To Complain or To Be Grateful--Lessons from life

@Jemina (5783)
February 8, 2007 10:50pm CST
When we feel that we are treated unfairly we easily complain. But when we get little presents do we easily say "thank you?" Suppose you get a moneygram worth $150. What's your initial reaction? Smile? Wondering where it came from? As you track source you discovered that you had a millionaire distant relative who had just died and therefore left his great wealth. And his last will says that you will get $150. Are you going to say "thank you" or "is this all?"
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@simplysue (631)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I would say thank you. If this distant relative would even think of me at all I would be grateful as he could have not remembered me in any way.
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@Jemina (5783)
12 Feb 07
That's a valid point too. thanks for your responses. I really appreciate them all.
@abhiquest (580)
• India
9 Feb 07
I think everything brings in happiness or sorrow when we try to go for comparisons. $150 in comparison to a million dollars is small but it is still a big amount than having nothing at all. So, I would just say thanks.
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@Jemina (5783)
12 Feb 07
That's a good attitude. Just say thank you for anything we get. It's just the right thing to do. Thanks.
@Lostinoz (145)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I would feel honored to receive this gift from a distant relative who thought enough of me to will it to me. However, I would be extremely upset with myself for not taking the time to get to know this person better as I would have most probably missed out on the gift of friendship, which is far more valuable to me. I must remember to continually give thanks for everything from the One who gives His grace to me.
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@Jemina (5783)
12 Feb 07
Nice response. You blessed soul, may your good deeds grow and bear fruits. Thanks for your response.
@joy1982 (226)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
ohh.. ill be surprise.. and thankful..nobody will give you that amount..and you see your distant relatives still knows you and concern about you... thats rare.. but i think thats also very weird.. that someone will give you that amount and you dont knw him/her
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@Jemina (5783)
1 Mar 07
I think that's weird--he's got million dollars all he/she gave you is $150. Where else would he give the rest considering that you're the nearest kin he/she had?
• Canada
28 Feb 07
I would say "thank you," because it was something I wasn't expecting, and because it was a nice thought. The cousin may have all kinds of reasons for "only" leaving $150. *big family *charity *teach me how to be greatful for the little things Who knows?
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@Jemina (5783)
1 Mar 07
Deep thinker, I like your answer.
@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I would be upset I never got to meet them. And if I had met them I would be asking my parents why I never knew of them. I would cry that someone loved me enough to leave me anything even a nick nac in their will and I didn't or hardly knew them. I would be grateful.
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@Jemina (5783)
28 Feb 07
Hi Avonrep, you've definitely given me another view that further proves our diversities. And I'm happy that I'm learning a lot from you and everyone here at mylot. Have a great day. Best regards :-)
@geejoy (344)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
whether big or small gifts are enough for me to say thank you to the person who gave me the gifts..the fact that they remember me and have exerted some extra effort to give me a gift is enough to brighten my day...
@Jemina (5783)
12 Feb 07
Korek ka dyan! After all we were not expecting anything anyway, right? That's just wonderful enough. thanks for your response.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
9 Feb 07
I would be very thankful I mean espically from a relative I heardly knew.
@Jemina (5783)
12 Feb 07
That's nice to know. thanks for your response.
@crosa125 (1484)
11 Feb 07
well if any one do any thing for me even a little i always apprecaite that there and then.
@Jemina (5783)
12 Feb 07
Great attitude. I like that. Thanks for your response.