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Have you thought recently how good you have it?
Bad hair day? Slow internet connection today?
The other day I went to my fridge and sighed. Leftovers, again. I went over to my computer and jumped on Google. I ran into this picture up here on the Left. I looked at my sandwich and could not beleive how selfish I was. I decided to create a list of things that came to my mind that I over look everyday, that I should be thankful for. Some of these things are easily affordable and could be purchased for the less fortunate.
2) Running, Clean Water
5) Comb, shaving cream, etc.
6) Chairs and a table
9) Pencil and paper to draw and write
12) Bathroom, with privacy
13) Clean clothes
16) Internet and computer
17) TV with cable
18) Healthy friends
19) No illness or sickness
20) I have two legs and two arms, all fingers and toes attached.
21) I have to wake up to an alarm clock, not gunfire.
22) A full time job, that I enjoy
23) A hot shower
24) Shoes and socks (more than one pair)
The list was not even hard to come up with. Took no time at all.
Please add additional things in the comment section and ideas of how we could collect things to send to those without.
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Ok, yes I realise that some of these are not as "easily affordable and could be purchased for the less fortunate" as some of the items on your list - however you also added afew items that are difficult to purchae (health or a good job for example).
Anyway, great idea - we really should count our blessings at lot more often than we do rather than sighing about leftovers, or full public transport or not being able to afford another beer:)
Nice work Agent Baird!
P.s. which day is best for you as a "mentor-day"?
To try and sum it up in another way...
When I am thankful, I stand relaxed with open arms. When I am craving, or desiring, or feeling needy, I am standing squeezing myself, with every muscle tense. I cannot receive anything in that state.
I guess what I'm trying to point at is that holding an attitude of gratitude is much more than just being humble. It is a healthy way to live, and it puts you into receive mode.
When I am truly in need - I expend a greater effort to focus on what I have and to give thanks that I have it.