22 June 2010

Being Grateful

Being contented with life is indeed something very difficult to achieve. Many people aim for the highest peak in their lives - they wanna be successful, they wanna be rich & they wanna have all the best things in their lives. When all these are not achieved, they'll tend to feel discontented thus forgetting to be grateful.

Life, and everything else we have & being given, should be well appreciated and not be taken for granted. We are sometimes too busy with our life that we seems forgetting to count our blessings. We keep on wanting more and more without having to express our gratitude for what we already have.

Being grateful is enjoying & appreciate with the things we have in life. Don't get me wrong here. It is good to strive to be better and to success more, but it's just as important to be happy for & to appreciate the people, things & circumstances that exist in our life at this very moment.

Learn to be thankful to God for giving you another day to live. Learn to be thankful for the sun and the rain. Be grateful to the people in your life that pisses you off everyday - coz they helped you to grow and appreciate the positive & good people even more ( a reminder to myself). Be grateful to that mean boss of yours - coz it means you are are not jobless like some of us. Be grateful for the tax you pay ( this one is hard though), for it is a result of a good income. Be grateful for your health - good or poor. Dont take good health for granted for it allows you to do the things you enjoyed.

Dont wait to feel grateful. Being alive, in good health, physically complete, and having a sound mind are enough reasons to feel blessed. Without either one of them, you will not function as effectively.
Here's a good poem to remind us how being thankful for even the not so good things has tremendous value.


Be thankful that you don’t already have
everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be
to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes,
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
Because it means you’ve made an effort.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those
who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they will become your blessings.


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