Attitude of Gratitude

Sometime in 2019 I borrowed a book from my friend (just because it’s cover looked very intriguing) The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. It started on the note that this one practice will change your life and make you fulfill your dreams. It went on to say that this one thing is the magic which is required to transform your life to the best. The more you do this practice, the magic multiplies and you reach closer to your goal but the less you do it, the magic vanishes.

It was the practice of gratitude. What is gratitude? It is the quality of being thankful. And like all other people in the world, I too was like, kisi ko thank you bolne se kisi ki life mein itna bada change kaise aa sakta hai? (How can saying thank you to people lead to such a big change in somebody’s life?) So even more curiously I started reading the book. The book had 28 practices which had to be done for 28 days so that one imbibes the practice of gratitude in their lives and this gratitude would be the magic which would do wonders.

Did I complete the book and do all the practices? No. I am a lazy and inconsistent person. But I did 3-4 practices and they made me realize and convey what the book was talking about. The first practice in the book was to count your blessings. All I had to do was, take a notebook and write down 10 things I was grateful for. It could have been anything, from a person in my life to something very basic like the clean air or the sun which provide all of us the actual living conditions. Literally anything I consider myself to be blessed for had to be written. 10 things everyday, for 28 days.

I did it for sometime but I wasn’t consistent. But I could feel the magic of gratitude working and let me tell you how, by sharing one instance I have a blurry memory of. One day while counting my blessings, one of those I wrote was that I am blessed to be living with my grandparents who care for me and have always tried their best to make my life easy. So I wrote the 10 things for the day and got busy with the daily routine.

But the whole day is not the same. I don’t remember exactly what, but something happened and I got irritated from them. But it was the list of gratitude I prepared in the morning which made me remember how thankful I am for them to be around and that this irritation was something very small in front of that. And that irritation just vanished! Didn’t the magic of gratitude just work?

Thank you aren’t just words to say. It is a feeling of realizing how blessed you are that somebody is helping you and making your life easy. It is a feeling of you making that somebody realize that you are thankful you have them in your life. Doesn’t this feeling have so much positive energy in it?

I saw this youtube video of Simerjeet Singh reciting a beautiful poem Charde Suraj by Baba Bulleh Shah which talks about being grateful and every time I listen this poem, it fuels me up with positivity.

Bulleh Shah in the poem very easily conveys he has seen time changing everybody’s circumstances, that he has seen the unforeseen happen by the blessings of god. He says that those who don’t value god and are ungrateful are always seen empty handed. He ends up saying that he might not have everything in the world, however he is still in better conditions than many people, and for that he is very grateful to god.

One day at college I overheard my friends talking. One of those was saying that she has read books like The Secret and Good Vibes, Good Life and that they are very beautifully written, that everyone must read them. To this the other friend replied that just talking and thinking about things doesn’t make them happen, you need to do the effort that it takes. I agree with what he said, but I would like to add, it takes strength to make that effort and such books fill you with the strength that it takes to reach somewhere. Practice the Attitude of Gratitude and see your life changing for the best.

Thank You

It has been a little more than 2 months since I started writing blogs and recently the blog reached a milestone of 10,000 views. It’s a big milestone (atleast for me!), something which I hadn’t honestly thought I would accomplish because I know myself; I start things with great enthusiasm that dies within a few days and so does the thing. (Please tell me it’s not just me who is like this!)

But it was different this time. When I shared this idea of blogging with my friend, convincing him with sparkle in my eyes that I want to do it, the one and only thing he said was (and I quote), “Do it but do it religiously. Promise me you’ll write consistently even if there are 1000 views or 0 views a day. You won’t get affected by the numbers and leave the thing.” And only I know how much this conversation has kept me going.

These 10,000 views wouldn’t have even reached a 100 without my Ma-Papa and my friend’s unconditional support (and ofcourse without you all). They have been in this journey with me since day 1. They have heard the posts even before I posted them, given their 200% genuine feedback for it, made their knowns read it by sharing the blog with literally everybody they know and have always suggested me abundantly many topics about which I can write (If you have been writing, you would know how much of a struggle it is to find a topic to write about.)

I have learnt, I have grown. Learnt my share of wisdom by realizing it’s not just the writing part which takes the effort, but the selling-what-you-write part which takes an even bigger effort. To make my blog reach people, I opened my arms to Twitter, Quora and used many other graphics apps to make it catchy. And let me tell you, the knowledge I have gained is immense and I hope it increases always.

I have had my fair share of sad days too. Times where I felt like I was constantly nudging people to read my blogs, where the views weren’t much even after so much effort going in and a little-bit of hate I received from places where I never expected it to come from. There have been days of self-doubt, of the feeling that what I write isn’t good enough, that people out there have so much good, informative and well-written content to offer, that what I write isn’t even worth a read and also the days where I have felt that nobody is into reading in the times of watching videos.

But my support system has been rock solid. I have received messages of people who appreciated my work, suggested me areas to work on and the calmness that penning down what I feel has offered me made me write even after the not so cheerful days.

THANK YOU, thank you so much for reading! In the coming time too, I would try my best to stay consistent, share what I feel genuinely and try to make the best content possible. And as goes the blog’s tag-line, pouring my heart out, sharing my experiences, good vibes only! ✨

And yes, regarding the most frequently asked question to me about the blog, if it has started monetising or not, yes the blog monetises, but let’s just say it’s a drop of water from the ocean as of now!