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32 Things I’ve Learned – Part 2 of 4

Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals For Changing The World
Source: Casper Odendaal, Author of Random Acts of Kindness

Continuing from the previous list of 32 things I’ve learned while being aware of my state of mind, here is the second instalment:

  1. I’ve learned that people are more than willing to lend a helping hand if you ask for it. Our ego prevents us from building trusting relationships with one another. But in reality, it is our mind’s ignorance that makes us believe that asking for help or advice belittles our capability. Read the rest of this entry
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6 Ways You Can Practice Thankfulness

I figured one week just wasn’t enough to practice thankfulness, albeit, even a lifetime isn’t enough. And since I got a little sidetracked last Monday (therefore, the better-late-than-never Mindful Monday post on a Thursday) I figured I should practice it for another week and share my thoughts in today’s Mindful Monday post.

I contemplated how I’ve practiced thankfulness and gratitude these past two weeks and here is a short list of “how-to’s” to help you practice it every day: Read the rest of this entry

Be Thankful For Everything

P.S. Apologies for such delay in writing my Mindful Monday post this week. It’s been socially hectic these past few days – celebrated a few birthdays in the family, fasted for a day, spent time with family.  And I am thankful that I have such wonderful people in my life. 

My Mindful Monday resolution for the past week was to “Be Thankful for Everything” and living in gratitude.

As toddlers, one of the first few lessons we were taught when we first learned to speak was to say the two words “Please” and “Thank you”. And sure, we grew up to be well-mannered adults saying those two words every time we requested for something. Even though we might have a sense of entitlement that we should receive what we ask for and when we ask for it (so why bother with those two words, really?) we say those two words almost out of habit. But are we really thankful from our hearts? Do we actually recognize the effort that has gone into meeting our request? And finally the most important questions, do we actually stop and be grateful for the things we have or receive without evening requesting for it?

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