Gratitude

 

‘Gratitude’ is defined as ‘ The Quality of being Thankful’. Sounds very simple, doesn’t it? Well, let me tell you, this is a very powerful word which we hardly use in our everyday life. Expressing your gratitude towards something or someone can do miracles in your life. And I am saying this from various experiences that I have had in the past.

I have come to know that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. One may ask, How? There can be various answers to this question as it may vary from person to person. Here is one simple exercise that I follow every day when I get up and you guys can try it too!

As soon as I get up from the bed I thank god for the wonderful day,  and that I am privileged to be born as a human. Do you guys know that the probability of being a human in this universe is One in 400 Trillion? That’s pretty Lucky!

As I go around brushing my teeth I thank god for my parents, my friends, a good life and for every little thing in my life. As the day progresses I try to show gratitude to every person I meet. Saying a simple ‘Thank You’ to your cab driver can put a smile on his face. And that feeling that you experience is priceless.

So my fellow bloggers and readers, just try expressing gratitude more frequently and you will see amazing differences in your life.

New Beginnings

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(Picture by Me,  Location: Jungfraujoch, Switzerland )

 

We always talk about New beginnings and fresh starts in our life  

I wanna express some thoughts going around in my mind as I have boarded a flight to my  University. I find myself in this huge dilemma. I have a  desire to just stay back and relax but I feel compelled to get out of my comfort zone and do something for myself.

In our lives we may have many new beginnings, like the first day of school, first day of college, leaving family and going to a hostel, first day of vacation and much more. I personally have a lot of mixed feelings on this particular day. It is the end of a phase and a new beginning of another one. Sometimes we find ourselves in a difficult situation on this particular day. The situation I’m referring to is making choices, Choices like breaking up with a loved one, sacrificing our comforts, leaving some part of us behind.

As I am writing this I am in the middle phase of transition of the last day. The place where the past ends and a new start is ahead of us. We make up certain goals in our minds, set certain priorities which we hope to achieve in the days to come. We visualize ourselves achieving certain checkpoints and hope to work towards them. As I am writing this I recall a beautiful poem I heard in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara. The one where 3 friends go on a bachelor road trip across Spain.

Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!
Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!”

(Translated into English

You are Alive! Only if you hustle every day

You are Alive! Only if you visualize to achieve Your Goals )

This verse is very similar to what I am feeling right now. As I sit in the window seat of the plane, I can see the sparkling yellow rays of the sun rising over the horizon into a new day. I can very well relate to this because I too feel like I am just over the horizon, peeking into a new phase which is about to begin.

This article is to all the people out there just waiting for the perfect moment to make a new start. According to me, every moment is perfect, and whenever you feel the intense desire to do something in your life just begin. After all, every journey starts with a single step.