Gratefully Yours

Considering the misfortunes, problems or issues a lot of people are facing right now, one might think that the world is no longer a better place to live in. The recurrence of natural calamities, the fall of the economy, issues between warring countries and dirty politics are just few things that can affect the lives of most people. It is just sad to think that, because of these pressing situations, people are becoming greedy just to survive.

Yes, I have encountered lots of greedy as well as envious persons. But I won't dwell on them right now because I realized that despite the hustles of the real world, there will always be someone (or maybe more than one) who's willing to give up something for others. I discovered some of them recently...

  • A close friend, a great lover of books. He lent me his copy of Brisingr though he's not done with it yet (he has read the first six chapters only). Knowing him, he will never let go of his precious books not until he has finished reading it and the book has lingered in his shelf for like weeks. It's unbelievably amazing how he changed his mind and let me read the book first.
  • A childhood friend. He convinced me to enjoy gambling using his very own money. Being such a lousy gambler (that was my first time); I know that I'll just waste his money. But he told me that he doesn't care whether I win or lose (and nothing is left of his money), as long as I enjoy playing, he'll be fine.
  • My office buddy and friend. There is always a sandwich or any food waiting for me at the office. Calling himself my nanny, his foolishness and silliness added to mine often made us laugh like crazy.
  • Another office buddy and friend (and a fan). A few days ago, he helped me edit this blog (without me forcing him to do it, of course!). It is just amazing how other people chose to spend time doing things for others when they could have spent it doing things for themselves. Added to that, he is giving me constant compliments that are heart warming. :)
  • My little nephew. Oh, he's not little anymore he said (he's only three years old). He is big enough to do things for me such as waking me up in the morning so that I won't be late for work or fixing my mess especially my scattered foot wears. His childish ways always give me reason to smile after a day of stressful work. He is such a sweet kid and I've come to love him as if he's my own child.

Those simple acts of kindness are often unnoticed and may seem insignificant to others but for me, those are the things I should be thankful for. And I would like to thank them with all of my heart...

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