Feeling and expressing appreciation is good for us. It is in our best interests to be reminded that everything we have is a gift from the supreme. Without gratefulness, we become arrogant and self-centered. We begin to believe that we have achieved everything on our own. Thankfulness keeps our hearts in right relationship with the giver of all gifts- our parents, our family, our friends, our teachers and every individual whom we meet in our journey called ‘Life’. “Grateful people have a particular linguistic style,” Emmons says — they tend to talk about things like gifts, givers, blessings, fortune and abundance.

I am thankful to the thirsty crow who has taught me never to give up and keep looking for water to quench my thirst for knowledge. I am thankful to the ants that climb and fall off the wall but keep trying. I am thankful to the bird who keeps building her nest after every storm; the rainbow which peeps out of the cloud and tells me to smile and reminds me of hope and serenity.

I have read somewhere that the universal law of attraction says that we will attract into our life the things we think about and focus on. Since this is true, wouldn’t you want more of what you are thankful for? (I think I know the answer to that!). Remember that when you are consciously aware of your blessings, and are grateful for them, you are focusing more clearly on what you want in your life – and are attracting more of those things into your life.

RITIKA LOGANI
COUNSELOR
MRIS 51, GURGAON