Friday, April 09, 2010

I'm grateful for...

The hot weather plus the frentic pace of work makes my temper volatile. I think it's good to think about the things that I should be grateful for. These are written as they come to my mind, so it's not in any particular order of importance.

1. I'm grateful for a hand to hold and a heart to understand, which all comes in a package as my gf - the source of my many troubles and many many more joys.

2. I'm grateful for the sisterhood and brotherhood formed in my blog. Hey, never in my wildest dream did I think that setting up a blog can have so many fringe benefits. They had spent their time with me generously, where instead they could have spent it on their own pursuits and for that I'm doubly grateful.

3. I'm grateful for a healthy body and an inquisitive mind. Without each, I would not be able to do what I can do with the energy and drive that I had.

4. I'm grateful for the bountiful food and drinks that I can eat and taste, made all the more sweeter and delicious by the wonderful company that I had.

5. I'm grateful for healthy and living parents. Despite all the misunderstandings, I know they still love me as a child and I to them as a parent.

6. I'm grateful for the cool quiet nights as I walked home from work. It feel very serene and I almost feel ashamed as my footsteps broke the silence of the night.

7. I'm grateful for the cats in the world. Without them, the world would not know the softest spot to sleep. None can rival the cat in the way they can provide a quiet companionship, sitting just beside you, contented to be just near your presence and asking for nothing more.

Upon reaching no.7, I feel much much better already, so there isn't a point to move on. What a wonderful exercise! I would do more next time when I'm feeling, to lack a better word, ungrateful.


Createwealth8888 said...

Never ever see your other half who is going spent your life with as a source of many problems. There is still a very long way to go and it can only be more difficult than easy, bro.

la papillion said...

Hi bro8888,

You misunderstood me. I mean that she brings both sorrow and joy to me, with the latter being many many more times than the former. If I had gone back in time to choose again, I'll make the same choice too.

No regrets.

financialfreedom said...

Hi LP,

Nice heartwarming post. It is good to think of the many things that we can be grateful for in life.

Too often, we only look at the things we don't have but fail to see the many things that we actually have.

la papillion said...

Hi FF,

I was just feeling down, so wanted to make myself feel better by listing the things that I'm grateful about :)

It works, haha :)

Unknown said...

Hi LP,

1. I am thankful for the back pain I have now. (just sprained my back)

2. I am thankful I had a wonderful brownies with vinilla ice cream this afternoon!

3. haha, I am thankful that I got a seat at the mrt just now and a philippina urge me to sit while I urged her. They waved and flash nice smile when I alighted. :)

4. I am thankful for the air-con now! (and the mini-fan at my desk)

5. I am thankful that I can be thankful.

Ok, tv time :)

Life is good. Indeed.

la papillion said...

Hi HH,

Haha, you also have a list of things to be thankful of :)

Anonymous said...

Hi LP,

Sis and I do it everynight, this thankful list.. and one item is to be thankful for one thing that is no good/unpleasant/bad/sad.

Hope more pple from your blog will come up with their lists.. its wonderful to be thankful...


Createwealth8888 said...

No one grateful to STI for your recovery?

Lemizeraq said...

Hi LP,

Good list you have there :)

Lots of things to be thankful for.

I'd like to thank Mr Ben Bernanke for preventing Great Depression ver 2.0 last year and 2008.


unicorn78 said...

LP, heartwarming post, no doubt about it.

I am grateful for the friendship which we had fostered many years back, I would want to nurture it and continue. I am grateful for the gentle nudge which you gave which reminded me.

Call me anytime when you to talk! Let's meet up again when you are free.

la papillion said...

Hi HH,

Ya, I wish to see others putting up their lists'll be interesting :)

la papillion said...

Hi bro8888,

Yea, come to think of it, I'm grateful for STI's recovery :)

Hi lemi,

Hmm, I wouldn't be too sure of that yet...

la papillion said...

Hi unicorn,

Thanks for commenting :)

Sure, will call you up when I'm free :)

CreateWealth8888 said...

Grateful to DBS for its right issue at $5.42

Anonymous said...

Hi LP,

When mkt is up, car price up, house price up...asset prices up, ppl should be happy.

It was not the case in mid 90s. Plenty of chasing n discontent.

Hope its different this time round. :)

Cheers to days ahead!