Day Four of the 21 Days Gratitude Challenge

I have learned that for a lot of us, it is only too easy to be grateful when things are going well for us.

When things are going bad though, that is where we begin to struggle. It is too easy to complain and to begin blaming. And blaming comes naturally to us. Perhaps our ancestors, Adam and Eve were to be blamed for our bad attitude. Now I’m blaming too!

We blame our situation, we blame our parents, we blame others, and worse still, we blame God.

Here’s the bottom line, though. [tweet_quote]Whatever or whoever we blame is not going to change our situation around.[/tweet_quote]

Your happiness should and cannot be determined by what happens on the outside. Only an attitude of gratitude will determine your happiness. [tweet_quote]Stop blaming now. Start being grateful today.[/tweet_quote]

Today, I’m grateful for:

1. It is Monday and I decided to make it one of my most productive days. I am grateful that God made it happen for me. He has given me this day as a gift and I am glad that I did not waste it.

2.  Although only a handful of people decided to stick around and continue the challenge, I am grateful for the ones who stayed.

3. A dear friend of mine contacted me asking for my help to promote a charity cause which I shall detail below, and I am honored, also grateful for the opportunity to partner with her for a good cause:

Your donation is needed to give the gift of sight.

Dr. ‘s Koffie Foundation has partnered up with A NEW VISION Foundation (under the supervision of Dr . Sanduk Ruit) to host a mass cataract surgery charity event in Nias , on the 23rd  May – 1st Junie2014. Money you donated will be 100 % attributed to the surgery of cataract + drugs + counseling & post -operation care.

The Mass Cataract Surgery will be held in Nias in the following locations: Mount Sitoli , Telo Island , Teluk Dalam

Facts to consider:
– Indonesia is currently listed as second highest level of blindness worldwide.
4 out of 5 cases of blindness were actually preventable, if detected early.
– And the majority of the causes of blindness were cataract.
– The communities of Nias Island were susceptible to cataracts due to the coastal climate and thus they are often exposed to excessive UV rays .
– More than 70 % of the population live below the poverty line.
– There are 12,000 people who are blind, every year 800 people get added to it.
– There is only 1 (ONE) Eye specialist doctor on the island of Nias, and he is only available in the capital city, Gunung Sitoli.

Please visit www.anewvision.org for more information.

If you wish to participate in this event and donate, please let us know in the comments below and I will share with you information about how to donate and where. Alternatively, you could contact each organisations directly.

DR’S KOFFIE Foundation      : 061-452 7297  or  0812 6329 5742 (Winny)

A NEW VISION Foundation  : 0812 608 8388 (Elwi)

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