Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pasasalamat [Gratitude] - Litratong Pinoy

Ang sabi nga ng lolo kong si Epictetus, "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." Kadalasan, hindi tayo nagpapahayag ng pasasalamat sa maraming biyayang ipinagkaloob sa atin, sa halip, nakapako ang ating atensyon sa mga bagay na ating hinahangad. Sa layo ng tingin, hindi na napapansin ang isang magandang palubog na araw, o ang pagmamalasakit ng kaibigan, ang pagkain sa mesa, o ang tawanan ng mga bata.

Ang pasasalamat at pagpapahalaga sa mga tao o mga bagay sa ating buhay ay lalong umaakit pa sa mga bagay-bagay na tunay nating pinahahalagahan.

The Greek philosopher Epictetus once said, "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." We often take for granted expressing heartfelt gratitude for the many blessings we have been given. Instead, we focus our attention on the things that we desire and aspire for. Because of a yearning for greener pastures, a beautiful sunset becomes inconsequential, the constant things in life that used to provide comfort becomes trivial---the gaze is fixed beyond the horizon.

Being grateful and appreciative of people and things in our life magnetize more of the things that we truly value.

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.

~ Oprah

Posted for Litratong Pinoy

17 comments:

puna said...

Thank you for visiting all the way from the Phillipines! We could use some of the warmth here right now!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful words and an awesome sunset!

Happy New Years to you and yours.

Sanna said...

Lovely shot! Wind and sun are going to sleep, and cloud puts blanket on them...

chinois972 said...

Korek si Lolo Epictetus! :D Nawa'y matuto tayong magpasalamat sa mga biyayang mayroon tayo sa halip na patuloy na maging malungkot dahil sa paghahangad ng mga wala sa atin.

Happy new year, Luna!

Alicia said...

It's always good to look at the New Year as a time to get it right...but hopefully I hope we all got a little bit right in 2009. I know I found your lovely little blog, so I did at least one thing right :-)

Stine in Ontario said...

This is a WOW photo!

I wish you all the best in 2010!

maiaT said...

Gorgeous sunset photo and beautiful thoughts.
Happy New Year!

Marites said...

Natawa naman ako sa pagtawag mong lolo kay pilosopong Epictetus:) pero, tama ka nga, minsan ang dali nating magreklamo pero ang hirap nating magpasalamat. Maligayang LP at manigong bagong taon!!

Marites
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chubskulit said...

I learned this from a priest friend. He told me once, be always thankful for every little things that you received, good or bad kasi kahit daw bad, there is something good that will come out out of it. Great post Luna.

My entry, wishing you and your family a fruitful new year!

TeacherJulie said...

Totoo, hinahanap natin ang wala ang atin at nao-overlook kung ano ang meron.

Manigong Bagong taon sa iyo at iyong pamilya, Luna! :)

My LP:
http://greenbucks.info/2009/12/31/pasasalamat/

ρομπερτ said...

Quiet...quiet, me thinks that there is hope on the horizon!

Please have you all a wonderful start into the new year.

Misalyn said...

Lovely shot sissy. Full of emotions ang photo.May tama si Epictetus!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Happy New Year my dear.

upto6only said...

tama lolo mo dyan. ang dami nating nirereklamo sa buhay, ang dami nating hinihiling pero ang simpleng pasasalamat na buhay pa din tayo ay nakakalimutan natin.

happy new year :)

Photo Cache said...

this is a very inspiring post. often we are so focused on going after what we don't have that we fail to be grateful for what we already have.

don't drink too much bubbly tonight.

witsandnuts said...

We have a lot to be thankful for everyday. Thank you for the friendship (although virtually). =) Happy new year!

Lawstude said...

ang ganda naman ng iyong new year message. ang pagkakaibigan ay isa sa pinakamahalaga sa akin at lubos akong nagpapasalamat dahit kahit dito man lang sa mundo ng blogging ay nagkaroon ako ng mga kaibigan tulad mo.

isang magandang bagong taon sa iyo luna miranda.

CafebyJW said...

It is best picture to welcome New year :)

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