Some things have happened that made me realize how fortunate I am. I don’t deserve to complain about anything. I feel ashamed about some of the things I’ve taken for granted.
I’m thankful for my parents who loved me even though I was a rascal growing up. I’m thankful for my sister who has supported and loved me. I’m thankful for my extended family who I realize loves me and yet I have taken for granted.
I’m thankful that I have a loving wife who is so perfect for me. She has become a wonderful mother and loves me more than I deserve.
I’m thankful for a healthy baby daughter, who is normal and free from complications. It is a miracle to see her change every few days. Taller, more alert, more ability to interact with her environment.
I’m thankful for my health. I’m not taking the best care of my body, I know I should take more effort. But I’m thankful I’m alive and I have a hope for a long life ahead of me.
I’m thankful for my job. There may be things that make me unhappy there, but I will try to change my mindset to make the best of it, and to excel at my work. I realize now that many people are struggling to make a living, and I am blessed to have a relatively comfortable life.
I’m thankful for my colleagues, who are really great people. They make working life really fun and interesting. I’m happy to find people there who are good friends. I know nobody is perfect, and conflicts are bound to happen. I know life is not fair, and I may not get the best of everything.
I’m thankful for my friends, who are always there for me even though we never seem to have time for each other now. I wish we had more opportunity to get together.
I’m thankful for you readers who support, encourage, and advice me in this blog. Sometimes I feel vulnerable revealing some inner part of my mind and emotions to you. I am happy to have made friends through this blog and your blogs.
I’m thankful for Malaysia. Politics aside, this is truly a wonderful country to live in.
I’m thankful for life. I don’t want to spend my life complaining about everything. I don’t want to wait until I have a few weeks left to live, before I start appreciating this world.
Life won’t be perfect, and I can’t be happy all the time. Perhaps looking at the world with a thankful perspective will change things for me.
Photo: Adrian van Leen