My Gratitude for the little Pains and Pleasures

Life offers us a lot . Smiles & Cries , Pains & Pleasures , Calm & Crazy , Laughter & Tears , Friends & Enemies . See there is so much variety our life brings for us . This variety of situations & emotions keep the life interesting , atleast I think so . After all, a long drive even on  those ultra smooth roads  doesn’t bring the  thrill out of the heart  unless you have  already  experienced  some bumps or traffic or speed breakers .  Same is the case with our life . We can value our pleasures fully only if we have experienced pains . We can  enjoy our laughter in the real sense today only if our eyes have ever flown with tears of sorrow  in the past . We can feel thankful for the care, love & blessings  of our dear ones  only if  we know how it felt when someone had hurt our feelings . So I think we should be grateful for our little pains and pleasures in the life . Yes  I am calling them little , as none of them is permanent . And above all it is our attitude that considers  the pain/pleasure little or bigger. So Why not adopt the best attitude – that is GRATITUDE . Gratitude has the power to lessen the pains and enhance the pleasures . Last year , in the month of November -which is also celebrated as the month of Thanksgiving , I had made up mind to cultivate the practice of Gratitude in my life . And I think writing about the Gratitude – about the little things in my life I feel grateful for , can prove to be  one of the best techniques .

Here are  my  little pains and pleasures over the last few days which  I feel grateful for:-

  1. After a lot of google research and  some help from blogger friends , I was able to put my book Astitva on Amazon . I am thankful to the huge online help Google and my friends who supported me in my writing , reading or finally buying my book .
  2. My daughter performed well in the Independence day celebrations at her school .
  3.  Today was a day well spent . A morning walk followed by shopping with mommy in the afternoon and then cherished the DIY craft moments with my daughter in the evening .
  4. I feel happy when I attend any  religious function  . I am feeling  grateful as  God gave me the opportunity to  attend  two religious satsangs over the last two weeks .
  5. Had an argument with my husband few days back on a tiny issue but I felt so touched when he himself tried to normalize the situation and showed me his love by making  evening tea and offering me with a smile .
  6. I got a new refrigerator and donated the old one .
  7.  It is painful to see the  news about flood affected  Kerala , hundreds of  deaths and lakhs of families taking shelter at the relief camps . Essential services have been hit and they need our help . Sitting so far , what can we do ? But if we really want , we Can do ! You can  google for Kerala CM Distress Relief Fund and look for various ways to donate . Hamari choti si contribution se kya hoga ? Please  don’t  think this way . Every contribution counts ,even as little as just one rupee . So please go ahead and find a way to help Kerala . You can help via Amazon, Paytm , Goonj or direct transfer to the CM relief fund .
  8. It was a sad news of the demise of our ex Prime Minister Sh Atal Bihari Vajpayee . But That is what life is . Everyone has to finally embrace the supreme power.
  9. I feel grateful as Nowadays I am  reading autobiography of a spiritual leader . Hope I don’t leave it in between .
  10. I feel grateful for this world of  blogging  – a platform where I can pen down my emotions and try to reach many hearts .

Let us always try to be grateful – grateful for the pains and pleasures in our lives. Happiness is right in  front of us if we pay attention and practice Gratitude . And it is said that the more you express gratitude for what you have , the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for .

Be Grateful ! Be Happy !

Monika

Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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5 Responses

  1. Anita Khanna says:

    Nice .

  2. It feels great to read many post on gratitude. It has power that most of us are still ignorant of. Thank you for what we have is the biggest blessing rather than sulking for what’s not.

  3. anupriya says:

    It was such a sweet heartfelt gratitude post. It always is a relief when you overcome the awkwardness caused by an argument with a loved one. But when you overcome the awkwardness by re-instating the communication is when you know that these relationships are for life. Its such a bliss.

  4. Such a heartfelt post. Sounded like an of us.

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