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20.12.2012

A great date of this year, I would say.

It’s also a great time to be grateful for…

  • The heart of mine that is still beating
  • The brand new day
  • The chance to wake up next to a wonderful person to be with
  • The roof over my head
  • The good healthy food on our table
  • The great rooibos tea that my husband made for me to enjoy
  • The warm clothes that protect me from the cold crazy Canadian winter
  • The chance to just stay at home when the weather is so below 20℃ with its never-ending flurries since last night
  • The piles of fire woods we have
  • The wood stove that works well for this past six years
  • The good health of my husband and I have
  • The beautiful winter view in front of our house
  • The clean and free water we have
  • The customers who sent their cheques to pay their invoices
  • The chance to make our employees happy with their gift cards
  • The store owner who didn’t mind to get back to his store passed its open hours  so my husband could get some tools to fix somebody’s frozen pipes
  • The sweetness and patience of my husband
  • The father in law who drove all the way to help my husband this evening
  • The chit-chat with a friend who lives thousand kilometres away
  • The many likings on my pictures that I posted today

It is not just another day. It’s a great day!

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365 Reasons

One day I met someone who complaints a lot. It was a really tiring moment for me had to listen to this person. The more I got older, apparently I have limited endurance to become a good listener to a such complainer. However, whilst this person was leading most of the conversation, my mind kept telling me about the meaning of this powerful words: be grateful.

Personally I believe, we all have the same chance, we all could come up with at least ONE reason to be grateful in a day. This means, at the end of the year, we all will have 365 reasons to be grateful. It’s not a really hard good habit to start, right? So, move over complainers!

Anyhow, the journey of my life has been taught me a lot. One of the big lessons came from a verse from the Holy Quran (Chapter 54:35): “As a Grace from Us: Thus do We reward those who give thanks.”. As I started to practice this verse in my daily life, I realized how blessed I am.

Needless to say more, here are some friendly reminders….

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
[Oprah Winfrey]

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
[Cynthia Ozick]

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”
[William A. Ward]

Life is a gift – Live each day as a thank you note!
[Author Unknown]

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