11 Oct Happiness is…being grateful
I recently found this wonderful little article on a website interestingly called “Tiny Buddha”!
60 Things to Be Grateful For In Life by Contributor Celestine Chua
_ã–We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude._ã ~Cynthia Ozick
How often do you pause to appreciate what you have in life?
When I was young, I sort of took things for granted. I believe many other kids did so, too. After all, we were young and we didn_ã_t know what life could be like on the other side.
One thing we took for granted was education. In my country, it_ã_s compulsory for all kids to go to school, so it was a given. We never thought about how lucky we were to be educated.
Another thing we took for granted was our teachers. We never thought about how lucky we were to have teachers who cared for our growth so much, and poured their heart and soul in their lessons.
Then slowly as I grew up, I began to appreciate things around me more. As I saw more and more of the world out there, I realized all the things I_ã_d been given are not rights, but privileges.
I realized that being literate is a not a right, but a gift. I realized there is a lot of war and violence in the world, and I_ã_m lucky to live in a country where it_ã_s safe and peaceful. I realized there are people out there who don_ã_t have their five senses, and to have mine is a gift.
I realized the world is so beautiful, and we_ã_re lucky to live in such an amazing world.
Sometimes it_ã_s easy to feel bad because you_ã_re going through a tough time in life. However, remember no matter how bad your situation may seem, there are tens of thousands of things to be grateful for in life.
Below is a simple list of 60 things that I_ã_m grateful for in my life. Most of the items, if not all, will apply to you too. I_ã_m sure as you read this list, you_ã_ll think of many more things to be grateful for. Feel free to add on in the comments box below. I would love to read them.
Here are 60 things to be grateful for in our lives…CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE AND THE FULL LIST