A little more than a week after the shooting rampage at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub,
key details remain unknown about what exactly happened during the violent episode and the hostage standoff that followed.
What can we learn from these two seemingly unrelated events?
Life is uncertain.
We shouldn’t have to face a pivotal, life-threatening moment to truly appreciate what he have.
Unfortunately, most of us forget what we have and how grateful we should be for it all.
In fact, usually we tend to count our misfortunes instead of counting our blessings.
We take life for granted and forget to live our lives the way we should: with peace and contentment.
Nothing lasts forever.
And before our fleeting life takes away from us what we fail to appreciate, we need to change our mindsets.
Instead of attaching ourselves to the thinking that we need to keep adding to our life,
we need to embrace the mindset that what we already have is quite enough.
LIVE IN THE PRESENT
For many the past is full of tears and the future is full of fears.
The happiest of souls make it a point to “live in the present.” Only then can we truly started noticing the things around us and appreciating what we have.
TRULY SEE YOUR SURROUNDINGS
As I wrote two posts ago, thanks to technology and media we have naturally forgotten to notice our surroundings.
We notice what’s displayed on our screens more than we notice our surroundings.
As a result we lose sight of what’s important; the work we do, the people we love, the good things we experience, and the things we have.
Even a simple chirp of a bird is a blessing, because we are able to hear and understand what is in our surroundings.
Helping others will make you realize that there is so much that you should be grateful. Get in touch with your altruistic side and give back to the community.
This weekend, I worked 25 of the 48 hours.
True, I am exhausted, but I am uplifted as I realize that because of my efforts,
ill patients are receiving much needed blood that saves lives and eases pain.
What we burnt, broke, and tore is still in our hearts.
Our minds hold the echo of fragile things,
and they keeps the part of us that is indissoluble.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS