Tag Archives: gratitude

How to pray?

Since the beginning of 2016, Little Prince’s father has been aiming for a high-flying job through his connection capital. In autumn 2016, when Little Prince’s maternal grandfather learned that his paternal grandmother prayed for Little Prince’s father not getting a job overseas, Little Prince’s maternal grandfather shared a fresh perspective with me, though it’s harsh […]

How to focus on flowers instead of flaws?

Many things are not perfect, we live in environments with flaws, but there are also flowers. It’s what we focus on that matter! In the evening of 20171205, I brought Little Prince to attend his first Christmas Tree Lighting Event at Beach Rotana. It was an unplanned visit which I decided upon learning that I […]

How to have happy and successful play dates?

As of 20171004, Little Prince has been to four different play dates (at three different families) in this autumn 2017 as planned. We look forward to more happy play dates that allow us to learn and make more friends. Little Prince enjoyed playing toys of his friends (especially given how minimalist we live), we also […]

How to stay calm?

We accept that we don’t always have beautiful days, but we can choose to always seek the positivity amidst the negativity. To stay calm, remember our priorities when we are flooded with incessant demands. we do our best to use more positive words. learn about adjectives that positively describe ourselves. If others use negative words […]

What are our stories in autumn 2017 (part 2)?

This is part 2 of our autumn 2017 stories. On 20170912, after meeting my clients in the morning, I rushed to pick Little Prince up. Thankfully, I was allowed to eat at his school cafetaria (hence I had energy to meet my afternoon clients). School food tends to be cheaper than restaurant, and healthier than […]

Why telling someone to be grateful may not work?

In summer 2017, I realized that I would prefer to sincerely express my gratitude, instead of telling someone (including Little Prince and Little Princess) to be grateful. To inspire, we need to willingly act (not just talk). Why? Gratitude is a feeling and feelings change. Telling someone to be grateful as things could be worse […]

Why are we constantly seeking a better life?

When Little Princess turned 10 months old, I decided to bring her on a bus ride to a shopping complex N to get my favorite chocolate cake for a celebration. The celebratory cake was considered cheap yet the taste was above average. I also wanted to print photos at 25 cents/4R but the shop was […]