Tag: appreciation

  • Gratitude is more than an attitude

    Gratitude is more than an attitude

    An attitude of gratitude is not gratitude, because gratitude is not about attitude. It’s about a way of being. Too often we confuse appreciation with gratitude. Appreciation is what we express for favours or gifts, or the ease that we experience in our lives or with others. We appreciate the absence of problems, the presence […]

  • To be loved

    To be loved

    To be seen… Beyond the facade. To have the essence of who we are, known to those we trust and hold dear. To be heard… Not only when we cry out, but also when we speak gently of the troubles in our heart. To be loved… For more than how we make others feel, but […]

  • Cyclical abuse

    Cyclical abuse

    At first, we remain in a bad relationship because we truly believe in the sincerity of the claims of our partner to want to improve, or to overcome what they’re struggling with. After some time, if we’re not careful, our inability to get them to follow through will convince us that we’re not a good […]

  • Ingratitude starts with you

    Ingratitude starts with you

    We most often only realise that we’re ungrateful for a blessing that we have when it’s too late. That’s when regret sets in and either spurs us on to improve our awareness of what we should be grateful for, or it makes us bitter for the loss that we experienced. Gratitude is something that no […]

  • Gratitude starts with you

    Gratitude starts with you

    The very essence of gratitude lies in recognising the value of what we have. That sounds obvious, yet so many take for granted the lives that they have while yearning for a life that feels out of reach. The moment we long for something that isn’t there, we risk taking for granted that which is […]

  • Are you grateful for you?

    Are you grateful for you?

    Whenever asked about gratitude, the inevitable response is one that is focused on everything we have around us. Sometimes, we consider our health and our skills. At other times we recognise the value of things not being as bad as they could have been. And we convince ourselves that this is being grateful. But how […]

  • Money is not the root of evil

    Money is not the root of evil

    Money is nothing more than a tool. It’s a means to an end, not a motivation in itself. Even its accumulation through miserliness, or its wastage through extravagance still makes it nothing more than a tool to achieve a greater goal. Ingratitude is what results in such tools being used to our detriment, or to […]

  • Be gentle

    Be gentle

    Chances are very good that your harshness or cruelty is directed at the wrong person. Unfortunately, you’ll only realise this after the damage is done. Cruelty, like anger, is most often expressed to those weaker than us, even though we experience it at the hands of those stronger than us. Sadly, it is paid forward […]