Dydara's Blog

September 9, 2011

The power of gratitude

Filed under: Interesting and Useful Topics — dydara @ 8:46 pm

I am most proud of my parents. Because of them, I have been able to live the life I want to. មាតាបិតាជាព្រះអាទិទេព(God)របស់កូនប្រុសស្រី កូនគប្បីធ្វើសេចក្តីគោរពកោតក្រែងចំពោះលោកទាំងពីរ និងចិញ្ចឹមបីបាច់ថែរក្សាលោកឲ្យបានសេចក្តីសុខ ទាន់ពេលលោកមានជីវិតរស់នៅ ដើម្បីកុំឲ្យមានវិប្បដិសារីទៅថ្ងៃក្រោយ។ កូនដែលប្រកបដោយកតញ្ញុតាធម៌ រមែងបាននូវសិរីមង្គលគ្រប់ប្រការ និងគ្រប់ទីកន្លែង.(If you cannot read it, because it is Khmer font )

This topic is dedicated to my lovely parents. Thank you so much for everything that my parents have done for me. Thanks for being such a wonderful parents for me. I have been taught and energized, and they have touched my heart. I’m proud of that. Thanks to my parents who have done many good things to me and have added value to me. I would like to show my gratitude and appreciate towards my parents, who forebear pain and discomfort in bringing me up to adulthood. I will always be indebted to them. My Mother, My Hero: The most special person in my life! My Parents are the best gifts that ever happened to my life. I’m proud of that. I am most proud of my parents. Because of them, I have been able to live the life I want to. I love spending time with family!  I love my parents with all my♥heart♥ I would climb the highest mountain, swim the deepest sea, and walk across the hottest desert just to tell my parents how incredibly special you two mean to me.

This topic is also dedicated to my friends. Thank you for your wonderful friendship.

There are so many good things have happened to my life, I think because I have gratitude in my attitude! 😀

“There is one thing and just one that stands out above all other things in my life: That word is gratitude.” Dy Dara 

Gratitude is my favorite word. Why? Because it’s incredibly, awesomely, stunningly (insert over the top adjective of your choice here) powerful.


 “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” I have a very strong sense of gratitude and I live a very happy life. Gratitude is an essential part of a good life. If you don’t appreciate the people, places, and things that make up your life, you don’t have much motivation do anything.
 I’d choose Gratitude over Love.

Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling, emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. 

For the last few years I have developed my sense of gratitude, understanding, patience, forgiveness and self improvement.

In my life, many people have treated me very well and have touched my heart. Thanks for being such a wonderful inspiration to me. Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me. It is my honor to know you guys. With lots of ♥love and hopes to a long lasting friendship. You are in my mind and in my heart. I’m Glad to have you! Just wanted to remind you how special you are!  Remember, those whose lives you have touched and whose have touched yours are always a part of you.  You are one of the best gifts that ever happened to my life. I’m proud of that. I would like to show my gratitude and appreciate toward everyone who has touched my heart. 

Gratitude keeps me safe! Sometimes I have a bad temper, do you want to know “How can I hold it?” Thanks to the power of gratitude and quotes.  I always think of my parents I can bear all pains for my parents’ sake and I don’t want to cause them any grief, so it makes me have the courage to walk away from unnecessary conflict. I would not do anything potentially dangerous. “If you can control one moment of anger, you can escape hundred days of sorrow” “Be patient. Because one moment of impatience can ruin a whole life.” 


In Robert Emmons book, Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier, his research showed that people who regularly practice gratitude have better relationships with others, report better mood, higher self-esteem, sleep better and have more energy. Feeling fortunate for what we have can be more rewarding than any material gift in the long run!  But research on appreciation and gratitude also shows that it’s not a natural part of development in children—it’s learned behavior.

 For things, I have a strong sense of appreciation or taste = Ability to appreciate what is beautiful! ! I have seen many good places but I still feel like I am from countryside, still say wow, that’s awesome when I see this room.

For people, I am grateful to those who have done something for me and I always remember that! 😀  Thank you so much! 🙂 Remember, those whose lives you have touched and whose have touched yours are always a part of you.

What Am I Grateful For?

