Monday, September 26, 2011

Count your Blessings

You'd rather have the appetite than loads of food in front of you that you have no craving for.
You may have the softest bed but if you can't fall asleep, it's useless.

The above statements are true in every sense of the word. How often do we take things for granted? When do people take a moment to stop and take notice of the simple yet fulfilling things in life? It seems to happen less and less in this material world that we live in. Many neglect how important it is to be contented with what they have. Even though they're given blessings, whether big or small, they still continue to be greedy and envious. Hearing some say that a person will never be contented as long as he lives, I hope they would instead focus on correcting that attitude starting by themselves.

The very air we breathe is something huge that we should thank God for. With Him helping us get through our daily needs is also reason enough to not lose hope. That's why it's always a puzzle why there are people who give in to despair. As long as you have faith in God and you don't give up, there's always hope. When one is confused and feeling hopeless, he should acknowledge the power of prayers. That, instead of succumbing to vices that will never help but instead worsen the situation that he is in. They say alcohol offers relief. Temporarily maybe but it's not going to pull you out from the hole you dug yourself into.

Contentment and happiness do come side by side. For it is when you are contented that you will feel good about yourself, what you have and the people around you.

How to be contented? Count your blessings one by one. It's not just the material things but it involves your family, friends and loved ones. The things that you can feel, anything that gives you joy. Instead of sulking and getting stuck in a difficult situation, take time to go through what you already have rather than what you don't. That will give you inspiration and the strength needed to go on. Remember that the better way to perceive is to see the glass as half-full, not half-empty.

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