A reflection and life lesson

Life, many times, puts us in front of events that serve as an unexpected and very strong reality shock, so strong, that they are etched in the memory, for a long time. On Friday of last week, I stopped at the boardwalk, to talk to a good street sweeper, near one of these large garbage collectors, when suddenly, a man (looking like a homeless man), opened the collector leaned over him, looking that would pick up empty cans to sell, as we've seen others. However, to our surprise, when he raised his head, we saw that he was eating… .legs of food.

And, before we could react and offer him food, he almost ran, picking up other cans ahead. The three of us stood there, shocked, not believing what we saw. After that sad, how depressing fact, you who read this article, answer me: if you are healthy, food on the table, a roof to shelter you even if, at the moment, you are unemployed, do you have the courage to complain? So my dear readers, as difficult as it may be, let's exercise the habit of thanking.

Well, gratitude is a habit that should be part of our daily life, easy and not, but it is fundamental to feeling stronger and being able to find ways that lead us to be better people and create a world where PEACE, LIGHT and, LOVE, be part of our day to day. The habit of complaining must be combated, as it means, to cry twice for a bad fact.

On the contrary, gratitude, makes us see that even behind something bad, there will be something good that we may not see at first, but that we will be able to see and understand later. I can give an example of what I am saying: today, when I started my walk, I tripped and took a big tumble, but it seemed to be bad, it turned out to be something good, because the blessed tumble, made me “give up” on the walk, go back to home and with that, calling someone before I wanted to, resulting in the solution of a problem which made me very happy.

I invite everyone to exercise, the sweet office of GRATITUDE.

My name is Sonia Maria, I am from Rio, with great pride, lawyer, businesswoman. In my spare time I love reading good books, dancing, traveling, dating. And I am a very obstinate person, I know how to be patient, in fact, patience is essential so that we do not give up on our goals.