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#NaBloPoMo: Day #21: Soul- Gratitude is the prayer of the soul



It’s not happy people who are grateful;

its grateful people who are happy.

“Gratitude is my superpower” – I had made this statement a while back while contemplating about bringing some of it in my life. I started out by writing a gratitude journal in which I began to write down all the things I was grateful to  have. This was no easy task as the first thing that comes to mind are things that I don’t have or stuff that’s not going right in my life.

Gradually, I began to consciously note down two things every night that I was grateful for in that day. I started to focus on things that were happening in my life and how they were good for me. Just simple things like being able to eat the food that I want or pick up the phone and speak to a loved one – these were enough to start to ground me.

Before I knew it, I was making simple affirmations and things were falling into routine around them. No – it wasnt like I was waving a magic wand ( I wish); rather I was working hard to make things happen. Hard because I was sifting through things really important and why I would want them. I was questioning myself on everything that seemed out of sync or just out of reach.

Something clicked! I started seeing blessings everywhere and my wants lessened. My cribs were starting to dim and I found that I was becoming a quieter person on the outside. In fact someone commented to me “You seem withdrawn” – I hastened to assure that all was well and I was just absorbing things rather than pouring them out.

And that’s the truth – I have quieted down! No longer excited over the slightest slight but let news, issues, stuff just sink through my consciousness; then analyse it into for me and not for me sections. Not for me is just discarded ( all the breathing exercises help) while the other relevant bits are processed further while meditating. It’s not an easy process and takes me time; sometimes frustrations manifest as I can’t decide if its important or not. But then calmness prevails.

I have worked out a simple funda – if it bothers you too much; ignore it by sleeping on it. Next morning, sift again and see if it’s still bothering me; if yes, then time for some more introspection.


Whats your attitude of gratitude?

 November 2016 is my month to participate in the NaBloPoMo with Blogher

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8 thoughts on “#NaBloPoMo: Day #21: Soul- Gratitude is the prayer of the soul

  1. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. Too many of us run around, stressed out with shopping and cooking and thinking about the family members who will show up at dinner and get drunk or mention the wrong Presidential news or…when we should be grateful for many things in our lives.

    1. I know what you are saying Alana. We have all forgotten to be thankful and simply go through the motions of the words these days. Gratitude has to be felt from within and not just in mere words. 🙂

  2. While I don’t have a gratitude journal, I do follow the #100HappyDays challenge every year. And it worked beautifully the last two years taking me out of some very bad emotional lows. This year too, i am midway through it (on Instagram) and slowly, the tide has turned I must say.

    1. I know a few people who were doing this challenge; kept up with their insta feed and must say it was very beautiful Roshan. Being grateful for the smallest joys does take our mind off the biggest pains… All the best with your challenge 🙂

  3. I completely believe in the attitude of gratitude. Also acknowledging the good things that we have in our life is the foundation for all abundance. Even if we are having a bad day, there is always something to be thankful of!

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