If you can’t think of 10 new things each day to be grateful for you’re not looking hard enough because they’re out there.

The act of searching our minds for things that we’re grateful for is a brilliant state changer. It will improve your mood, make you feel more resourceful and stop any thoughts of self-pity that can lead toward developing a victim mindset creeping in.

My gratitude quotes

“He who does not thank for little will not thank for much.”  ~ Estonian Proverb

When I can read and better understand English, I feel gratitude for my parents’ support. And even I work for them, they don’t pressure me and I have more time to read on the Internet and to write for my blog. 

It’s the power of gratitude. I have lived in Battambang for 4 years and I don’t enjoy my life here but I do this for my parents. I know this is nothing compare to what my parents have done for me. I don’t get mad at some people because of that as well!  

I feel honor and gratitude to my friends and relatives who always ask me to join their trip, even though I have a little money. 

I am very grateful that I have been a part of SSEAYP; it gives me a great sense of pride.  It’s an honor and I will never forget it.

I have a short attention span but when I have decided to do something, I put my all into it. I think it is good I can find a new thing. “Out with the Old, in with the new” I find myself getting bored easily with people but gratitude, love, obsession, fun, and friendship stand out above that thing and make me not get bored with them. Just because I have a short attention span doesn’t mean I can’t have a long one. I actually can pay attention for a long time unless things get really boring.

Attitude of Gratitude.

When you’re grateful for who you are and accept how other people are, you raise your tolerance and respect for others to another level. Your perceptions of yourself and others change and your relationships improve logically. Combining gratitude and forgiveness definitely skyrocket your relationships.

 The power of gratitude: When you develop the habit of gratitude in any circumstances you also surrender your obsessions with controlling everything in your life and let the door open for Divine interventions and creative solutions. How gratitude can help me realize my dreams?

When you’re grateful for the good things in your life, you attract even more of blessings into your life. The more you experience this principle in your life, the more energy you can invest in making your dreams come true. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. “

How did your personal life change through the practice of gratitude?

I could have never imagined how two simple words as “Thank You” would transform my life. I have been blessed behind my craziest dreams. However, the most amazing blessing is the ability to live in the instant with peace and joy whatever the situation. When I say “thank you” for the present moment, I raise my awareness of the “now,” and I authorize myself to live fully in any moment. I’m not on autopilot anymore and believe me, this is a life transformation experience.

How gratitude can influence my relationships?

When you’re grateful for who you are and accept how other people are, you raise your tolerance and respect for others to another level. Your perceptions of yourself and others change and your relationships improve logically. Combining gratitude and forgiveness definitely skyrocket your relationships.

Say it loud, write it, chant gratitude but above all never forgets to do it. Because Gratefulness contains magic inside and has the power to transform your life.

 “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

I like helping people, but one thing I wonder the people I’ve helped, they couldn’t return my favors. I didn’t expect that return. But there are always someone else does me a great favors, I didn’t do something for that someone to deserve that things.  I don’t like to owe someone’s favor, but I am still deeply indebted to many people. For that I gratitude and appreciate.  We cannot live alone in this world; we need each other’s help. Help what we can with others in need…the world is ONE big family! 

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.”

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

I have attitude of gratitude so I think my life is wonderful! 🙂 Why? There are so many reasons that I and you can think of that makes our life wonderful. For me I am so blessed to have my lovely parents and I’m so grateful for the family and so many friends that love me and care about. It’s about happy moments and good memories. If you remember, great life doesn’t change.

Cultivating Gratitude

“Wherever you go you can find something to complain about.”  If we travel, we can complain about lumpy beds and crowded airports.  But if we stay home, we can complain that we never go anywhere interesting and there’s never anything good on television.  In Japanese language there is a term — on.  The meaning of on often includes a sense of gratitude combined with a desire to repay others for what we have been given.  It’s not just that we feel grateful, or that we express our gratitude, but that we actually experience a sincere desire to give something back.  We might think of it as appreciation that stimulates a sense of obligation.  Not an externally imposed obligation.  But a sense of obligation that arises naturally within us as we recognize how we have been supported and cared for by others.

