Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Grateful

It is past 10:40 pm and it seems the evening is just getting started here. I feel energized (super charged actually) after 9 hours of office, 1 1/2 hours of dancing, 1 hour of fabulous twitter chat #blogchatter :) and now I'm sitting writing this, #FreeWrite it's called!
And all I can think about is Food. No I'm not all that hungry but I'm thinking of making fish or prawns with red wine! Sounds great, right? Well there is a reason to celebrate too. Yours truly had the much dreaded appraisal call today and she did great, appraisal bonus and all! :)

I am grateful, that's the only word that comes close to what I feel, for being able to manage and balance my professional, personal and creative life. Last year November, Corinne at Everydaygyaan celebrated the the Living Gratitude Series.Since then I have regularly maintained a daily gratitude notebook  - being thankful to the smallest of things which perhaps otherwise I would have taken for granted in the daily busyness of life. Since then I am more at peace, positive and definitely happy! It is such a simple thing to do really and even on a worse day, you get to be thankful for something - like one day I was offered a seat in the metro (surprisingly in peak hours). If you practice Gratitude, the Universe truly makes things happen for you :)


That's my wallpaper :) (Image source: here)

This is Free Write for Write Tribe Festival of Words. Lot's of catching up to do! And yes if my experimental dish comes out good I'll share the recipe. Lots of Love!

26 comments:

  1. so true!! I completely agree.. Gratitude is important.. it keeps us grounded and humble. It helps that the Universe sides with us as well!! :)

    You seem to have packed in an awesome and complete day!! :D

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  2. Great thought, Aditi! I think you said it when you wrote that 'If you practice Gratitude, the Universe truly makes things happen for you' Karma, I believe in it!

    And btw, good for you on the appraisal and the bonus thing...we usually get all that by end of April...after all the appraisals are closed in March and normalization is concluded....am saying as if I care....have I told you I resigned? :D

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    1. Thanks Kajal :) What goes around comes around right?

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  3. I am doing the #100HappyDays as a way to chronicle at least one happy thing in a day. And it really makes a difference. I must start a gratitude diary too. Soon. There is something called good karma in this life. I would like to believe that too. :)

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    1. #100HappyDays is a very fruitful project! And looking at your posts n pics makes me really happy too!

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  4. Wow girl congratulations! Yes you are doing far more than great. And I love the energy and happiness that radiates off this post, makes me feel all the more glad inside. *hugs* may the good times never end sweets :-)

    Richa

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  5. The thankfulness journal is such a great idea and so uplifting. I recall reading Corinne's post about this and have made a point ever since of finding things each day to be grateful for.
    Blessings, Aditi!

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    1. Saying thank u daily and being mindful about has surely made a diff to me! Thanks so much Martha for the visit! Great connecting with you! :)

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  6. I have so much to be grateful for , though at the moment life seems pear shape there is always someone worse than me. I love the quote "Todays Gratitude Buys you Tomorrow's Happiness.

    I am Yvonne Lewis one of Arlee Bird;s Ambassadors for the A to Z Challenge, I noticed you are hoping to take part this year. I wish you good luck and I do so look forward to visiting you during the Challenge.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Lovely quote Yvonne :) Thanks for stopping by. I'm excited about April...can't wait!

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  7. It is so nice to read a positive post early in the morning.Gratitude and thanks giving for all the blessings received is the right wayI am happy about the successful appraisal!

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  8. I love the idea of a gratitude notebook so much! What a wonderful way to be mindful of the many blessings that life gives us! :) Beautiful post-thank you!

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    1. Thanks Valerie :) so glad connecting with you!

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  9. thts indeed a v powerful wallpaper u have there!

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  10. Congratulations for a fab appraisal bonus, Aditi! :) Yes, after reading some of the guest posts on Corinne's The Living Gratitude Series, I started maintaining a gratitude journal too. What I like about it is that re-reading the old entries fill you with so much of happiness and fills you with that peace and positivity! :)

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    1. Oh absolutely Shilpa...I read my old entries and feel so blessed! :)

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  11. positive thoughts to read first thing in the morning is a boon . am expressing my gratitude for bringing this piece today. keep smiling and spresding happiness

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    1. Wow! This means so much :) love!

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  12. positive thoughts to read first thing in the morning is a boon . am expressing my gratitude for bringing this piece today. keep smiling and spresding happiness

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  13. First of all, congratulations, Aditi. You deserve all the goodness coming your way. Be grateful just seems to multiply the goodness, doesn't it? Thanks for the mention too. ♥

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  14. Hi Aditi

    Maintaining a gratitude diary sounds very interesting. Actually, I have heard of such ideas which I find very creative but have still not been able to comprehend how such things bring about a positive attitude, happiness and bright outlook. Or may be, I am too lazy to persist for such a thing.

    Best Wishes
    Animesh

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