DEVELOP AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
CATHERINE S. ANICETE
Many times we forget to say thank you to people who help or assist us in any way they can. Putting this in common scenarios in our everyday life, a number of occurrences can be used as exam pl es.
When in a public transportation, a simple thank you to a person that handed the payment to acknowledge the assistance given will not hurt a bit. When someone helps you carry a heavy baggage, a modest smile and a thank you will surely make his or her day. When you accidentally tripped on something and a stranger helps you to get up, take a look at the person and utter the magic words thank you.
Being optimistic at all times somehow help our body fight stress. It should be a part of our body system and can one way or another give us a sense of positivity. As we develop this good attitude, it would be easy for us to say words of gratitude to anybody and we should not become selfish in doing so because everybody deserves to be appreciated and this outlook should spread throughout the world for everybody to see and experience.
Even if we are already in the right age, we still have the longing to be appreciated by our family, our friends, and even from strangers. As we put in our system the attitude of showing gratitude to everyone that we meet, we have to make sure that this outlook will be imitated by others so that it will easily spread to all the people and hopefully it will already become a lifestyle to all.
The author is Teacher III at Pampanga High School