Finding Happiness Through Gratitude

10:37 AM Chan Zubiaga 9 Comments

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. - Lao Tzu

I recognize that everything I need to live, I already have, the air that I breathe, water to drink and basic
necessities in life. My highest appreciation and praise goes to the Supreme Being, the One who sustains me. I found out that there is nothing lacking, as how Lao Tzu puts it, and for that I am thankful.

It have been so obvious to you that in the past weeks, I really have worked my ass, so to speak, to be able to promote's contest in collaboration with Nuffnang, the Start The Year Right post that you can still see at the right-hand side of this blog. I have been in touched with my friends, both current and new and acquaintances even, to help me spread the news and gather participants. I am so glad and overwhelmed actually with the amount of help and support I received during that time, and I will never ever forget the time and effort you spent for me. THANK YOU!

Because of that, whatever happens, whoever wins the said contest, I already feel that we're the winner. This is very important, and I hope you will have time to read this post too, that I want you to feel that we are all winners since we all did our very best.

A letter to my friends

Having all of you supporting me, making me feel that you all are there when time of need, is more than enough to be thankful for. At this moment, I am very happy :)

Thanks to my CapitalIQ friends and officemates, acquaintances from IBM, Teletech Cainta, IVC, TRG, BC Bloggers family, Hare Nama Foundation, and to Skin Sanctuary and InstaShop who helped me promote it.

In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. - Brother David Steindl-Rast

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Teri Yu said...

you are right. we find happiness if we are living in gratitude. nice post. :)

Farida said...

The first paragraph is wonderful! Very well said, Sis. I have friends from CIQ too. Are you working there?

Chin chin said...

Even we're not in a happy moment, there's still a lot of things to be grateful for. God is good all the time.

@Farida, yes :)

Anonymous said...

Happiness is a choice after all... :)

You are really happy when you are thankful of everything that happens/comes in your life. :)

Mommy Maye said...

Happiness is not having all we wished for. But being thankful with what we have. I love this post.

Mommy Maye2

kat said...

Great. I joined a contest before and my friends pulled through when I asked for help. I did not win though but I was grateful for their help. I hope you win!

eof777 said...

Gratitude is important to all we do... I love your post. ;-)