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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3 Responses

  1. Anita Khanna says:

    Nice .

  2. 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.

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