Date : April 30, 2019
“The essence of all beutiful art is gratitude.” Friedrich Nietzche
#1: What is one thing I am grateful for today and why.
I am grateful for an interesting quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, in which he says,
“Five great enemies to peace inhabit us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
In my own interpretation, to feel peace is to feel enough; that whatever we have right now, at this very moment, is enough. Our life is good. In this mental state, there should be no space for avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride.
To put another quote on display, Maya Angelou once said,
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”Maya Angelou
#2: What I’m looking forward to today.
Today I would love to read more good things and (maybe) try to write something on the blog. I am also looking forward to train my mind that this gratitude-journal-thing should be something sincere, that the main audience here is me. I am writing to myself, basically.
#3: My favorite memory of my father.
My father was a janitor for years at a private junior school. That’s how he supported our family. I always remember how tired he was doing his job every single day, and it is clearly reflected on his face. I also remember that every time he received his salary, he would come home bringing some extra food for us, usually grilled pork and soup. We were so happy for that. 🙂
Being a father now supporting my own family, I can reflect on him. Every time problem arises at work, I can now recall just how hard it was for him to support our family, and compared to his struggles and difficulties, any problem that I have at work might be nothing, and it soon gives me a push to go on, to proceed and deal with the problems. And that is something I am so grateful for. 🙂
That’s it for day 7. Have you been grateful today? 🙂