Be Grateful

Last week many things happened, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and fraud news. But still no matter what happens we need to be grateful for everyday in our life.

Last week one of my friend talked to me how miserable his life is. He complained that his job sucks, he don’t have enough money to go on vacation, and many more. From what I see, he should feel really grateful, because the fact that he still has a job is a blessing, compared to many other people who got laid off.

Most people always not satisfied with their life, always wanting more but they never spent time to look around, to look how many people are in worse condition than they are. When problems appear in their life, even it’s only a small or trivial problem, people start to blaming other people, blaming their fate, or even blaming God. People should think over and over again before they’re complaining for what happen in their life. Open your eyes, see the world carefully, and you’ll find many people whose life are really miserable, so you’ll realize how puny the problems you’re facing compared to problems that they’re facing. And sometimes problems appear in our life to remind us to be grateful.

Let’s take a look at this example.
Let say, one day the company that you’re worked with give free vacation to their employees to mountain retreat. The company hired 2 buses to take the employees to the mountain retreat. On the way, the first bus tire exploded, and makes the bus going out of control and heading out to steep cliff. Everyone is praying and screaming for help, but miraculously at the edge of the cliff the bus stopped and everyone is save. Moments later, all of the employees in the first bus finally arrived and they are telling how grateful and how blessed they are to the employees in the second bus.

Isn’t it strange? The people in the second bus experienced a hell of situation and they nearly died, but they are feeling grateful that they’re still alive afterward. In the contrary people in the second bus, who didn’t experience any bad situation and having a safe trip, do not feel as grateful as people in the first bus. In my opinion people in the second bus should fell more grateful because they didn’t have any problems. So problems sometimes can remind us to be grateful, because it’s human nature when everything goes smooth and good, we tend to forget to be grateful.
So let’s be grateful for everything happened in our life, like grateful that we have a safe trip to and from our workplace or school, grateful that we still live, and many more. The more you find things and reasons to be grateful, the more beautiful your life could be.

Here’s a really good videos that I see from TV that make me feel really grateful. And I’m sure most of you who read my blog have a life more or less like the boy on the left side of the video, which give another reason to be grateful.

Best Regards
Sleeping Wiseman

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