10 Questions To Make You Think – October

So this post has been here since September but as I said, I didn’t have time to update the website. I realise it’s absurdly late but that’s the last post of questions and it completes the project. I’ll make a post with all of them next.

  1. What do you crave?
    Sometimes you can allow yourself some little pleasures. We make a lot of resolutions and objectives and try to control ourselves but every once in a while we should just let go.
  2. In three words, describe your love life.
    Whether we like it or not, our love life has a big influence on our happiness. We should try to remember that happiness is within ourselves and that we shouldn’t depend on anyone else for our happiness. (I’ll be honest and say I find it hard to follow this advice most times).
  3. Do you have any new friends?
    Friends make everything so much better. There are so many amazing people in this world. I’m sure you have great friends but there’s always room for one more.
  4. Are you happy with your choices today?
    This is something that’s extremely important. We make choices all the time and then we have to live with them so make sure your choices are making you happy and following your principles.
  5. What is your biggest dream?
    Make sure you’re taking steps to achieve it, even if they are really small steps. Don’t leave your dream tucked away in a closet.
  6. What makes you feel wonderful?
    Make sure you have more of that every day 🙂
  7. You need patience for _________.
    Patience requires practice. Think about it positively: “This was brought into my life to help me improve my patience.”
  8. How much time do you spend commuting?
    Commuting is sometimes part of life but we need to make sure it’s worth it. If you can find a useful way to spend your commuting time, even if it’s just in silence meditating then it’s not wasted time. But if commuting is making you miserable then it might be time for some changes.
  9. Who do you count on?
    It’s always important to remember who are the people we can look for in troubled times. Be grateful and don’t take them for granted.
  10. How do you feel about your body?
    Your body doesn’t have to be perfect but being healthy is a part of happiness. Learn to accept your faults and don’t compare.

 

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Thank You

I live in the UK and here these two little words (together with Sorryare probably the most spoken ones. People might be considered over-polite here sometimes. When I lived in Brazil, no one used to thank the bus driver. Some people might do it but it’s just not part of the culture there. In the city where I lived, you left the bus through the back so even if you wanted to thank them, you wouldn’t be able to. Anyway, after living here, saying “Thank You” (or “Cheers”) became automatic. So today, I got the bus home and as I was getting off I said my usual  “Thank You” to the bus driver. However, for some reason, it got me thinking this time. Why am I thanking him? Is it `Thank you for stopping for me`? Is it `Thank you for taking me to this place I needed to go`? Is it `Thank you for being a bus driver`? But then I’d just be thanking him for doing his job. Hmm, and that’s exactly what it is. And why not? Why not thank someone to do their job? We thank the shop assistants after they served us here, the waiters when they bring the food, the taxi drivers, delivery people, etc. Thanks for working with this. If you didn’t have this job, I wouldn’t get this service I need.

I’m a teacher and when I teach people, you could say I am only doing my job. However, I can’t help but feel better after a tiring day when my students leave the classroom and say…guess?…”Thank You”. And I can’t help but smile when I receive feedback from the students and at the end of the page there’s a big “Thank You” and a happy face.

So that’s my post today. Let’s thank away. These two little words are so easy to say and can make someone’s job a little bit worthier.

And thank you all my readers for making this blog so meaningful to me =)

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