‘Gratitude’ was just another word from the dictionary for me. But it was not the case after I started this novel habit of holding this ‘Gratitude Journal’. As per thesaurus it means thankfulness, appreciation, gratefulness, acknowledgment, response, sense of obligation. Be it of any meaning, I would say it is something which not only brings merry to the person who gets it but also to the one who feels it. Feeling thankful for what we are blessed for will uproot the hatred we have towards a person. I know it’s too hard to practice, still once done, once enjoyed the syrup of happiness, we will never stop doing that – PAY IT FORWARD!
The truth is that everyone is obliged to the other in some way or the other. So what’s wrong in opening up and thank them for that reason.
What I did was:
By the end of the day, roll down all the scenes of the day in my mind. Pause each and every moment and write a thank you note if someone has been kind to me, helped me, assisted me, guided me, given me their time and effort as gift for my growth as a person as well as professionally. On the first week it was tough for me to think about every single instance in my day. Later when I started to appreciate the small acts people did and played a role in my day, life started to be beautiful!