Monday, September 22, 2014

Living in Gratitude

September 21 was World Gratitude Day. This post is written for the Write Tribe celebration of the same; Also linking to Alphabet Salad Gratitude linkup #47

Living in gratitude has enhanced my life significantly and most specifically it has brought me many moments of joy.

But those moments have not just come from the big things but the little things too. Like the little birds who feast on my leftover rice and bread. What a waste it would be to throw it all away particularly when so many are starving daily.



Gratitude makes you focus on the positive things in your life. There are so many negative forces surrounding us. When we find gratitude in the little things, we find a multitude of things to be grateful for and inevitably, we shift our minds into a positive frame. We often overlook the obvious like taking a short break and resting. Today I am grateful for the time off from work to rest and relax as these are therapeutic and necessary.



Living in gratitude nourishes your soul and also delights it. So taking a spiritual view in gratitude, today I am grateful for all those who have come into my life even if it was for a short period of time, those who have departed from my path and those who will appear in the future. For it is relationships that are our greatest teachers.


Pictures taken from my facebook page Suzy's Ilation. Drop by and read my other daily thoughts. Grateful that the Universe brought this idea to me as it has taught me many things. Each message that I post has arrived in observing people, nature, and the world around me (real and virtual). Also grateful for those who drop by and encourage me through this experience. Know that you are part of a greater whole. Thank you all.

Wishing you all many blessings.

Warm Regards
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26 comments:

  1. So profound Suzy...How true it is that when we start feeling the joy in the small things in life , in trifles as they say , the bigger picture gets better eventually

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    1. Thanks Naba. and it is the bigger picture that matters!

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  2. This was an uplifting and inspiring read. I am grateful to have read this today because I needed this reminder :) Thanks Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Beloo. Glad you found this uplifting and inspiring. I find your posts the same too.

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  3. It's important to be grateful and happy for the small things in life. Thanks for sharing this Suzy! :)

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    1. Thanks Sheethal. We often forget the little things in life but they often make big impacts.

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  4. It is so tough for some people to follow this, sadly. They need to focus on the sorrows in life - be it their own or putting others down and felling their sorrow. If only they knew how much better it was to live in gratitude...

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    1. Yes Roshan, tough but achievable. Happens though through experience.

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  5. And the more grateful we are, the more blessings we get! Thanks, Suzy!

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  6. Suzy, your posts always are very inspiring. Loved the pictures and your daily thoughts.

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    1. Thanks Sulekha. Glad you found it inspiring.

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  7. Some days I desperately need to focus on the positive, like today. It was such a bad day on the personal front that this post was such a pleasure to read. Thank you.

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    1. Sorry to hear that Shailaja. Hope better times prevail soon. Glad my post helped.

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  8. "Gratitude makes you focus on the positive things in your life"... this is so true and so inspiring! Thanks for the gentle nudge :) ♥

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. Glad my post was helpful and inspiring. <3

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  9. I am grateful to know you and be able to enjoy your posts that are always so uplifting and positive, Suzy. They always perk me up on the dullest days and I thank you for that.

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/09/its-all-about-me-me-me.html

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    1. Aww Thanks Cat. So glad to know you too. Glad you find my posts uplifting and positive. Makes my writing worthwhile. Hugs.

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  10. Life rolls along so much smoother when you can focus on the good instead of the bad. Awesome post.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. And we all could do with a smoother ride. :)

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  11. I really do believe that being grateful for the little things is just as important as being grateful for the bigger things. And the little things add up!

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  12. I enjoyed the way you put this list of the aspects of gratitude together! :)

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  13. Gratitude truly makes such a difference to how we see things, Suzy. I loved your example of the birds eating leftovers!

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  14. Gratitude sure is important to appreciate both the big and small things in life, including the birds that feast on your leftovers....love that! Also, great photos! :) <3

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  15. A gratitude attitude is everything! Blessings, Suzy!

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