A man was lying on the couch worried about the taxes to be paid, the unpaid bills, his kid’s School fees and to top it all, his relatives and friends were coming over for the felicitation party after a week.
When he got up and looked around, he noticed his son at the study table writing furiously into his notebook.
“My Teacher asked us to write a paragraph on “Negative Thanksgiving” for homework today” Said the son. He continued “Teacher told us to make a list of things that we are grateful for, things that make us feel not so good in the beginning, but eventually turn out to be good”
Out of curiosity, the father took a look into the book.
This is what the boy wrote:
I am thankful for final exams; it means my holidays are going to start
I am thankful for the bad tasting vegetables, they keep me stay healthy
I am thankful for my injections; they keep me away from diseases
I am thankful for waking up early, because it means I am still alive
His father then realized that he had a lot of things to be thankful and grateful for too. He thought once again and realized, “He was thankful for taxes, that meant he was blessed with a good job, he had unpaid bills that means he was living a comfortable life with all the facilities, he had to pay his kids’ school fee, that meant his kids were lucky to get good education. He had to make arrangements for his relatives’ and friends’ stay for the party which meant he had good relatives and friends with whom he could celebrate.
Moral of the story:
We generally complain about the negative things in life, but we fail to look at the positive side of it. Sometimes we complain even without realizing because complaining is the easiest thing to do. When you find yourself thinking or saying a negative thing about something or someone, stop and try to find something positive instead.
Quote: “Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses.” ~Proverb