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“29th story”

First published: March.08.2018

A woman was complaining a lot about her life to her mother, saying:

“-nights pass by so hard because my husband snores a lot.


-My daughter always complains while washing dishes.


-We pay a lot on taxes and it’s killing me.

-I come home very tired and exhausted.

-It’s so hard to mop the floor and clean the windows.


-When I get sick, it is frustrating, I don’t have time for that.


-Buying gifts for Christmas is so annoying, I don’t like it.

-I hate waking up early in the morning by my alarm.”

When she stopped to sip her tea, her mom said: “I remember experiencing all of these frustrating life challenges as well. But I looked at them all in a different way and with an opposite attitude. I remember I thanked God every night for;

-My husband is snoring, that means he is alive.

-My daughter is mumbling while washing the dishes, which means she is at home safe.


-We pay lots of taxes, which means we have jobs.


-I come home tired at the end of the day, that means I was capable of doing hard work.

-I have to mop and wash the windows, which means I own a home and I have shelter.


-When I get sick sometimes, it reminds me to be thankful for the healthy days.

-When it is time to buy gifts for Christmas, it means I have loved ones around me.

-When I have to get up early with an alarm, that means I have the chance to see another day.”



The mother sipped her tea and continued: “It is completely up to us my dear, how to look at the world around us.”



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  1. Very beautifully motive your daughter. I think is the lesson we all should teach our new generation. What you say ?

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  2. I love how you tell stories, Laleh. Every time your blog shows up in my reader, I hurry to come so I can read your story. 😉
    My mom snored loudly. We used to joke about it; now we miss it a lot.
    Have a great day.

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  3. These are blessings we tend to overlook. Lovely post.

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  4. A very good midweek message on seeing the positive sides in life!

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  5. If we have a positive attitude things will most likely turn out OK but if we have a negative attitude it will be most likely a negative outcome. The mother is right, it’s what we make of it.

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  6. Beautiful, Laleh. If we don’t live our live in gratitude then we are at loss.

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  7. Good reframe 🙂

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  8. How true! Lovely post to make us realise what we have.

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  9. I love your stories …great work done

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  10. Hey Laleh, Namaste 🙂

    How are you? Another delight well told, thank you.

    One wonders why her husband stayed around? lol 🙂

    Have a great week!

    Namaste 🙂


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  11. Half full satisfies; half empty debilitates. It is why we were given free will.

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  12. Beautiful tale again from you we always have to be optimistic no matter what, life is too short like an eye blink.

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  13. Beautiful story shared and moral too!! Life is full good things and only a change is needed our thoughts!!! Be thankful to God for whatever we have because for many we a luxurious life living

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  14. I love this story! As Wayne Dyer said, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” 🙂

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  15. Such positive vibes in this post. Loved it:-)

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  16. So very true! Thank you so much for sharing my dear! God bless you! Xxoo

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  17. wow – this is deeply touching – I have family in Iran, they were reading your post, I have to admit we were touched and into tears.

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  18. The only way one ought to be looking at life is through the prism of positivity, as underpinned by your observations here. Also, many thanks to you Laleh for your interest in my offerings which in turn has connected me to your world. Best wishes… Raj.

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  19. Superb! I loved it!

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  20. you are welcome anytime!

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  21. Your beautiful pictures just made my day. Thank you so much for adding such magical drop of pictures in my jar of motivation.I feel blessed by your writing and pictures right now.
    I found delight love in what you just said in your post.
    Again such a beautiful write with pictures are good also on your blog.
    Keep the vibes on.

    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  22. Thanks Mr/Mrs   for accepting and following my blog.

    I’m available to read your post at my convenient time.

    You have such an interesting topic I will love to read in
    your blog.

    I still remain  the simple blogger…..

    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  23. I really like your blog and your views ❤️

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  24. this is indeed informative, great prepared post…so enjoyable to read!!!


  25. Yes…so perfectly spoken my friend.

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  26. Mompelen helpt niet ;Het werk moet toch gebeuren

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  27. Great moral.. We enjoy a lot of blesssings.. But it depends on how we see them. Best regards.

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  28. There’s always some space for positivity in our life. People who talks negatively should think about this. Looking for a chance even face hardships in life is a great trait of a man. Beautiful post.👌

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  29. rose pink
    but i must
    and think
    ah so~

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  30. perspectives in life – well written

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  31. Beautifully expressed indeed. Thanks for sharing your wonderful message. 😊💕

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  32. As it says….” a glass filled halfway with water, is never a half empty glass of water, it is always a half full glass of water.”

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  33. A great lesson to learn. Always be grateful for what you have.

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  36. Indeed, it’s about having the right perspective! Blessings!

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  37. So meaningful. During this hard-time, we really need to think the way the mother thinks. 🙂 Thanks for this beautiful post. 🙂

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