I just don’t get the way people complain about why their lives are very miserable. Or the way they protest against something because our country is very stagnant. Or even the way they wonder why they failed on something they have done. I don’t know if these people are just unaware, or they are pretending not to know the very root of all these thoughts. Complacency.
Why should I thank God? I thank God for creation. For the wonderful moon, the beautiful stars, the vibrant sun. I thank God for the night sky, and the daylight. I thank God for the breathtaking views of both ocean and landforms, and even the magnificent sky, with the clouds as embellishments. I thank God for the birds that fly high up in the sky. I thank God for the fish that swim in the sea, the coral reefs that serve us home to these fish. I thank God for the sweet smell of flowers which beautify the lands, for the plants that bear fruit and the trees that give us shade. I thank God for every small or grand thing in nature. I thank God for Creation.
When I was young, I wanted to grow up. Fast and well. But now…
I want to be a kid again. When happiness meant a simple toy or a 5 peso worth of dirty ice cream. When happiness meant having your mom kiss you good night and your dad giving you free piggyback rides. When happiness meant having playmates and running around till you are full of droplets of perspiration on your forehead drooping down until your neck.