‘Be grate­ful for what you have’

The New Age (KwaZulu-Natal) - - Comment -

IT SEEMS com­plain­ing of just about ev­ery­thing has be­come a trend.

How many of us kneel down ev­ery morn­ing to thank God for giv­ing us life, jobs, fam­ily, friends, food and a roof?

We are so ob­sessed with ma­te­ri­al­is­tic pos­ses­sions and for­get about our health.

Ev­ery time when l greet and ask my friends “ugrand or usharp?” the an­swer is al­ways “No angikho grand”.

But are you not thank­ful for the good health you have?

We must feel ad­van­taged, priv­i­leged and blessed that we have healthy and good lives and must there­fore be ap­pre­cia­tive.

I swear most of us kneel down only to pray ask­ing about the things that we don’t have and once we re­ceive and hav­ing our prayers an­swered, we aban­don and for­get to kneel down and say thanks.

Lets learn to be tol­er­ant, ap­pre­cia­tive, be grate­ful and say “thank you” for the precious things that we have and stop com­plain­ing about what we don’t have as we are all blessed with spe­cial tal­ents that need to be un­leashed.

Why com­plain when you have some­thing to eat when some go to bed on empty stom­achs? Why com­plain when you have a roof when some find so­lace un­der high­way bridges as their shel­ter? Be grate­ful.

Half a loaf is bet­ter than none.

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