Gratitude Everyday – Day 9

“Train your mind to see good in every situation”

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Day 9

I guess we all agree, our mind governs our feelings, thoughts and actions. What we think is reflected in what we feel/ do. To have a strong mind also means to have control the choices you make (wrt. feelings, thoughts and actions). I am sure many of us have faced situations where what you feel is different from what you express externally. You may be sad on the inside but you express happiness, content and bliss on the outside. Isnt that a constant battle we all face in our day to day life. Yesterday I mentioned about how I chose to be happy, today I reflect upon how I chose something exactly opposite of how I was actually feeling. Was it easy? No! It took almost super human efforts to not dwell on the so many things that are not going right (right now) and to think of times when I was happy so that I can be happy now. It is a battle I am currently fighting not because I have to but more so because I want to. I want to be happy, I want to be carefree and relaxed, I want to have a clear mind where nothing troubles me, I want (what common people mostly refer to as) detachment, I want to be Free!!! I choose not to dwell on the negativity and despair although thats what surrounds me a lot! I choose not to succumb to the gnawing thoughts that want to conquer my mind and spread darkness! I choose not to feel restless, frustrated, angry or vulnerable – I want to be strong, stubborn and happy! I choose to veer my mind away from turbulence into a sea of stillness and calmness. I choose my mind over matters. I choose positivity, happiness, good vibes and peace. Today I would like to thank the Universe for bestowing me with the power to control my mind and also a strong willpower to withstand any and all obstacles in the way of attaining inner peace (big words I know!). Today Dear Universe, I thank you for this beautiful mind that has in all moments of past, present and future  – displayed the ability to control how I want my mind to think, act and feel. Thank you for this wonderful mind that can also be easily distracted and adapt to my thoughts! Thank you for this brilliant mind that has the ability to feel happiness and sadness at the same time. Thank you for the blissfulness that overcomes when I decide what I choose to feel today, the tranquility that washes over me when I am in charge of my wondrous mind. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

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Gratitude Everyday – Day 8

“Happiness does not depend on what you have or who are are, it solely relies on what you think”

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Day  8

The above statement is so true! I generally come across as a very happy person, sometimes even when am not happy with the state of things around me but am surrounded by people I usually smile and pretend to be happy, the consequence of which is that I end up feeling much happier than I was initially. I used to always feel that its basically because I am around happy people but later upon a deeper introspection I realized I govern my own happiness, it is me who decides whether I want to be/stay happy! Happiness is nothing but a state of the mind – if you want to be happy and tranquil/calm even during periods of trials you have pretty much mastered control of mind. So today, I want to take this moment to thank the Universe for giving me the power to be happy, to attract happiness and always find (even the minutest) reasons to be happy! I have had my own share of depression and grief, but today I want to forget them, any memory if there is (of grief) I want to remember them as just stories or movies /episodes that happened and want to remember all the happy thoughts and revel in them. The moments I spend with my parents talking, discussing or just teasing each other. The fun times I have with my friends laughing, giggling, teasing, even simple pleasures such as watching movies together (& commenting too), shopping, having dinner or even lazying around the house. The more exhilarating yet tranquil experiences of visiting travelling, exploring new places and experiencing new food and even feeling a sense of deep spiritual bliss when staring at the vastness and/or the breathtaking beauty nature. The rush of adrenaline felt when experiencing my deepest fears – be it drowning in water while I try to learn swimming or white river rafting, trying to conquer my fear of height while I do bungee jumping and the euphoria of realizing “its over!”, I have just about faced what I feared most. I want to recollect all those moments when I have smiled (like right now while penning the post), laughed out loud (whole heartedly) , giggled silently (or muffledly when I have just set a trap/played a prank on someone), or even smirked with a wry smile (esp. when I prove my idea/thought right in front of others) and thank the universe for such lovely moments. I have just had the realization that I am indeed blessed cos while I pen this post I have had the most amazing recollection of all the happy moments so far in my life!! I feel happy, I feel blessed I am a special child of this Universe!! Thank you my Dear Universe for giving me such wonderful moments of Happiness and many many more to come!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

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PS – To end this post – here’s a HAPPY SONG

Gratitude Everyday – Day 7

“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work anymore!”

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Day 7

Isnt that phrase so true? When you enjoy whatever you do it doesnt seem tedious anymore. I have heard so many stories of so many people who are stressed with their work, majorly cos it is “work”! Do Artists get stressed while painting/sketching or creating whatever it is that they excel in? Do writers get stressed when they’re writing, be it poems or stories or anything for that matter? They may – if they have deadlines to meet, if their muse is lost but they’ve set a date and committed to their next piece! But if you leave them at it, they’re one of the happiest people on earth! why? because they love whatever they do! So do I!! I have of course cribbed about Mondays and work but more often than not its not the work per se that has stressed me its probably the deadlines and the people I’m working with. I love my job, I really do! I am one of those fortunate people who came to loving what they do by accident and not as a choice! Did I know I was going to be a business analyst when I was studying school or college – No!! Not one bit, I am sure people have dreams of becoming so n so – I did too, I wanted to be a dancer and then an actress and some where down the line, life brought me into IT as a Business Analyst! And I am really fortunate for that because I love my role! It happened to me – initially I struggled ofcourse I did not do my MBA which many people still look down upon when they hire me, but I have always had my principles straight – Do your work and let the work speak for you! Which is what I do (even today), I struggle, I learn, I made real huge mistakes too, even embarassed myself but I feel accomplished! I still have a lot more to learn and maybe I do a (what others call) decent job, but what matters to me is that I am passionate about what I do. I can talk at length about my projects and my experiences in dealing with varied clients and management and when I do people often feel I am a strong candidate – why? Simple, because I just love what I do. I consider myself blessed because I work with a lot of wonderful people, i have had my share of difficult to work people but I am very fortunate to always have a strong support system (bosses, team members, professional/personal connections) who have always helped me across the sea of struggle. I have been blessed with wonderful mentors and I learn a lot from my peers, seniors and anyone I meet in my career life. So today I take this opportunity to thank the Universe for a wonderful and bright career! My dear Universe, you have indeed blessed me with an awesome role, you always ensure I become passionate about it and continue to grow in my field. Thank you Dear Universe for taking care of me when I struggle, appreciating me when I excel and let me savor the job (I just happened to come by to but) that you choose for me personally!! Thank you for this glorious career and wonderful professional experiences, my Universe! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!