I’m Thankful

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.

7 thoughts on “I’m Thankful”

  1. Hi old friend! It’s been a long time since I visited your site, but I’m glad to hear that your new baby is doing well and that your family is healthy!

    Your list is very moving — it reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for, too : )

    I’ll add another item to the list: I’m thankful for your blogs and all the other wonderful sites out there in the blogosphere. It can make the world seem like a much smaller, cozier place : )

    Adino: Yes, baby is doing very well. I love the blogosphere too. There are so many people with similar interests to mine!

  2. A few days ago, it was rain; now it’s sunny again (metaphor).

    I’m glad your good mood’s back (since your last complaint about politics). Life is often like that: one day you’re down and the next day you’re happy.


    Adino: Haha, it does look like I’ve got mood swings. Maybe it’s work pressure plus baby pressure.

  3. We are certainly more fortunate than lots of people out there though we tend to miss the point sometimes =)

    To share with you what I read recently:
    RM10 ?EUR” Will provide 2 Orang Asli children 3 meals a day.
    RM20 ?EUR” Will provide 5 Orang Asli children 3 meals a day.
    RM50 ?EUR” Will provide a North Korean child with lunch for an entire year.

    It makes me think twice the next time before I step into TGIF for a meal =)

    Adino: Happy belated birthday!

  4. i also feel exceptionally thankful tonight. it makes me feel a little guilty to b so happy when i have so little. 🙂

    Adino: It doesn’t matter how much you have I guess

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