Monday, February 23, 2009

Be grateful

I never get tired of writing about life and everything in it. Why? Because life is full of things. Good things, bad things, weird things, amazing name it and you'll find it all in life. But this doesn't mean that life is full of drama. Remember, you are the one who is able to give direction to the path in life that you want to. Whatever it is, I am sure that each one of us always wants to get the best in every single aspect in our life. What I am trying to say is that, other than just living your life as it is...we should be grateful everyday in our life. People often say that everyday is a blessing and I agree with that. There are many moments in life that we can be grateful for. Either it is good or bad. Both surely has its own purpose. Sounds cliche but it is true that thing happens for a reason. You must be able to find the reason behind the things happened to you. Below is an article I've found but too bad I didn't manage to save the source...

The world opens up to us when we live in a space of gratitude. In essence, gratitude has a snowball effect. When we are appreciative and express that gratitude, the universe glows a bit brighter and showers us with even more blessings. There is always something to be grateful for, even when life seems hard. When times are tough, whether we are having a bad day or stuck in what may feel like an endless rut, it can be difficult to take the time to feel grateful. Yet, that is when gratitude can be most important. If we can look at our lives, during periods of challenge, and find something to be grateful for, then we can transform our realities in an instant. There are blessings to be found everywhere. When we are focusing on what is negative, our abundance can be easy to miss. Instead, choosing to find what already exists in our lives that we can appreciate can change what we see in our world. We start to notice one blessing, and then another.
When we constantly choose to be grateful, we notice that every breath is a miracle and each smile becomes a gift. We begin to understand that difficulties are also invaluable lessons. The sun is always shining for us when we are grateful, even if it is hidden behind clouds on a rainy day. A simple sandwich becomes a feast, and a trinket is transformed into a treasure. Living in a state of gratitude allows us to spread our abundance because that is the energy that we emanate from our beings. Because the world reflects back to us what we embody, the additional blessings that inevitably flow our way give us even more to be grateful for. The universe wants to shower us with blessings. The more we appreciate life, the more life appreciates and bestows us with more goodness.

“Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary.” — The Dead Poets Society