31 March 2008

Gratefullness

Gratefulness is a feeling of appreciation and thankfulness. It is a sincere, warm feeling of gratitude towards kindness and benefits received. Like anyone else, I have so much things in life that I'm grateful for and I would like to share a fraction of it.

Most importantly, I'm grateful for my existence in this world, that God has created me and given me a good life. I'm grateful for the faith of God and the good health I have that I could work to earn a living.

I'm grateful for being blessed with a wonderful family that I could live life with a smile in a simple house.

I'm also grateful for my parents. They brought me up with great values, morals and education. They showered me with love and care.

Although there are times in life that I went through difficult situations, I noticed that there were always feelings of gratefulness awaiting for me in the end. The feeling of gratefulness for the experiences that made me a stronger and better person to face the future.

I'm also grateful for my blog. This is the place that I could vent out and get something off my chest. More importantly, this is the place where I met a couple of wonderful people who became my friends, and I'm grateful for having them as my friends. Due to my tight schedules at work, I don't blog often, but my friends are always here to inspire me with their nice words that I'm still here writing. They spend their valuable time to visit this place although "A Little Time" is just a dull and simple blog.

In our daily lives, we must see "that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy." — Albert Clarke.


I wrote this post in response to a tag passed on to me by my friend, Eartlingorgeous from "My Happiness Haven". This meme was created by Mel at "Are You Grateful?" and everyone is invited to share their "Statement of Gratitude". Everyone has something to be grateful for and if you're reading this post, I would like to invite you to participate. Please visit Mel's blog to find out more.


Current List of Contributors: 1-Attitude, the Ultimate Power 2-Max 3-DianaCA's Metamorphoses 4-Mental Poo 5-My Thoughts 6-Baba Doodlius 7-Wake Up America 8-Life is a Roller Coaster 9-Life is Beautiful 10-My Happiness Haven 11-A Little Time

18 comments:

Zhu said...

Hey, taking the time to feel being grateful is great :$

zunnur said...

Zhu,

I hope there aren't anybody who are too busy to be grateful :)

earthlingorgeous said...

:) 24 hours is actually a lot of time, it's just that we always want to do so much that it seems a little time...

I'm glad you took time to list down what you are grateful for just by doing so you notice the good things rather than the bad.

Nice post Zunnur :)

zunnur said...

Earthlingorgeous,

I absolutely agree with you. 24 hours is actually a lot especially for those who always feel that they've got nothing to do to pass time :)

Yeah, we tend to complain more rather than counting the blessings.

Sophiagurl said...

Hey Zunnur, I loved this article. Being grateful to the wonderful things happening in our lives is easy but when things are rough and life is not going the way we envisioned it to be it is sometimes hard.

You certainly have been brought up well and is very lucky to have such loving and caring parents and family.

I couldn't agree more with this verse - "that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy."

God bless you always.

zunnur said...

Sophiagurl,

It is easy to feel grateful when life is going smoothly and everything is fine but when we hit life's bumps, we tend to worry much about it that we loose and forget the gratefullness we had for other things in life.

Thank you very much, Sophiagurl.

eagerblogger said...

Makes me remember the times my husband get irritated with impatient drivers who do not slow down in intersections. I just remind him to be grateful that he has the patience to do what's right and prevent accidents.

We really have a lot to be grateful for. Sometimes we just take our blessings for granted.

Nice to see you're active again zunnur. :)

Mariuca said...

Hola Zunnur!! I'm back from my war game he he he... thanks so much for dropping by. Happy Tuesday! :)

zunnur said...

Eagerblogger,

I hope that the unscrupulous drivers will learn to be grateful for the patience that the other drivers have. Without the patience, there would be road fights everywhere.

Nice to see you too :)


Mariuca,

Looks like the Master Sergeant got a time off from her duty to visit me :)

NiƱa said...

"They spend their valuable time to visit this place although "A Little Time" is just a dull and simple blog. "

Hey, your blog is far from being dull. This is a place where inspiration and beautiful words reside.

You've never failed to inspire me. A little time is what it takes to be grateful for the things you are blessed with...and I am grateful that I've found your blog.

More power.:)

zunnur said...

Nina,

Thank you very much for the complement. I'm very much inspired by your kind words. You have beautiful words inside you and I'm very glad to have met you.

Pinay Jade said...

It's not dull at all buddy! You took time to ponder about the things you are greatful for...thank you for sharing it with us.

princessa03 said...

Hey zunnur. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for leaving a comment that made me smile! I'm just starting out, so little things like that make me feel grateful.

I also have my own private blog where I make sure I write down things that I'm grateful for everyday.

zunnur said...

Pinay Jade,

Thank you very much, I appreciate your nice inspiring words. I think its good to spend a little time to bring the feeling of gratefullness into our hearts and appreciate what God has given us.


Princess03,

I'm glad that you appreciate my comments. Comments do mean a lot. It is the time spent by your friends to read your post and to write a few words about it.

I'm impressed that you count your blessings everyday and appreciate them, a very positive attitude you have.

earthlingorgeous said...

hmmmm...you need another entry my friend hahahha and I'm here to the rescue hahaha! I am tagging you again come join the longest line see my earthly explorations blog for details...have a wonderful day!

posh_post said...

being grateful means we have less to complain about. it makes life happier, knowing and actually being conscious that we have so much. :)

good day! :)

Liane Schmidt said...

Your blog is so nice and full of positive energy!

Blessings.

Sincerely,

-Liane Schmidt.

My Meddling Mind said...

It has been such an honor to have spent some of my afternoon reading your post's on this wonderful blog.

Madison:-)

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