Have you ever be gratitude to all persons whom you meet, all things that you own in life?
Why not take it a try? You are going to notice a transformation in your perspectives of life.
Sometimes, when we are dining out, the waiter/ waitress gives slow service, we might be angry and start complaining.
When the lunch or dinner that was cooked by our lovely mum is below our expectation, we might also be unhappy and start to complain.
When people overtake us while driving, we might also behave in anger and start to scold people.
When people interrupt us while we are rushing for deadline, we might go crazy.
When people give us so much challenges in life, we might even hate them.
When people gossip about us, talk bad about us, we might be sad and we want to take revenge.
Think about it, when we transform ourself with a heart of gratitude, we are going to put ourself in other people’s shoes. Gradually, we are going to let go our ego, “I”, “Me”, “Mine”, no matter what type of scenario of life we are facing, either up or down, we are always in peace, calm and harmony. Eventually, we’ll be more and more humble and also down to earth.
We treat all people like Bodhisattva, to teach and give us lesson to life, to be a better person.
With a heart of gratitude, even a bite on an apple, you are going to be gratitude to the nature, without sunlight, air, rain water, good soil, effort of farmer…. you are not going to enjoy it even though you’ve the money. You are going to be more appreciate to what you have, you are not going to be wasteful in any material stuffs. Gradually, you are going to buy whatever you need instead of whatever you want.
Besides, you might able to realize you can’t live independence, just look around your house, do you manufacture all things you have? We are depend on each other for survival, let’s cultivate loving kindness instead of selfishness.
Why not be gratitude to everybody and everything? The one who benefit the most is you! You’ll discover your grumble, nagging, complain are less and lesser, your smiles, your happiness and joy are gradually increase. Your surrounding might also filled with laughter!
“Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else.”