Yesterday, after reading a book, it got me thinking. And as always; I have to share my thoughts😊. My thought it mainly about gratitude; or being grateful which is something I neglect. As an individual, or a girlπŸ˜… I realise that I complain in a way because I always want more than I have. Typical! I definitely don’t work, and as a teenager, I depend on my parents. They provide everything I could possibly need; but well, I’m human and I want millions stacked in my bank account so I can waste itπŸ˜‚ But after what I read, I realised that I get basically everything I want and I don’t show gratitude. Sometimes the money I use in a month, some people don’t use that amount in three months. The way I live in school, most students don’t live that way. My place in school is basically my second house as it’s well furnished and huge. Most families don’t even live in a place like that. I’ve had people jokingly say they want to live with me or they want to meet my parents. 

I could go on and on about everything I have and how blessed I am. But, being blessed is one thing; and showing gratitude is another. I don’t have to hug my parents all the time or do all that stuff that feels really weird to meπŸ˜… But I realise that I have to show appreciation at some point because on one hand, I want more; which kind of feels selfish. But on the other hand, there are so many people who wish they were in my shoes. I can’t possibly imagine my life without my parents as they’re my support and everything. But I have to learn to be grateful; I guess that’ll be my new year resolution. Or something I’ll just keep in mind because I don’t do new year resolution stuffπŸ˜… 

At this point, anything could happen but I have to be grateful because it can be money, clothes, food, health, or some irrelevant stuff; but I have it. And at the end, I’m still alive; that’s what truly matters. Are you grateful for what you have no matter how little it may be?

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  1. Gratitude is one of the single most important things you can think/feel/show. It’s great, not just for you, but for the people you show it to. It makes us happier, more thankful, and gives us that tingly feeling inside! Nice realisation and I’m glad it’s something you’ve started to consider πŸ™‚ Well done and great post!

  2. Be grateful what you have because one day it all be gone. You should never take anything for granted. I thought my mother would live until 80 something but then cancer happened. Parents are precious so spend every moment you can with them. I was very grateful I had caring parents. Not every one are that lucky.

  3. in Islam there is something we say to show our gratitude even for the little things including for waking up in the morning, it’s Alhamdulillah.
    Showing gratitude sometimes is just as simple as saying thank you when someone does something for you and it doesn’t have to be something big it could be as small as just holding a door for you. good post

          1. new to you 😁😁😁 over here Swahili and English go together in school and at home 😁😁

  4. Awesome post! It definitely is important to remain grateful because it could always be worst! Love it! Btw, I’ve nominated you for THE BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD! **See my blog for more info!**

  5. Yes, if we sit back and think, we have so many simple things to be grateful for. I only recently followed your blog but I didn’t realise that you’re a teenager. You sound so mature in your posts and that’s a compliment.

  6. Love this post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Yes, gratitude is so important. Being thankful for the little things like being able to walk, have food, and have someone who cares about us. Its super important to be thankful for even the smallest things. I wish you a successful and amazing year this year lovely x x

  7. I feel being thankful is of utmost importance, as it is the habit which eventually helps one in overcoming his tough times, and I am glad that you realized its importance too, Okoto. πŸ™‚

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