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  • Writer's pictureAakansha Mahajan

Let's be thankful today..!!

“It is not happy people who are thankful, but thankful people who are happy

We all are living in a world where we are so occupied with so many things all the time that we have no time to pause and think. Pause and think- where are we going, what are we doing it for, why are we running, what is the end to it? And in this process of running, we forget to live.

All of us want to make our tomorrow better than today, future better than present and somewhere we have forgotten that ‘there is no better day than today’.

Even after working extremely hard, some of us, in fact many of us are not able to achieve what we desire for hence the only thing that we end up doing is ‘to complain’.

We all have different reasons to always complain about; ‘I don’t like my job’, ‘I have not got enough money’, ‘I cannot find my perfect partner’, ‘I cannot pay my bills’, ‘I think I am coming down with something’, ‘He or she does not appreciate me’,  ‘I don’t get along with my parent’, ‘My child is a problem’, ‘My life is a mess’, ‘My marriage is in trouble’, ‘My colleagues are better than me’, ‘My relatives are not nice to me’’ and the list is never ending.

Most of us start our day complaining about-‘why do I have to get up so early’, ‘why am I doing this job’, continues with the grumbling sessions whole day long- be it our job where we have issues like ‘the food is not good today’, ‘how do I manage to complete my target’, ‘how do I meet my deadlines’, or be it our home  where we complaint about unpaid bills, leaking roofs, or ‘fights with the family members’ and end our day in the bed again complaining about ‘why am I sleeping so early', ‘how did I get so late in sleeping’ or something or the other.

We spend our days and nights complaining about everything that we have and that we do not have.

But, do we ever pause and think about the good things happening in our lives? Do we ever thank enough for what we have and ever imagine how would have our life been without what we have today?

Life is not about complaining all the time, but about how grateful we are for what we have.

I would like to share a beautiful quote from the book ‘The Magic’-

“Whoever has gratitude will be given more, and he or she will have abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude, even what he or she has will be taken from him or her”.

Be thankful for what you have, no matter how big your problem is, how problematic the situation is, you will always always always have something to be grateful for.

Concentrate on the good things happening in your life, be it littlest of things: an appreciation by someone, an accidental meeting with an old friend, a good laugh with your colleague, meeting your deadlines or anything else. The more grateful we are, the more we will receive.

Be grateful to have small quarrels at home-this shows you have a family which many do not have, be grateful for getting a mail to meet a deadline which shows that you are employed and have a job for which many others are craving, be grateful for having bills which indicates that you fortunate enough to enjoy the luxuries in your life (many do not get to enjoy that), be grateful even if it is taking time for you to find your perfect partner which means you are getting more time with your family. 

I am sharing my own personal experience and I urge you to at least give it a try-

I am not asking for much but just one day!

Spend one day, just one day- without complaining, no matter how hard the situation is. No back biting and no slandering. Be thankful for what you have. Be thankful for every little thing, smile at every person you meet, forget it whether they are your friends or not, feel thankful when you say it.

For example- you can start your day like-

Being thankful to your alarm for waking you up on time so that you could reach your office on time, be thankful to the domestic staff at your organisation for keeping everything clean before you could enter your room or the washrooms, be thankful to the cooks for preparing food for you, be thankful that the day went all well. And while saying thank you, feel it. Even if something turns up wrong, relax and think- it could have been worse. It is okay and it will be better soon. I am still thankful. If someone tries to involve you in any kind of malicious talk, walk off. You just have to do it for one day and when you go to your bed at night, be thankful that you spent one day peacefully without complaining.

You yourself will see and feel the difference- the difference in you!

Trust me- it is going to bring a change in how you feel. And then try a 21 day simple routine where every day while going to sleep, write (or think) about any 5 good things happened in that day and feel thankful for that for 21 days without a miss. It can be very little like getting up on time to an amazing one like able to find your perfect partner. Write every day. Feel thankful every day. Try least involvement in denigrating others, more into working upon your own self.

And your life will drastically change- a change for your good. I am not saying that you will get everything you desire for- in these 21 days but I can promise that it will bring more peace, harmony, contentment and happiness in your life than ever.

It has happened with me and so can happen with anyone. 

(Inspired by the book-'The Magic' by Rhonda Byrne)

How many of you are ready to give it a shot- I am not asking for much but just one day- one day with more happiness and peace, one day with less of complaints and problems.

How many of us got benefit from this? Did it really help?

Please share your views and comments in the comment section below.

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