|“I believe that the principles by which you live is a measure of your faith.” – Karpal Singh (1940 – 2014)|
Let us be Moderate:The connection between
thankfulness and moderation
In our Chinese New Year advertisement, we elaborated the first point of the Ten Principles for a Moderate Malaysian. In this Vaisakhi message, we are happy to share the second principle. We hope you look forward to the upcoming eight.
Principle Number Two.
I will practice the spirit of thankfulness. Instead of complaining, I work with what I have. I know deeply that the little that I have is enough to move me forward if I am sincere and conscious.
1. Why thankfulness?
A moderate person practices thankfulness. A thankful person celebrates life. To be happy, we must first be thankful. Thankfulness is a sign of peace within. A thankful person believes life is good and will surround themselves with positivity. A thankful person will always interpret a future that moves forward. A thankful person is a happy person; and happiness breeds moderation. When we are thankful, we cleanse our heart off greed, envy, anger and pride.
2. Why what we have is enough?
Because that is the formula of success. Only those who believe that what they have is enough will be able to take action immediately. Those who feel that they do not have enough will play the waiting game and delay their actions. A person who believes that what they have is enough will not put the blame on external influences. A thankful person will work with what they have. They would make a home out of a humble house and a school out of a shack. They would turn to creativity, ingenuity and hard work when faced with obstacles.
3. How to be a thankful person?
A thankful person trusts in a merciful God and sees life as a gift. When put to test, even a great one, a thankful person believes that it is an opportunity to discover God’s message and God wants us to first fight the enemy within. To do that, a thankful person must first deal with himself. As Guru Nanak rightly puts it; by conquering your mind, you can conquer the world. As such, a thankful person will always see the silver lining or hikmah in every situation.
At zubedy, our programs draw strength from shared values and traditions. We believe that at heart, all Malaysians want good things for themselves and for their brother and sister Malaysians, simply because our nation cannot prosper as a whole if some of us are left behind.
You and I, we must practice the spirit of thankfulness and be Moderate Malaysians.
Let us add value,
Have A Meaningful Vaisakhi.