Drinking a cup of coffee while you were thinking

When was the last time you said thank you? And when was the last time you appreciated an effort from someone? Or perhaps, when was the last time you spent time with someone?

This SOMEONE could be a member of your family, a relative, a friend, a wife, a hubby, an acquaintance, a workmate, a beggar, or even a stranger.

Every day, we meet different faces. We mingle with these people, and we tend to build a certain relationship with them.

But how do you strengthen these relationships with different kinds of people?

People say that in every little things that we do, it leaves a mark on someone’s life. But what if it’s the opposite around. You don’t being appreciated on the little things that you’ve done, much more on the biggest things you did. We’ll let’s put it this way, just remember what Thomas Alva Edison said: “I have not failed. I have found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” It’s as simple as that. We can’t please everybody. People have different perspective on gratitude and appreciation. People tend to be more of being self-centered when it comes to his or her levels of priority.

Take this as an example.

“If you have no one to talk to or turn to in times of your problems or trials, or even boredom, you would go to another person that you think could help you. This person could actually listen to all your problems, and even fix your problems. But when the time comes that you have found another person that would do the same for you and the previous person that had helped you before causes you a little trouble, you now despise the previous person. You feel no remorse for the previous person despite all the things he or she had done for you because you don’t need this person anymore. You got all what you wanted.”

This is where gratitude and appreciation, which are human values, being taken for granted or infringed. Human values are usually set aside from our priorities in life. It’s hard to find someone that you could actually see the value and importance of gratitude in his or her life. Not even one in a million. It’s a timeless search but an effortless one because you don’t have to search, you just have to know the person better. However, it’s useless knowing the person in two or three consecutive years, you have to know the person endlessly.

Now, think a hundred times while taking a break or sipping a cup of coffee. And ask this to yourself: “Is it worthy to help others despite the fact that gratitude and appreciation are always left behind? It’s up to your own senses. Think about it.


The Philippine E-Journals is also hosting journals on values education. Kindly pay a visit at this site: http://ejournals.ph/index.php/RJCAS.