Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Being Grateful

Over the past 2 years I have been practicing living attitude of gratitude. Unconsciously it has helped me to see things from the bright side instead of being depressed by the problems. Having said that, I have stretched myself to the level I never imagine before. Life is full of possibilities instead of limitations.

Today I want to show my gratitude to the cool dude who has introduced it the first time to me thru his songs and positive attitude toward life; Jason Mraz. The first time I listened to his first life-is-easy song, I'm yours; I felt myself was connected to the universe. My soul bow down and started committing to live high. But I try so hard not to be a geek in the pink; the song itself is really catchy but the idea of being that kind of person isn't cool. =)

To enjoy how abundant his life is; check out his cool blog on http://www.freshnessfactorfivethousand.blogspot.com/.

We have two options facing things in life; being positive and negative. Building the positive habit is simple and hard at the same time. It's simple; because we only have 2 options. It's hard; because it's not a one day but everyday transformation instead. If we want to change our habit for great life, the time is today.

Universe is abundant and we have countless reasons to complain as well as to be grateful. Taking example of being stucked in the traffic jam; we can complain because it's a traffic jam as well say 'thanks' for the nice music we listen inside our car. We can complain because roses have thorns, or we can rejoice because thorns have roses. And I think it's good to think that when the world pushes us to our knees, we are in a perfect position to pray.

It all depends on how we see things, how we act on things coming to our life and how we shape our life.

Many times we whine on many bad things happened to us. Everyone in this world has problems. But I think there are more people in the world who have been suffering from poverty, whose freedom is taken from their lives and to whom we should compare the pain. I choose to be grateful to have great life, great family and great friends instead of complaining of being stuck in the traffic jam.

We may opt to share our pain to friends, but we may need to consider that complaining everyday to our friends is an act of being selfish. The world doesn't move around us and we're not the center of the universe. It's more on taking than giving.

What are you grateful for today?


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