –Kahlil Gibran
There are times when darkness so thickly clouds our interactions with each other, it seems there can be no light and no forgiveness. When the wound and hurt is so deep, even the process of healing is too painful to imagine. How can there be thankfulness in heartache? These are teachers we wish would take a sabbatical.
Even so, the paradox of insight that comes from the darkness of ingratitude is worth celebration. There is light that eventually shines, even if it illuminates the night of our souls.