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The Deeper Meaning of Gratitude

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2 months ago

June has not been friendly to the family. We still got a long way to go but really hoping for a better and healthy month (July) ahead. Besides, I'm still looking forward to what tomorrow brings to us.


When I was younger, I was too ideal of my wants. What I want to become, how many cars should I have, how big my house will be, how rich should I be in the future.

Having said that, I have these things that made me realized something and brought me to a different dimension of perception.

I wished we had a computer set

When I was little, I used to play with my cousins in their homes. Whenever I spend my vacation in their city, I always get excited to sleep in their house because of their computer. Silly, right?

When I first laid my hands on their computer, I felt nervous but excited at the same time. That's when I learned to play The Sims 1. If you know this game then that defines how old you are now, we can be the best of buddies too.

Growing up, I was filled with insecurities to myself. I questioned why I don't have such things while my cousins are living a comfortable life.

I wished I was smart

I grew up in a very competitive childhood. My uncle would let us (3 cousins) stand from afar next to each other for a Math quiz. He would let us solve Math mentally and it takes a lot of pressure.

As children who are very competitive, we make sure we do out very best to win the challenge. We love competing against each other. Somehow, I could feel the tension when someone wins in a row and the others get pressured to keep up.

When school cards are released after every grading period, my uncle would look at our grades and buy it. For example, each line of 9 grade will be equivalent to 50 pesos.

If you have a total of 9 subjects and you have all 90 and up grades, that makes a total of 450 pesos or $9. 450 pesos is already huge back in the early 2000s. You can buy a high quality stuff toy for that.

Good thing my teachers back in my grade school saw my capabilities somehow.

I wished we were rich

This is related to my previous article. When I was a kid, I blamed my father for not having a degree. If he has achieved something in education, our life would not be the way we have today.

Then again, I realized that if my father was able to graduate in high school or college, my parents wouldn't have met and I wouldn't be here as to where am I now. I may be still me, but I strongly believe that I might have a different personality.

My father instilled respect in our souls. He taught us to be respectful because everyone deserves to be respected no matter how poor or rich a human could be.

I could have enrolled myself in my desired course

When I graduated in high school, I've always wanted to become someone working in a medical field. I wanted to study Pharmacy, that was my first choice and then Nursing. However, both of these courses had very high tuition fees. My parents could not afford to send me to those prestigious schools.

So I ended up choosing the course which I was able to finish to. Barely.

Then again, I have realized that God arranged me for what I have become now. I'm still uncertain of what should I be in the future but the major aspect that transformed me into a better person is that,

I learned to be grateful. Gratitude comes with contentment.

I realized that God has blessed me with so much. Then there's me keep on asking for more without even feeling of gratitude.

He shaped me for who I am today and I'm very grateful that he didn't give up on me.

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Indeed, gratitude comes with contentment. But sad to say that there are people who does not know how to be contented with what they have. And then there are those that are satisfied with what they do not have. Ano ba yan inenglish ko pa kaya nahirapan ako. Hahaha. With feelings pa pag english ko.

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1 month ago

That statement suggests a significant difference talaga madam. Hehe. Kala ki si bot nag upvote. Thanks ha ❤

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4 weeks ago

Gratitude and contentment of what we have will get us out from those stressful what ifs kya what we can only do now is to strive more for a better future to avoid regrets again in the future..

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2 months ago

Exactly madam. We can't turn back the time eh so make the most out of our time nlng. ❤

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2 months ago

Mental math, always has been tiring, trying and really keeps a lot of pressure. I haven't really mastered it though.

Always good to have that grateful heart. :)

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2 months ago

Sobrang nakaka pressure talaga. Imbis na mag bakasyon, parang nasa skwelahan parin 😆

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2 months ago

Hahha sana may premyo ung mental math ano? hhaah

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2 months ago

20 pesos yung samin. Nung time nayon, kakabili kana Piattos na cheese and isang 7oz na coke. Ay nakoo, mayaman kana nyan. Hehe

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2 months ago

Haha oo nga. 2 days ko nang baon yan. Hahaa

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2 months ago

Ayy adik din ako sa the sims dati, naalala ko bumili pa ako cheat nyan para mabili ko lahat ng gusto ko sa bahay hahah! Grabe!

Anyway, agree jud ko ana being grateful is joy unfathomable... Keep it up!

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2 months ago

Hehe. Motherlode yarn? Hahahaha

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2 months ago

Lahat kasi may rason. Ginusto ko rin mga yun.. Pro yun tlga tinadhana 😅 Ang dami ko what ifs. May sinusulat ako article bout jan pra sa prompt 🤣

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2 months ago

May bago prompt ba? Hehe. Kaya nga eh pero tinadhana nga tayo dito sa kung anong meron tayo ngayon. ❤

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2 months ago

Prang suitable nga to dun sa prompt "questions" 😅

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2 months ago

Ayay. Hehe. Gawa nlg ako ibang version. 😅

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2 months ago

May mga tao rin na itinadhana para tiisin ang ka-weirduhan ng aking isip. Tingnan na lang natin kung di ba mamatay ang maliit na babaing iyon sa konsumisyon pag nanirahan na ako malapit sa bahay niya.

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2 months ago

Mag cge sigurog labad akong ulo 🤔

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2 months ago

Ay, nagbinisaya lagi dayon ba, pagtagalog unta, para makasabot si @Jane. Hehe.

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2 months ago

We always looking for something better kaya madalas nakakalimutan natin na super blessed tayo. 😊😊😊 good thing it's not yet too late for us to realize it and appreciate the things we have that we did not ask before. Mga bagay na di natin naappreciate yet they gave us happiness and contentment

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2 months ago

That's right sis. Hehe. Appreciation lng talaga then the rest will follow. 😁

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2 months ago

Indeed, we have different ways in showing our deepest gratitude. I love how you express and explain your version of gratitude, it is being contented and happy with what you have. Because maybe , someone out there wants to live the life you are living.

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2 months ago

This is so true. That should seal the deal. I've been blessed all along yet I still don't appreciate it. I learned to think the other way around. ❤

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2 months ago

Thanks for sharing this article 🤗

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2 months ago

Not a problem. ❤

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2 months ago

Geng you are luckier than you thought! ( ˘ ³˘)♥ I am happy that you realize it. :) Laban sa contentment. Kasi contentment yung dapat meron tayo being competitive is okay as long as it is healthy. :)

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2 months ago

Mo too jud ko ana. Basta di lang toxic nga pagka competitive. Hehe

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2 months ago

Actually, we Humans have lots of desires. It is preset that how much we will get I used to blame my fathwr also that they didn’t fulfill my wants but, indeed i realise this now that they tried their best but it was me who had fantasy. But it is correct that we do some mistake because of that we suffer in future

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2 months ago

I agree. There are consequences to every action we do but the good thing is it is never too late to appreciate what you have and just be contented.

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2 months ago