Project Grateful: Grateful as IS (Day 195)

A lot of people, at any given time, are always wondering ‘Could I be doing more, Should I be doing more?’

Questions like:

1) I’m not satisfied with my career, I need a better paying job.

2) My BA is not enough I need a MA

3) My MA is not good enough I need a PHD

4) My career is not going as well as I think it should be, I need a  promotion.

5) I’m not satisfied being a housewife/tai-tai, I need something more…..

 I sometimes feel that humans in general are never satisfied.

That in itself is not really a bad thing, because sometimes ‘wanting to upgrade’ oneself helps you maximize your potential to be the best that we can be.

But the downside of the above mentality is that;  we become so conditioned to always wanting more and more, that it becomes part of our psyche. Wanting more, becomes always a habit, like a way of life.

The evolution of modern society, which constantly seeks greater levels of productivity and  efficiency, pushes humans to always want more and more and more and more and more and moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

But the bigger question lies therein, when do we stop wanting more?

There is no end really.

While I think its very important to always challenge yourself to be the best that you can be;  it is also equally important to take a step back and enjoy your successes, enjoy the HERE and NOW and learn to also celebrate your life as is.

So today I’m just going to be grateful for my life as it is. I’m grateful for the place that I am in, the wonderful husband that I have, the new friends I’ve made in NYC, my new extended American family, my family in Singapore and my old friends in Singapore. I’m grateful for a roof over my head and never having to worry about my next meal.

Gratitude, just plain old simple gratitude is perhaps the fundamental cure to all problems and the root of all happiness!

So remember to express gratitude today!

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