I don’t know about other coffee lovers, but for me one of the many good reasons I love ‘coffee-ing’ outside is it gives me time to just seat and reflect on the things I gather from the busy waking life. I love that every sip from the cup I don’t only feel relaxed from the aroma of the strong coffee, but it also gives me some moment to put together the things I’ve learned from daily living, however shallow or deep. Let me share some thoughts I had from my latest coffee musings. Here goes:
RULE NO. 1
Never brag about your (or your family’s) career, success, wealth, possession and intelligence to the point that others are second rate. Being grateful is a different thing. Call it class or humility, rather. (I’m sure you experience laughing silently when someone indulges into this kind of vice or you get embarass for them. Total turn off, right?)
RULE NO. 2
The moment you are tempted to judge others and think they are beneath you, pause and consider that they might not be as cocky as you are or as vocal about your details. Not because they do not tell you, they do not experience it. Successful people work in silence. Be humble.
RULE NO. 3
Relax. Do not compare, because it is NOT the same thing – and this applies to almost everything.
RULE NO. 4
Hang around with people who breathe the same air. It makes life less complicated.
RULE NO. 5
Be sensitive. Respect other people’s pain. Timing is everything. There is always a time to say something and a time to just shut up.
RULE NO. 6
Be kind. Be the bigger person. Make an effort to lessen your exposure to toxic people and follow rule no. 4.
RULE NO. 7
Travel even at least once a year. Learn other culture. Try a different dish. Explore and do some adventures. Save for it.
RULE NO. 8
Read good books.
RULE NO. 9
Listen to sound advices from people who are already living your dream. They say, you are the 5 people you hang around with. Vibe is contagious so be very careful.
RULE NO. 10
Always have a grateful heart. Be grateful for closed doors because most of the time it is for your protection. Be grateful when people assess you unfairly and think you cannot do it. God will exhault you and will give you favors beyond what you deserve. Be grateful for the blessings and the lessons. Be grateful for the times you have nothing and times you have more than what you need. Be grateful for the times you are in pain and in pure joy. It makes you tougher, but it also softens your heart.Be grateful for the opportunity to wait and hope, it deepens your faith and allows you experience ‘answered prayers’. ?