DE­VELOP AN AT­TI­TUDE OF GRAT­I­TUDE

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

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.

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The au­thor is Teacher III at Pam­panga High School

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