Tuesday, May 29, 2007

grateful journal

While I was combing my hair, just letting it air dry and sometimes I let the fan help hasten the drying process. Many insights came to mind that I knew should be written as soon as in this blog otherwise it will be fermenting in the back of my mind, change in form as the days pass or I just simply forget. I realized that I should be thankful for my straight black hair. As I comb, I realized that some people do spend a fortune to have their hair polished and maintained. On my part, I rarely blow dry my hair, just wearing a clip most of the time, and sometimes I even sleep even if my hair is still wet. I was supposed to have it cut really short again the past week but today, since the weather is cooler, I was able to re-think my plan. I guess that small change in perspective of being grateful for my hair, made me realize that indeed there are many everyday things I should be grateful for. However mundane, what you think and what you say have immense power. The effect of a simple thought seemed to magnify into positive proportions.

This reminded me that about two weeks ago I want to share this:

..."If you look back on my journal when I was 15, 16 it's all filled with boy trouble, men trouble, my daddy won't let me go to Shoney's with Anthony Odie, things like that. As I have grown older, I have learned to appreciate living in the moment and I ask that you do, too. I am asking this graduating class, those of you here, I've asked all of my viewers in America and across the world to do this one thing. Keep a grateful journal. Every night list five things that happened this day, in days to come that you are grateful for. What it will begin to do is to change your perspective of your day and of your life. I believe that if you can learn to focus on what you have, you will always see that the universe is abundant and you will have more. If you concentrate and focus in your life on what you don't have, you will never have enough. Be grateful. Keep a journal. You are all over my journal tonight."
--TV host Oprah Winfrey, Wellesley College, May 30, 1997

2 comments:

Senor Enrique said...

I've recently cropped my hair real short so I no longer have to sit in front of the fan to dry it after taking a shower!

Now I only have to towel dry and apply some virgin oil on my hair and walah! I'm done!

Daisy said...

Hello Senor Enrique,

Ako po ginaya ko na ikaw-- pina gupit ko na rin po ang buhok ko-- anyway hahaba pa naman ang buhok.

super init po kasi...medyo hindi nga po ako naka blog recently.

Thanks for visiting :)

God bless