Gratitude is a way for people to appreciate what they have instead of always reaching for something new in the hopes it will make them happier, or thinking they can’t feel satisfied until every physical and material need is met. Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. And, although it may feel contrived at first, this mental state grows stronger with use and practice.~ giving-thanks-can-make-you-happier
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PROMPT FOR THIS WEEK
The word ‘compromise’ is just a theme. It need not appear in the piece. There is no harm if it does appear, or a synonym. The choice is yours.
मौत ने पूछा
sometimes we look back
hopes and disappointments
dreams and realities
victories and defeats
triumphs and disasters
sometimes you win
sometimes you lose
sometimes you have to run against the tide
don’t lose your heart
count your blessings
be proud of whatever you have achieved
keep your composure
heart full of gratitude
head held with pride
Take a deep breath and think of the three things you are grateful for, right in this moment.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” -Willie Nelson
Here is an intriguing picture shared by Harvey Kraft on LinkedIn.
The picture by itself can tell a thousand stories. But I am increasing the complexity a little. Here is a paragraph from another source.
So what exactly happened here? A woman felt powerless because she was unable to let go of a story she was holding onto which made her a victim. Even though she no longer saw this man, her former lover, she carried him within, and over and over again inside was keeping this version of the story alive.
TILL DEATH DO US APART
It seems there is no strength left in me.
I feel completely exhausted.
I can’t go on like this, I want to quit.
It has happened several times in my life.
Shamefull I accept that I had wanted to quit every time I felt exhauseted
Everytime my conscience nudged me
‘How could you quit, there is so much to do, everyone depends on you?’
I was young then so summoned my willpower and got up every time.
But now with age catching up, it seems an uphill task.
I’m lying on the floor, helpless, hoping to go…There comes an extending hand for help,
How could you be so desperate? Didn’t you promise, ‘ till death do us apart’?
Oh yes, I remembered.
Indeed how could I leave him in the middle of our journey?
He was always there to support me, never grumbled, criticized or belittled me.
What I was complaining about?
With a feeling of guilt, I grab the extended hand thankfully.
Indeed the show must go on ’till death do us apart.’
Didn’t once I advised everyone that’
When there is unrest or apprehension
When there is, in life a lot of tension
Take a break and retrospect.
When you overworked and very tired
When you are stuck in an old routine
Take a break and get good rest.
When dissatisfaction, and no fun in life
You think life is taking you for a ride
Take a break and meditate.
Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete. Chanda Kochhar
I forgot all my problems watching this beautiful scene and felt grateful for being able to capture this.
Prose Challenge – Write a story in 150 words where a character sees their reflection and is surprised by what they find.
Poetry Challenge – Write an acrostic poem, where the first letter of the first word of each line spells out “reflection” as it is read from top to bottom.
Reflection of inner thoughts
From wise eyes
Let, then, reflect
Empathy and compassion
Care and love
Trust and gratitude
In your eyes
Or wear the real face with courage
Never deceit with a mask
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.~ Melody Beattie
He was tyrant, arrogant and full of attitude
Never showed anyone an iota of gratitude
‘please’ and ‘sorry’were not in his vocabulary
‘Love’ he thought was a word imaginary
And ended up in the company of misery and solitude
Daily Prompt- To-Do? Done!– Quickly list five things you’d like to change in your life. Now, write a post about a day in your life once all five have been crossed off your to-do list.
Given a chance I would exchange my unhealthy body with perfectly healthy one.
Sickness is the root cause of my laziness, procrastination, depression, bad time management and ill temper and much more.
How I would like to change everything and become a cheerful, healthy, hard working person.
At least for one day I would like to I wake up without any pain, any uneasiness, very fresh and cheerful, to a very pleasant weather. I want to sing, dance, go for a walk, swim in the sea, and play with sand. There is so much I would like to do.
Just for today when I can write off all the negativity and fill my life with all the positive pleasant emotions.
Turn anger into peace
Fear into trust
Sorrows into happiness
Worry into caring
Mistrust into faith
Ingratitude into gratitude
Share peace and happiness with everyone
Pass on this day’s cheerfulness to others.