It is not. When good, blessed and fortunate things happen, it's just as easy to get a bad attitude.
Pride, haughtiness, a feeling of superiority are all bad attitudes. Proverbs 16:18, the book of wisdom, tells us; "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."
Good and bad things happen to us all. It's what we do with these experiences that determines if we become a better person or not. When good, wonderful things happen in my life, they elicit gratitude. When bad, unfortunate things happen; patience. Faith is at the basis of all my reactions today.
If I am a woman of faith, I have to believe, everything, good, bad or indifferent happening in my life, have a purpose. The purpose of life, in my opinion, is to learn to love God and others.
When I was a young mother, I got an attitude. A prideful attitude, believing I was a superior mother. Our son was a sweet, well behaved and loving child. I patted myself on the back often. THEN our second child was born. . .a daughter. She was and is, beautiful, brilliant and willful. She gave us a run for our money.
No matter what we did to guide her in the direction we wanted her to go, she went her own way. I had to concede, our son was born with an easy going, mild personality, our daughter was born with a fiery one.
They are both, wonderful people, as different as night and day. I was a mother, not better or worse than another. Just doing the best I could with what I knew. God had a plan for my children, just as He has for all of us.
I still struggle with my attitude, always will, this side of Heaven. Today, I know; what good I do, is because of God's grace. What bad I do is forgiven. Learning everyday how to be the best I can be.
Fantasizing freedom from a haughty spirit.