Gratitude felt and expressed every day brings more your way, has been my belief for a long time now. No matter what may not be going right for you in your life, we always but always have something to be thankful for, even if it may be just one tiny thing. And if you concentrate on that one good thing or the few good things that seem to be going right for you, it becomes possible to minimise all that may not be. It does take practice, and once you make it a habit to do so, and you’ll see that you have more and more that makes you happy and less of what does not.
I have been reading various Gratitude posts from fellow bloggers and finally got down to writing mine. I hope to make it a monthly ritual.
October was a crazy month! With travel, a few not so pleasant surprises thrown in and it wrapped up with the biggest festival of the year, Diwali.
The month was a mix of the good and the unpleasant and I’ve learnt to be grateful for both. So, October left my heart filled with Gratitude for;
Guidance: I have been looking to start writing again but hadn’t found the ‘push’ I needed to, until I discovered BlogChatter, a community of like-minded bloggers where we have fun while we write. I finished a month long daily writing challenge in October with an amazing group and felt so good about it, that I have signed up for more!
Change: After Blogging for 12 solid years on Blogger, I took an impulsive plunge and moved to a self-hosted blog. A biggie for a tech-challenged person like me. But Host My Blog, who made it happen, have been wonderful and continued to be so. My blog is still taking shape, as I make new additions and subtractions to it, but I am happy with how it looks now.
Help: Whether from my wonderful fellow bloggers who help out daily, with suggestions and feedback and by reading and sharing my posts and leaving encouraging comments that spur me to write even better. With a special mention to Dr Amrita, for being the warm, wonderful and always helpful person she is. I am truly grateful for the help that has poured in from everywhere.
Decisions: I made which broke my heart, but were absolutely required. I went through the people in my life with a fine tooth comb to sift out the ones who were hindering and harming me, in the guise of Friendship, and had to take some tough decisions and let some go. And now I only wonder why I waited so long to do so.
“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.” ~ Walter Anderson