Focus On Your Blessings

January 11, 2010 at 10:57 am 25 comments

I received this forward some time back and thought of sharing it here.

Maria and Natty were two young mothers who lived across the street from each other. From their living room windows, each woman was able to observe the activities of the other woman’s family.

One day, Maria confessed that she’d been watching what went on in Natty’s front garden and that she envied her. I don’t know what you mean, Natty said with puzzled look on her face.

Well, I often see your husband out in the front mowing your lawn, and I wish my husband would do the same thing, Maria said. Your garden is beautiful!

Natty laughed and then made her confession. I have been doing the same thing, Joan, she said. I watch your husband in your front garden – and I have envied you! Maria shook her head with disbelief. What on earth do you mean she asked?

Natty replied, I see your husband playing ball with your toddler so nicely. How I wish Keith, my husband, would do the same thing! He never wants our boys in the way when he mows. Be honest Joan. Would you rather have your husband play with your son than have a well-manicured lawn?

I had not thought of that before, but you’re right Natty. I may have tall grass, but Eric, my husband is right about playing with little Johnny, Maria concluded.

My dad said to me once, “there is not a thing called ‘settling’ in life. At every point of life, we always need something like, money, job that u love, position, good health, satisfaction, love etc. Live your life to fullest (off course keep trying to achieve things you(feel) are lacking in life but stop worrying about that)”.Always enjoy what u have. Appreciate and thank god for every small blessings in your life instead of wailing and complaining. Very often we are blind to our own blessings that are so obvious to others. Let us cultivate the habit of concentrating on our several blessings rather than brooding over what we perceive as curses. Have a nice week folks

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25 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dreamer  |  January 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    What nice thoughts to start the week with! Counting one’s blessings is a very good idea. A lot more people in the world would be happierif they followed that.

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    • 2. anishthomas  |  January 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm

      nice thoughts to start the week with……mine was terrible beyond my imagination :)…. anyways thank god for making everything alright 🙂
      thanks dreamer 🙂 ……

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  • 3. Swaram  |  January 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Wonderful thoughts 🙂 We do forget to live life in between all the posh and comfy things we want to have for ourselves 🙂 Nice one Anish 🙂

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  • 5. scorpiogenius  |  January 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Good one man! We always feel insecure when we look up at our neighbours, dont we? and this comparison is the root cause of many dissatisfaction… Thanks for sharing the tale 🙂

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    • 6. anishthomas  |  January 13, 2010 at 7:25 pm

      Exactly that is the root cause of everything…if we don’t do that, then someone else do that for us…..

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  • 7. Elegant Chic  |  January 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Tht’s one lovely forward mail!

    Happy new year Anish! 😀
    God bless you!

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    • 8. anishthomas  |  January 13, 2010 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks EC……..Wish U the same…have a great and prosperous year ahead…may god bless ya 🙂

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  • 9. Vimmuuu  |  January 12, 2010 at 2:12 am

    so what does this mean ??? I should play with my neighbours kid ??? 😀 😀 😀

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    • 10. anishthomas  |  January 13, 2010 at 7:26 pm

      ohhh vimmu ….u toooo 🙂

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    • 11. Smita  |  January 13, 2010 at 9:25 pm

      We can expect only such comments from you!!!

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  • 12. Happy Kitten  |  January 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Always enjoy what u have. Appreciate and thank god for every small blessings in your life instead of wailing and complaining.

    Golden words of wisdom Anish..

    Thanks for sharing it…..

    Happy New Year and may the Almighty give you many more reasons to thank Him…

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    • 13. anishthomas  |  January 13, 2010 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks HK , loved your last sentence….

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  • 14. kanagu  |  January 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Good thoughts machi…
    That always happens and we think that the other side of the grass is always green 🙂

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  • 16. Smitha  |  January 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Makes so much sense!!! Your dad is so right – there is never a time when everything will be just perfect!

    ‘Let us cultivate the habit of concentrating on our several blessings rather than brooding over what we perceive as curses’ – Makes so much sense!

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  • 18. Smita  |  January 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Hmmm true!!! We take things that we have for granted & keep wishing for more!!!

    You know few months back I had gone for an Annual Medical checkup. In the hospital I saw a young guy on a wheel chair & many more sick people!!

    It was after a long time that I was visiting a proper hospital but u know the whole scenario made me value my health!!! Don’t we take even that for granted? Wishing for weight loss etc…

    Human Nature I guess!

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    • 19. anishthomas  |  January 16, 2010 at 9:11 am

      very true…..thatz what i told , we are humans……but i wish atleast we will think about the blessings god showered upon us and thank him.Then our life will be far better

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  • 20. `Par  |  January 13, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    its totallly true. we go after so many things not realizing the worth of what we already have.
    Really nice thought.. keep it coming..

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    • 21. anishthomas  |  January 16, 2010 at 9:06 am

      exactly par , but what 2 do after all we are humans.
      thanks 🙂

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  • 22. Sorcerer  |  January 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    its truth you have said ..
    liked the post!

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  • 24. Nancy  |  February 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    A beautiful thought, loved it. I firmly believe in it. And it also reminds me of the song…
    count ur blessings, name them one by one
    count ur blessings, see what God has done

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    • 25. anishthomas  |  February 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

      ohh thanks Nancy chechi :). yeahh, count ur blessings, name them one by one 😀

      Reply

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