Practicing Gratitude

Being in debt is overwhelming.  You think you’re the only one having a miserable time especially when you’re surrounded by friends with parents paying the bills.  There’s this feeling of unfairness, which leads to a lot of finger pointing and the blame game.

I get it.  I’ve been there.  Why wasn’t I born with this or that right?

What helped me curb the evil monster called jealousy was to practice gratitude.  I began with the simple things:

  1. I’m grateful for my morning cup of coffee.
  2. I’m grateful for taking walks around my neighborhood.
  3. I’m grateful for Netflix.
  4. I’m grateful for being debt free.
  5. I’m grateful for a job that I love.
  6. I’m grateful for a loving husband.
  7. I’m grateful that my husband cooks our meals.
  8. I’m grateful for having discovered Korean Dramas.
  9. I’m grateful for having discovered the Kpop group called Big Bang.
  10. I’m grateful for Youtube because that’s how I discovered sheet masks.

It’s easy to get jealous and think ‘life’s not fair’, but there’s so much to discover in life at your own pace.  Life is not a competition of who’s been to where, what size is your house, the number of children you have, or what luxury bags you own.  Instead, be grateful for all the simple things that make you happy.


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