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Appreciate Everything of Your Life

You have been blessed by the Creator in many aspects of your life. If your all senses are working fine, then you are blessed. If you have a family to support you, kids to play with, friends to chat with, education for getting skilled, a job for earning money, or have been retired for observing the true nature, then that depicts you are blessed. In the relationship, if you have a generous and kind wife, then you are blessed, and if you have responsible and sincere husband, even then you are blessed.

Much of what we see depends on what we are looking for.Phil Calloway

Keep observing and counting the blessings of nature in your daily life and you will come to know that the Creator has given you so many reasons to be thankful to Him. Observing nature is not an easy task, but everyone can do it. Listening to the unheard unspoken words, unfell tears, and the resented heart is not an easy job. You can understand the true nature if keep searching for the meanings and hints provided to you in all the elements of nature within your life. Humans are also an element of the nature.

Two Lives Within Us – The Personality

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Generally, all humans are living two lives. One is the ‘superficial world’ which comprises your personality traits like your looks, gestures, walking style, smile, the property, the wealth, the education degrees, etc. This is the part where we focus too much and mostly live our day. This should be understood as the material part. The gifted part. The blessed part. You cannot change your looks.

 

If you are born in rich family, then you are by nature rich. No one can deprive you from your inherited wealth. Your personality once created is created for life. Everyone is having a unique personality, neither good nor bad, let us not judge anyone by looks. You might have heard ‘Don’t judge the book by its cover’.

Eyes that look are common. Eyes that see are rare.J. Oswald Sanders

Two Lives Within Us – The Character

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The second life in which everyone lives, is the character part. The inner core. The feelings and emotions part. Resentment, joy, integrity, satisfaction, compassion, kindness, enthusiasm, anger, envy, ego-centrism, etc. all such traits create and define our true self, the man livening inside us, and the one which dictates all our actions and reactions. They are not much inborn.

 

You can cultivate them like a gardener. If Gardner stop rooting out the weeds, then sooner all field will be covered by the weeds. Similar is the case with your inner core, the character part. Nourish it and it will develop. Suppress it, and it will vanish.

Contentment of the Heart

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Happiness is not linked with the outer core as stated in Money and Happiness – And their Relationship. Happiness is the fruit of your inner core. Heart is the place of satisfaction and contentment. The more facilitative and kind your heart is the more beauty will lie in your heart. A satisfied heart is a contented heart. Contentment is earned by sacrifice. By negating the worldly demands and supplies. Contentment can only be attained by the person who is happy about what he has. Unlike others who are envy about life and achievements of others.

True Richness – The Epitome of Contentment

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Happiness is not linked with the outer core as stated in Money and Happiness – And their Relationship. Happiness is the fruit of your inner core. Heart is the place of satisfaction and contentment. The more facilitative and kind your heart is the more beauty will lie in your heart. A satisfied heart is a contented heart. Contentment is earned by sacrifice. By negating the worldly demands and supplies. Contentment can only be attained by the person who is happy about what he has. Unlike others who are envy about life and achievements of others.

Develop the Attitude of Gratitude

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Whatever you have and with whomever you are, you should be thankful for them. Just thank them for everything they have done for you. If someone is your employee or your kid or a servant or a customer, just thank them for everything they do for you. And also be thankful to Allah (The Creator) for all the things that are bestowed upon you by Him.

 

Gratitude is the character and happiness trait. And this gratitude must be sincere and not just a habit. People do listen to words but can feel sincerity too. Words have no meaning unless powered by strong emotions of love, kindness and sincerity.

I’m Blessed Indeed!

 

I’m blessed indeed!

Today upon the bus, I saw a lovely girl,

And I wish I were as fair.

She seemed so happy, I envied her.

And then, suddenly, she rose to leave,

And I saw her hobble down the aisle,

She had one leg and wore a crutch,

But as she passed she smiled.

Oh God, forgive me when I whine,

I have two legs, I am blessed indeed. The world is mine!

 

Later, walking down the street,

I saw a man with blue eyes.

But he just stood and watched others play

So, I stopped a moment and then I said,

‘Why don’t you join the others, Sir?’

But he looked ahead without a word.

And then I knew he could not hear.

Oh God, forgive me when I whine,

I have two ears, I am blessed indeed. The world is mine.

 

And later, I stopped to buy some sweets,

The lad who sold them had such charm,

I talked with him. If I were late, it would do no harm.

But as I turned to go, he said to me,

‘I thank you, Sir, you’ve been so kind.

It’s nice to talk to folks like you

But excuse me, I am blind’.

Oh God, forgive me when I whine.

I have two eyes, I am blessed indeed. The world is mine!

 

With legs to take me where I want to go,

With ears to hear the things I need to know,

With eyes to watch that radiant sunset glow.

Oh God, forgive me when I whine,

I am blessed indeed. The world is mine!

Og Mandino

The Thank You - Magic Spell

Thanking someone is a magic spell. Once you sincerely thank someone then look how wonderful your relationship develops with him or her. If your wife cooks something good or not good enough then just thank her for cooking and appreciate her cooked dish. And see how wonderful binding you will have. How lovely and kind.

 

Similarly, don’t fell short of kind words or become miser is appreciating someone. You can use whatever vocabulary you have but remember thanking someone don’t always need words for expression. A kind tapping on shoulders or just giving a hug is sometimes the best appreciation. Try it someday, and see miracles.

Stop Criticizing

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Another effective way to develop the attitude of gratitude is by stopping the criticism. Don’t spit the words which have harsh impact. Always use positive words or if too much required then you may use the less positive words, but never ever use the negative words for someone or some task or for whatever you have.

With eyes of appreciation, you awaken to the real miracles of life.Anonymous

Just commit to yourself that you won’t use negative words about yourself or someone else and then observe your talks. There you will see a lot of pauses or for few might observe a full stop in their talks, just because some people only talk is related to criticizing the people, society or himself. That is a crime even our judiciary don’t consider it a crime. Trashing someone’s self-esteem is like mentally killing the person’s soul. Like stabbing his morality. Killer but not guilty, how cruel.

Give a lot of Thanks

 

Do a little more than you are paid to,

Give a little more than you have to.

Try a little harder than you want to.

Aim a little higher than you think possible.

And give a lot of thanks to God…

For health, family and friends.

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This article is written by Shad Muhammad.


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