The Power Of Gratitude To Unleash
Unlimited Abundance And Happiness In Your Life

                                            Developing an attitude of sincere and “heartfelt gratitude”

for your current blessings unleashes the power
for receiving many more. Every Day Give Thanks.

 The Power of Gratitude

By Kevin Eikenberry

If I could offer you a magic potion that would make you happier, healthier, more optimistic and more productive, and tell you that potion would cost nothing and will require very little effort to use, would you be interested?

Let me ask the question differently.

If this potion existed would you want some?

Of course you would! Unfortunately, I don’t have a potion that will do these things. But each of us has something even better than a potion that will do all of those things and more…


Science tells us that an “attitude of gratitude” is a good health choice. Being more grateful more often makes us happier and more optimistic. But gratitude also adds to the bottom line – in very real ways. And the best news about gratitude is that it requires little time and no money.

Here are five reasons gratitude improves your productivity and results:

Gratitude attracts what we want. The universal law of attraction says that we will attract into our life the things we think about and focus on. Since this is true, wouldn’t you want more of what you are thankful for? (I think I know the answer to that!) Remember that when you are consciously aware of your blessings, and are grateful for them, you are focusing more clearly on what you do want in your life – and are attracting more of those things into your life.

Gratitude improves relationships. We learn the importance of saying “thank you” as little children. We are taught that habit because it is “good manners.” This childhood lesson is extremely powerful. Think about those people that you know who are most appreciative of you – and let you know it. How do you feel about them? Does their appreciation positively impact your relationship with them? Of course it does! Be grateful for people, their contributions, their talents and their actions – and make sure you let them know how you feel.

Gratitude reduces negativity. It is hard to be negative about your situation when you are thinking about things for which you are grateful. One of the fastest ways to improve your mood or outlook is to count your blessings.

Gratitude improves problem solving skills. Too often we look at problem solving with a very jaded view. “Something is wrong. We have barriers in our way. Then, we have to put in effort to fix it.” Conversely, when we think about what we are grateful for we open our minds up to new possibilities and connections. We also enter a problem solving situation with a perspective of improvement and opportunity rather than challenge or issue.

Gratitude helps us learn. Every dark cloud has a silver lining. Behind every problem lies an opportunity. Being grateful for our situation – even if we don’t like everything about it – allows us to be thankful for the opportunity to learn something new.

That’s Fine, But How?

At this point you may be thinking, OK, sounds great, but how can I really be more grateful, more often?

It’s really very easy.

Let’s practice right now.

1. Make a list of five things you are grateful for right now. These can be big things (like your family) or little things (like the fact that someone held the door open for you this morning). This can be a mental list or written down. Do it now.

2. Reflect on your list and allow yourself to feel good about these things.

3. If there is a person you can thank or show your appreciation to, do that now too (a quick call or email is a good start!).

You can do this exercise anytime, and you don’t have to stop at five things. In fact, it is a great idea to keep a running list in your Journal, planner or notebook – this way you can return to your list anytime you wish, reinforcing your gratitude.

But at any moment you can make a list, bask in those thoughts, and share that thankfulness with others.

You’ve probably thought of being thankful as a good thing to do or the right thing to do. But now hopefully you see it can be even more powerful than “right.”

Gratitude is an attitude. Gratitude is a choice. And gratitude is a habit. When we consciously practice being grateful for the people, situations and resources around us we begin to attract better relationships and results. The habit will be strengthened as you make the choice each day.

“There are four people you need to forgive if you are serious about changing your life and learning how to live in the now. The first are your parents, living or dead. You must absolutely forgive them for every mistake they ever made in bringing you up. At the very least, you should be grateful to them for giving you life. They got you here. If you are happy to be alive, you can forgive them for everything else. Never complain about them again.” Brian Tracy

