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Embrace gratitude to attend serenity

We always fold our hands in front of God to seek their blessings. In the name of ‘Prayer’ ask to accomplish our wishes, unmindful of the benefits and blessings God impart us. Good health, born into a well to do family etc. the blessings with which we are blessed are of no virtue to us. We overlook the boons and lament for the unachieved. This is the reason we fail to pay our gratitude to God.

Always be thankful for what you have, many people have nothing.

Gratitude means be thankful for what you have. Practice of gratitude makes you more satisfied, as your greed for more sheds away. You attain a sense of fulfilment, and begin to appreciate the favors which you got.

My father introduced me with this sublime feeling of gratitude and I am grateful for that. I recall my sheepishness as a child asking for my most desired things from God, in the name of prayer. It was my innocence and ignorance that I assumed that prayers meant to ask for longings.

My father acquainted me with my idiocy. He manifested the true meaning of prayer. “Fold your hands to say thank you for what you have, not for asking what more you want.”

He taught me prayer means saying thank you for everything. Gratitude is the way of acknowledging everything that you receive. Everyone has good and bad days in life, but if you feel grateful, you are aware of your blessings.

Gratitude is the source of happiness, if you practice it in your life, you keep enjoying its benefits. It has a wholesome effect on you.

  • Reduces stress
  • Improves relationship status
  • Boosts mental health
  • Makes you  happier and more resilient

Gratitude is a vital practice as it enhances you as a better version of yourself. It makes you more vigilant towards observing and listening to others.

Tips to practice gratitude

Embrace gratitude to attend serenity for your soul
  • Write down a list of 3 to 5 things for which you are grateful, first thing in the morning or before going to bed.
  • Write a gratitude letter to a person who has exerted a positive influence in your life
  • Go few days without complaining, criticizing or gossiping

Practicing and adopting this art of gratitude will aid all. As nowadays we are going through a turbulent crisis, because of the havoc created by the pandemic. Gratitude has the power that makes you shift your perspective, calm your fear, anxiety and helps in maintaining a positive outlook in these circumstances of uncertainty.

In recent times our prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi depicted an incredible example of social gratitude. He urged Indian citizen to applaud, together to show gratitude for the frontline workers fighting bravely against the novel corona virus. This gesture of him got recognized and appreciated worldwide.

Religion advocate Gratitude

All religions advocate this noble emotion in human. In day to day life we try to adhere to this feeling by celebrating or paying homage to certain sections of society…

  • Celebrating Teacher’s days – By paying homage to their teaching
  • Respecting Soldiers for their scarification towards society
  • Celebrating ‘Thanks giving days’ for the harvest and other blessings of the past year

But, there are many other sections which are taken for granted. Their deeds never become worthy of our attention and we fails to acknowledge their efforts.

I recollect one scene from famous Hindi movie ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’, where the main character Munna bhai shows gratitude towards a frustrated sweeper mopping in Hospital. His display of gratefulness melted the heart of the sweeper and changed his attitude.

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness

Gratitude gives pleasure to both ‘the Giver’ and ‘the Receiver’. This helps to improve spirit in oneself resulting in, improved quality of work. Let’s be grateful for all people around you, who makes your life easy without getting noticed.

Final word

Practicing Gratitude not only give us a feeling of satisfaction, it also improves the quality of work of the receiver. Its contagious, one person will inspire many more and will bring happiness in the world, and calm the anxiety in people.

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  1. I really liked it!!! Beautiful explanation of gratitude,highly needed in these times.

  2. Yes I recal mentioning that our socalled prayers to GOD are nothing but childish demands. Our prayers are filled with demands, we IDIOTS, try to befool ALMIGHTY, by offering prashad, burning incsene sticks, dealing with GOD, in foolish terms like I will do this or that IF my this n that wish is fullfilled. Insane behaviour I reckon it as one. So much so that in hindi PRARTHNA [prayers], hv assumed that proportion that one who is praying,[ i.e demanding something] is now called PRARTHI : One who demands!! Holy Shit!! Yes Prayers must be demandless & impregnated with nothing but THANKS.
    Nice write up Beta. Keep it up. God bless you.

  3. Wonderful write up Alka
    What a great start .you are boosting up others life
    Great mind starts a great conversation and thought process . you are making this true
    Keep it up girl
    Loads of love and best wishes to you

  4. Thank you alka for putting up the amazing content on your blog.I have read few articles but my personal favourite is this one. I can totally resonate with what you have written.Like other women I also wear many hats- Homemaker, Mother of two wonderful kids and social worker.Due to hectic work lifestyle I often ignored my health. But like you mentioned that Covid-19 have affected us both mentally and physically,there is a need to bring simple changes in our daily life.

    And to lead a happy and healthy life I am definitely gonna use some of the tips and tricks you have mentioned in the article. Moreover, I will encourage my kids and partner to do the same.

    Keep up the good work!! Looking forward to more wonderful and insightful content.

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