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16 September 2010

A little appreciation, a little happier

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." ~Frederick Keonig 

We often view appreciation from our side as something we have to give, while in fact, it is one of the things that give you the opportunity to be truly happy. If we take a good look at our lives, we'll find many things to be thankful for, not hypocritically, but realistically the way it really is.

The same goes for family aspect. Because of the nature of family structure, we tend to overlook what is so obviously wonderful and focus on the hassle of being together. The fact that you have to be under the same roof with certain group of people day in day out driving you nuts and you say something like,
 'I need some space.', 'I need my "me" time.', or the like, not knowing that you are blessed with people who care and always be there for you.

Do you feel annoyed when your kid(s) ask you question one after the other? 
Your kid is keening on learning. Do you want them to be otherwise?

Do you find it hard to pay full attention to what your kid(s), your spouse, or your parent is saying?
Is there anything more important than being there for the people you love? Is it your job, your favorite TV program, or your plans that excludes them?

Do you find it annoying when your parents keep asking you to put on warmer cloths because the weather is getting cold?
Instead of complaining, why don't you stop for a second and let the truth that 'you are loved' sink in?

Time is flying by, and life is so short. Notice and appreciate things and people around you by imagine your life without them. That way, you'll put the things that really matter first on your list and be a little less annoyed and a little happier.


Jinnia said...

Great post! You asked great probing questions. We all need reminders to be appreciative since there's lots of negative in the world to fight.


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