A grateful person is a happy person. Many spiritual traditions maintain this. Even science backs the claim that gratitude makes people happier. It was found in scientific researches that grateful people experience lower levels of depression and stress. They also demonstrate higher levels of life satisfaction, positive emotions, optimism and vitality.
Let me share with you a story of a blind girl…
Does God really exist? This is a question that everyone should ask as the existence of God has enormous implications on our lives and destinies. If God does not exist, not only would our lives become meaningless, we would also ultimately end in death. In such a scenario, it doesn't matter anymore how we live our lives; there would be no hope for deliverance from evil, aging, disease and ultimately, death. However, if God does exist, life will have a whole new meaning because there will be hope and redemption. We would then be able to know God and His love for us in a personal way. God's existence will thus make a tremendous life-changing difference for us!
The following story, one of the best that I've read, explains the existence of God...
In seminars that I conducted in the past, I would sometimes ask my participants: “What attitude have you brought here today?” Very often, I received puzzled looks from my seminar participants. Not surprising though, because most people don’t have a high level of attitude awareness. I'm indeed inspired by Nick Vujicic when I read about his story. His positive attitude towards life has touched me and transformed my perspective on attitude.
Everyone experiences fear. At times, getting rid of fear can seem like an impossibility to many people. The story of David and Goliath in the Bible (1 Samuel 17) always come to mind when I’m confronted with fear and other troubles which seemed too big for me to overcome. A brief summary of the story of David and Goliath…
Money seems to be one of the taboo subjects hardly discussed among family and friends. Even married couples tend to shun the money subject because it is deemed to be “sensitive.” I’ve often heard people saying, “Money destroys marriages!” “Money destroys lives!” “Money is the root of all evil!” However, I beg to differ. I believe with absolute certainty that money is NOT the root of all evil. More often than not, it is the lack of money that destroys marriages and lives!
The world is ever tempting us daily. We're bombarded by advertisements from various media promoting easy credit, glorifying luxurious lifestyles and encouraging us to give in to our sense of entitlement. You're tempted every now and then to treat yourself with some nice things in life regardless of whether you can afford them. Yes, you often feel entitled. You believe you deserve to pamper yourself with some luxuries because of your hard work. This was exactly how King Solomon (known for his wisdom, wealth and writings) felt when he said: "I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil" (Ecclesiastes 2:10).
Kelvin is a millionaire investor and landlord. He is financially free by 39 with his assets generating multiple streams of income to sustain his desired lifestyle. Kelvin owns a multi-million dollar property portfolio in Singapore, Australia and Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Dean's List) degree and a Business Management diploma. Read more.
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