Credit to Jessi Yun “មនុស្សគ្រប់គ្នាតែងមានពេលតូចចិត្តនឹងខ្លួនឯង គិតថាខ្លួនជាមនុស្សគ្មានបានការ គ្មានសេចក្តីសុចបំផុតនៅលើលោក ហើយក៏គ្មានអ្នកណាអាចយល់ពីអារម្មណ៍របស់គេឡើយ ពេលខ្លះដល់ថ្នាក់គិតខ្លីបញ្ចប់ជីវិតរបស់ខ្លួន តែគេមិនបានគិតដល់ថាខណៈពេលដែលគេកំពុងទួញសោកនៅក្នុងបន្ទប់គេង នៅលើពូកដ៏ទន់ល្មើយ នៅក្នុងទីដ៏មានសុវត្ថិភាព មានមនុស្សរួមលោកជាច្រើនដែលខ្វះទីអាស្រ័យ គ្មានសំលៀកបំពាក់ល្អស្លៀក រើសសំណល់អាហារបរិភោគតាមចិញ្ចើមផ្លូវ ភ័យខ្លាចគ្រប់ពេលវេលា ខ្លះត្រូវបង្ខំចិត្តចាកចោលស្រុកកំណើតព្រាត់ញាតិសណ្តានបងប្អូនមិត្តភក្តិបណ្តែតទូកផ្សងព្រេងតាមមហាសមុទ្រប្រឈមមុខនឹងគ្រោះថ្នាក់រាប់មិនអស់ដើម្បីសុំត្រឹមតែបានរស់រានមានជីវិតនៅក្នុងទីដែលស្ងប់សុខបន្តិច។ តើពួកគេល្អជាងអ្នករឺ? តើលើលោកនេះ អ្នកអភ័ព្វជាងគេរឺ? តើអ្នកគ្មានសេចក្តីសុខបំផុតរឺ? យ៉ាងហោចណាស់ក៏អ្នកអាចអានអ្វីដែលខ្ញុំសរសេរបានស្របពេលដែលមនុស្សមួយចំនួនគ្មានលទ្ធភាពសូម្បីតែចូលរៀន… យ៉ាងហោចណាស់អ្នកមានពេលវេលាអានអត្ថបទរបស់ខ្ញុំស្របពេលដែលមនុស្សមួយចំនួនកំពុងរើកកាយធុងសំរាមរើសសំណល់អាហារបរិភោគ… យ៉ាងហោចណាស់អ្នកមានទូរស័ព្ទល្អ រឺឧបករណ៍ទំនើបៗកំពុងកាន់នៅក្នុងដៃស្របពេលដែលមនុស្សមួយចំនួនកំពុងកាន់អំបោសស្លាបមាន់បោសកញ្ចក់រថយន្តអោយគេនៅតាមផ្លូវដើម្បីទទួលបានក្តីសណ្តោសពីគេបន្តិចបន្តួច…
ប្រសិនបើអ្នកជួបពួកគេទាំងនោះ តើអ្នកនឹងមានអារម្មណ៍បែបណា?
ជាទូទៅ គ្មាននរណាម្នាក់ដែលមិនធ្លាប់អន់ចិត្តនឹងវាសនាខ្លួនឯងនោះទេ ប៉ុន្តែសូមក្រលេកមើលមនុស្សលោកមួយចំនួនដែលមានឈ្មោះជាមនុស្សនឹងគេដែរ តែស្ថិតក្នុងពិភព១ផ្សេងទៀតដ៏អាប់អួរ អ្នកសំណាងជាងគេឆ្ងាយណាស់។
ដូច្នេះ សូមប្រើប្រាស់ជីវិតរបស់អ្នកអោយបានល្អប្រសើរ ហើយវានឹងរឹតតែល្អប្រសិនបើយើងអាចចែករំលែកសេចក្តីសុខជាមួយមនុស្សលោកគ្រប់រូប។”

Sometimes I want to be a caged bird because of the power of gratitude! 😀


Sometimes when you focus too much on where you are going, you forget to be grateful and enjoy where you are.

What’d you do to repay our gratitude?

I did my part, now you do yours.

With Gratitude,

Dy Dara


  1. good useful blog, thank you for sharing

    Comment by John Pecora — November 13, 2011 @ 1:47 am | Reply

  2. love the pictures xo

    Comment by Karen Rapport — November 28, 2011 @ 4:02 am | Reply

  3. This is indeed a motivational passage. Little thing you call gratitude will propel one in a very long way. I like the idea and how you explain gratitude here. Such a grateful and honest explanation.

    Comment by Chlang Kdamprai — May 10, 2015 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

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