Living Big by Appreciating What is Small

@annierose (18021)
Philippines
June 13, 2016 7:05pm CST
Happiness is always chased by many by hoping for things that they do not have. Some people are blinded by the belief that happiness can be attained completely by acquiring big wealth, by winning the lottery, or by being married to a millionaire. Some people linked happiness to money most especially those who are struggling every day to have foods on the table. Although money can bring us happiness, it is just a temporary one. As I journey through life, I have realized that there are too many things people take for granted. Simple care from loved ones, roof in our heads, foods on our table, fresh air produced by plants and trees, complete body parts. I can say that there are too many simple things to mention that if only we'll focus on it every day then we can feel complete and blessed. Photo is taken during my trip to Hong Kong.
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@zarlamain (24884)
• United States
14 Jun 16
It's good to live below one's means and enjoy the little things.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Living simply is good. That was I have been learning from my professors before.
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@zarlamain (24884)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@annierose Yes, it is. You can put some money away for emergencies.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@zarlamain Some of my money was put in the bank in case there will be emergency. I also do not withdraw my money in paypal. I just save them so once the need arises, I have money to withdraw.
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@sol_cee (17435)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
14 Jun 16
You look so cute!
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Thanks @sol_cee! That was in Chin Lin Nunnery in Hong Kong. My boyfriend is fond of taking photos of me when I am not looking.
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@sol_cee (17435)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
14 Jun 16
@annierose stolen shots! Nice.
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@sunrisefan (20220)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@sol_cee Too bad the police was not around to catch the culprit LOL!
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@shubhu3 (18568)
• New Delhi, India
14 Jun 16
You are right.People take so many things foe guaranteed.They don't realise the importance and the value of the same.It's very important to know and realise the importance. :)
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Reflecting once in a while is good. We have been living a busy life that sometimes good things pass without us noticing it because we are looking too far.
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@shubhu3 (18568)
• New Delhi, India
14 Jun 16
@annierose Ya well said buddy. :)
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@shubhu3 Are you familiar with "The Secrets."? It tells about being thankful every day.
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@Yar_Joey (3296)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Some still need money to survive
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Yes, it is true. We all need money but not all joys come from money alone.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 Jun 16
@annierose You know as I rad this thread the more i appreciate everything i have. Thank you for opening my eyes!
@allknowing (69560)
• India
22 Jun 16
This is my 'mantra' too. Small things happen everyday and if we ignore them then where is happiness?
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
22 Jun 16
You have a good mantra. I guess you have a well-contented life because you think positively. How are you doing nowadays?
@Chungshop (2363)
21 Jun 16
Really is a place for peace of mind, so calm that make you smile and money can't buy. Happiness are for those like you.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
22 Jun 16
Thank you so much. You deserved to be happy as well and each one of us here.
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@magallon (18116)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Yeah.. we have so many things to be thankful for. Small and simple things that should be appreciated. But let's accept the fact, that we cannot live without money. We cannot have those material things that we need without money. So all I can say is, appreciate what you have. May it small or big. Be thankful for everything that you received. And continue exerting effort to earn money.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Cristy! We do need money but if a person's world fully revolves around money, then I think it is not good. You are right about being thankful for everything. Practicing gratitude always is a good thing.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 Jun 16
@annierose I feel the same. I am myself downsizing throwing out all my extra things! Even throwing things out i haven't used in years!I am trying to read all my books and do my book on the computer so that i don't have to have extra paper around, but will do my research on paper!
@marlina (78259)
• Canada
18 Jun 16
I appreciate the little things in life, there is no such a thing as a big happiness waiting for us down the road, somewhere, sometime.