Why we all need a little bit more gratitude

Why we all need a little bit more gratitude

    I wasn’t planning on blogging today but a blog post of my good blogger friend, Janaki, had a post that inspired me to do this one. I knew I couldn’t get this off my head during the day and one of the things I’m practicing nowadays is how to unclutter my mind. And what other way to do it other than writing things down, or on my case now, making action on it and putting it into a proper writing.

    Gratitude is one of the most underrated things we humans do. I can’t help not associate this with how being a stay-at-home mom believed in society not to be a job. I guess, despite the world being advance in technology and all, we still miss out to see simple things like this.

    Gratitude means the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness, according to Google.

    Yesterday marks the start of our annual tradition of Simbang Gabi or Night Masses. It is a devotional, nine-day series of Masses attended by Filipino Catholics in anticipation of Christmas. This has been a tradition me and my hubby started since moving here in Singapore more than a decade ago. It has been the time where I personally ask for a special wish, one wish, that I focus on during all those nine nights. All of them granted finding a new job, a good company to work for, a baby, our work passes to get approved, etc. If you ask if I believe on wishing during Simbang Gabi, I’ll be one of those who scream on the top of their lungs with a big, fat, “YES!”.

    This year though, I’m trying something different. After much realization, I thought of saying gratitudes instead. Why? Because I realised our lives have been well planned already. All the things we want and desire has been given already ,provided in the right time. What does this mean? All we need to do is to be grateful for the life we have, and have the patience and faith. And eventually, receive the things we know deep inside ourselves we’ve been working on to be given at the right time based on the timeline of our life.

    Well, I guess that’s what I have in mind already that I want to blurt out. I hope this inspires you to focus more on gratitude as 2023 ends and we start a new year.

    Wishing you all a life full of gratitude, blessings, and good health!

    I wasn’t planning on blogging today but a blog post of my good blogger friend, Janaki, had a post that inspired me to do this one. I knew I couldn’t get this off my head during the day and one of the things I’m practicing nowadays is how to unclutter my mind. And what other…

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