Be Grateful

by Patrick Liew on August 16, 2019

Be Grateful

I’m grateful that I was born in a poor family.

It grounded me to realities of life.

I’m grateful that I was blessed with ADHD.

It inspired me to cope with it and with many other setbacks in life.

I’m grateful that I did not excel in my studies.

It empowered me to connect with ordinary people.

I’m grateful my parents could not afford to give me a university education.

It compelled me to learn throughout my life and complete a doctoral degree.

I’m grateful that I went through one of the toughest courses in the army.

It strengthened me to face problems and challenges.

I’m grateful that I’m not smart and so I worked harder in the workplace.

Working hard helped me rose through rank and file to look after the Asia Pacific region for an MNC.

I’m grateful that I failed badly when I first became an entrepreneur.

It developed a never-give-up spirit in me.

I’m grateful that at the peak of my business, I crashed and lost everything.

It forced me to redesign the business model and eventually listed the company on Singapore Exchange.

I’m grateful that I went through a few near-death experiences.

They helped me value life and aspire to live life to the fullest.

I’m grateful that I was kidnapped.

It awoken me to realise what matters most is our Creator and the people and environment around me.

I’m grateful that I went through many painful experiences.

It enlightened me to understand and reach out to the least, the last, and the lost.

I’m grateful for my life. It helped me enjoy every passing moment.

What are you grateful about in your life?


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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