Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Counting My Blessings

Reflect upon your present blessings of which ever man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some. —Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870), Writer

Count Your Blessings
  1. First thing in the morning, make a list of ten blessings in your life you are grateful for.
  2. Write why you’re grateful for each blessing.
  3. Go back and read your list, either in your mind or out loud. When you get to the end of each one, say the magic words, thank you, thank you, thank you, and feel the gratitude for that blessing as much as you possibly can.

I started the above daily gratitude exercise since Monday this week, and here’s what I’ve jotted down for the last two days (I skipped listing Monday here, but I'd completed it). I didn't list the why’s here, and it’s actually not as difficult as I thought it would be. Imagine coming up with 10 items every morning (for 28 days) that you’re thankful for…

Today, 14 August 2013
  1. Mr. Lai Kin Hang, Chairman of Sandakan Heritage Trail Committee
  2. Joe Goh and Wife
  3. The Recovery Of My Thumb
  4. The Timing Of Arrival At The Bus Stop
  5. My Cat, Trio Bb
  6. The Heart Of Cinque Terre
  7. Pierpaolo Paradisi
  8. My Job
  9. The Air-Conditioning In The Office
  10. My iPhone

Tuesday, 13 August 2013
  1. The Drizzling Rain
  2. The Rapid Penang Bus BB
  3. Amy Hughes
  4. Facebook
  5. My Job
  6. Vittoria Coffee
  7. Air-Conditioning In The Office
  8. Sports Shoes
  9. My Legs
  10. My Stationary Bike

I will be constantly looking out for things to be grateful for and not forgetting those that caused unhappiness too because those taught me some great lessons. Through my stupidity in committing those, I became wiser. And every night, I will go to bed happy and contented with what I’m blessed with.