Learn Grateful That We Have
Not a few people still like to complain despite having much in
life. People who like this should be "blind"; incapable
see and feel the grace received.
Properly, said Donna Dorothy Carnegie and Dale Carnegie in his book
How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job (1985; translated publishers PT
Scholastic titled Instructions Enjoying Life and Your Job),
we should always be grateful for everything we have, both in
physical, mental, material and life situations that we experience. In
book, Dorothy and Donna presented an impressive stories
which yielded important lessons about life.
It is said, was two years Harold Abbott opened a grocery store in
Webb City, Missouri, United States (U.S.). But not profit
obtained, even all his savings disappear. Harold was forced to repay
debts which must be paid up to seven years. Finally, Harold
forced to close his shop.
Harold then intends to borrow money as stock looking for a job
in Kansas. He walked like a man defeated. Confidence
he had collapsed. But suddenly he saw someone who was not
had a foot on the highway. The man was sitting on a wooden board that was given
wheel, her hands holding the wooden handle to
moving the board. Harold saw crossing the street, and people
This began to raise himself to rise to trotoar.Saat people
raised wooden board, his eyes met with Harold. People were
Harold immediately greeted with a big smile.
"Good morning, sir. Sunny morning, is not it?" she said with a
Harold looked stunned. That''s when Harold realized, the real
how "rich" himself. "I have two legs. I can run. I
so embarrassed by the unfortunate fate this way. I said to myself
himself, if he had no legs can live happy, excited, and
confident, I have two legs would also be, "murmured
The event was then changed life Harold. In his bathroom he
write the words "warning" that he always read every morning:
"I''ve been moody because it had no shoes, until one day
on the street, I met people who do not have legs. "
Time magazine has published the story of a sergeant who was injured in
war. Shrapnel wounds around his neck so he should be infused
seven times. The doctor who treated him, he made inquiries
"Am I going to live?"
The doctor replied: "Yes."
Then the sergeant asked: "Am I still talking?"
Again answered: "Yes."
The sergeant wrote again: "What more can I''m worried about?"
Yes, what else should we worry about in life? According to Dorothy
and Donna, maybe you will come to the conclusion that it was anxious
is not important; does not even need it at all!
In our lives, says Dorothy and Donna, 90 percent are
things are good, and only 10 percent wrong. So, if we
want to be happy, really easy. Concentrate only themselves on the 90
percent, and ignore the 10 percent. But if we want to panic and
bitter as developing stomach ulcers, also easy. Center only
attention to the 10 percent of it and forget about the things that are okay
amount of 90 percent.
We, continued Carnegie brothers, often ignoring what
owned, as experienced by harold. We always remember just what
we do not have.
The tendency of "rare look at what we have, but always
remember that we have available are not, "according to Dorothy and Donna,
is the biggest tragedy in the world. Maybe it has more
cause a lot of misery inflicted than all
war and disease in history.
Dorothy and Donna recounted met Lucile Blake, friend
when they both learned to write short stories in the Department of
Journalism University Lucile Colombia.Hidup nearly destroyed in
a tragedy, until he learned to be happy with what one has.
A few years ago life was so busy Lucile. He teaches appreciation
music, giving a course to speak well in public, and
diligently learning to play the organ. He also attended the party, dancing,
and ride horses.
One day, Lucile fainted. The doctor who examined him later
told him to rest, for a year! The doctor was also not
tell whether he can come back healthy.
Lucile soul instantly depressed. He was shocked. "Why did this happen
me? What have I done? "
In the situation that neighbor neighbor named
Rudolf - an artist - came to visit. "Lucile, you''d think
rest for a year is a tragedy. But, have you ever
think that the situation you actually have time to
reflect, and will also be used. Believe me, in some
months soul growth will be much more rapid than
with previous years, "said Rudolf.
Lucile was stunned. He then read a book that so often evokes
inspiration. Then, some time later, Lucile hear sentence
withdraw from the radio: "You can only reveal what is
within your own consciousness. "
Since then, Lucile decided to just think of the excitement,
happiness, and health. Every waking up, he forced himself to
grateful for the things worth thankful. There was no pain., Music
Beautiful on the radio. Plenty of time to read. The food was delicious.