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An Attitude of Gratitude.

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Many of us people feel anxious and discomfort when we think about the things we don’t have and we want to have them, and sometimes it frustrates us. Lost in this thought pattern, we seem to forget about the things that we have which many people dream to have.

 I met with a man today with no legs and he rode a small four wheel cart pushing it with his one hand. As I walked passed him I greeted him with a ‘Ni hao’. He looked up at me and greeted me back with a big smile on his face. Later on my way I saw a shoe-shine girl sitting down by the side-walk with her shoe-shine tools and I decided to avail her services. She also greeted me with a great smile as I sat down on a small wooden stool in front of her. She shined my shoes carefully during which she talked and asked about my life, job and stuff. I could see the contentment and happiness through her body language and tone of her voice. She earns only 2 Yuan per customer. Not sure how much she makes in a day but I know it’s not so much.

I feel a sense of gratitude toward what I have today. I am healthy. I can walk and talk, work, read and write, create the life for myself, the life I  dream to live, but as I look around me I come to realize that I must cherish my possessions, relations, love and Everything I own, because many people don’t have it. That’s one way to feel good about myself. I am sure we can live happily if we choose to. What do you think?

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Reply Report J.E.Overington 2019-2-28 16:55
So true! The happiest people are happy with what they have. I think a sign of happiness is the question, "What can we do together?" since it usually happens after the basic needs are handled and there is no striving, no emergency... only time to convert into something good. Thanks for your blog - it's nice to read.

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    So true! The happiest people are happy with what they have. I think a sign of happiness is the question, "What can we do together?" since it usually happens after the basic needs are handled and there is no striving, no emergency... only time to convert into something good. Thanks for your blog - it's nice to read.

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