Thank You

thank you

Two most powerful words…

As Andrew Merle defines it from his post How to Have an Attitude of Gratitude on Huffpost, “An attitude of gratitude means making it a habit to express thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of your life, on a regular basis, for both the big and small things alike.”

Some people have a habit of expressing their appreciation while some get used to the help, the gifts, or favor that they can no longer appreciate it anymore.

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Trustworthy She Is Not

Do you know someone whom you think can be a good friend, but later on you realized he or she’s just a backstabbing bitch? Excuse me for my French. 🙂 I am asking because I know one.

I am struggling to find a friend, a confidante, because I have trust issues. I don’t trust easily. I have lost faith in humanity because I see treachery, disloyalty, unfaithfulness, duplicity, false-heartedness, and deception firsthand and I have seen a lot of movies about betrayals and deceits. Everybody just wants to be somebody other than being trustworthy, to advance themselves further regardless of who’s gonna get hurt along the way.

In a country where being friendly is not everyone’s priority, it is really hard to find a friend. So when I was on my lowest point and wanted to resign from my position, a colleague in sheep’s clothing approached me and offered some help. I thought she was genuine.

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Friends…

I stumbled upon a piece from Vera Nazarian’s book entitled “The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration”:

Friends

What do you think? Do you agree with her?

My best friend is my husband. We’ve been through a lot. We fought, we laughed, we cried. I don’t think I can find another person who can understand me and accept me for who I am, for what I have become.

I have friends in high school, in college, and in my previous job. Some are still in contact with me, thanks to Facebook. But it is really different because I am now living in another country. Things changed as we don’t see each other everyday anymore.

Right now I am struggling to find a new friend. I have workmates, but too early to call some as friends. I guess it is true. It takes time and effort to have a friend and to become a friend.

Are You an Extrovert or an Introvert?

Interaction

Are you a sociable person or you prefer to be alone? Are you a wallflower – a shy or reserved – who prefers to observe than to mingle with the others? Or are you an extrovert – an outgoing person – who likes being with and talking to other people?

They said no man is an island. No one is self-sufficient. Everyone needs someone in their life, someone they can rely on. But does this apply to introverts, to loners, to wallflowers? Maybe at some point in their life.

While extroverts cannot survive without talking and interacting with other people, introverts on the other hand struggle to be in a group. They prefer to be alone, reading books, playing computer games, listening to music, or doing household chores. Interaction with others is something that gives them anxiety problem and it will just complicate things.

So what are you? Do you agree with Charles? Let me know what you think? 🙂

How to Fight Depression?

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Depression is a serious mental illness that should not be set aside. According to National Institute of Mental Health, “depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.”

Depressed people feel hopeless, empty, and sad. They are very pessimistic and easily get irritated. They easily feel guilty for something they did or did not do. They feel worthless that they think of committing suicide. They think that death is the only solution to everything.

They either lose their appetite or like to eat a lot. So you can see any weight gain or weight loss. Some have trouble sleeping. Some sleep too much. They most likely have difficulty remembering and concentrating. They struggle in making decisions.

So if you are suffering from depression, there are natural treatments to help you. Together with therapy and if needed taking medications, you can fight it back.

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