This year we all are facing totally different living situations that we used to because of the COVID-19 Pandemic crisis, and yes it’s challenging and you probably are feeling road block after road block right now. Be it working from home, health worker, working long hours, or navigating a recent job loss and the engulf is unavoidable right now regardless of who we are and what we are experiencing.

There may be a situation where we can feel sorrowful and depressing. This blog is a gentle reminder to find the good in your day today because there is beauty to be found in everyday things. It took two years for me to be able to practice gratitude and make the paradigm shift in my mind. If something bothers me I immediately, shift my thought by counting my blessings, and in the process, I feel so light that it becomes easy for me to tackle any situation. Then I realize that for one tiny problem, I freak out, I tend to focus on what is lacking rather than being grateful.

Also, when we wake up in the morning we start thinking with all the never enough problems let it be work pressure, personal issues, financial crunch, or it could be anything that you get your energy down within a second.

Many studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and less depressed. When you are in gratitude or feeling of gratitude you can’t be in another state, so you can’t be angry sad or disappointed when you are feeling grateful. Grateful for me is like a seed and you plant a seed in your life which is going to grow as a beautiful tree in shade of foods and it helps you avoid what we call weeds in our life. If we plant sadness, disappointment or anger this are like weeds in our life.

A lesson I have learned during these months is to find gratitude in the simple things. When I wake up the first thing I do is look at my mom and brother and be grateful to God that the two important people in my life are safe and healthy. I then enjoy my morning tea by witnessing the beautiful morning by taking a peek through my balcony.

The solution for all our challenges is Gratitude. The benefits of practicing gratitude are vast and benefits will surprise you. I have come across with few types of research where practicing gratitude is proved to be beneficial:

  1. The most important thing to survive this COVID-19 crisis is to have a good immune system. According to the American Heart Association, the practice of gratitude can lower blood pressure and improve immune function. And grateful people engage in more exercise, have better dietary behaviors, are less likely to smoke and abuse alcohol, and have higher rates of medication adherence.

2. The second thing I have noticed is that people are going through lots of stress and depression these days. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, practicing gratitude lowers the risk of mental health issues. It helps you Lessen Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Abuse and improves your Self-Esteem.

3. In Clinical Trial , gratitude can help you handle stress

Practicing Gratitude is can be easy as a pie, worthwhile and Joyous. Here are the few list of things that you can do to start practicing gratitude:

Gratitude Journal:

-Every morning start listing at least ten points that you are grateful for.

-Jot down the points that made you happy. What is one good thing that happened during the day?

-List the small success that you achieve every day. It could be anything, let’s say you did you thirty minutes workout or cleaned the house. What is something I am better at today than I was yesterday?

-If you feel uninspired about your work? Find one thing that you are grateful for, it could be having a bunch of great colleagues. What qualities do I appreciate in a co-worker?

-If you have a relationship concern. Write about the things you are grateful for that the person did to you. What qualities do I appreciate in that person? What positive quality have I picked up from that person?

-Write about the opportunity you have today. How can a perceived weakness of mine also be a strength?

-Write about the funny things your children did today. As an example, I am sharing a adorable video of my niece. And I keep listening to it all the time. Please check it out.

Gratitude Jar:

Take an empty jar, decorate it with ribbons. Keep a pen and scratch paper accessible near the jar to write ‘’Gratitude Notes’’. Ask everyone in the family to write on things they are grateful for today and put in the jar. Whenever you feel low, just have a glance at the jar and you will realize that life is full of wonderful things to be grateful for and that will give you the courage to conquer anything in life.

“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

But remember one thing gratitude cannot just happen overnight. It is practice we have to nurture every single day. You wouldn’t expect a flower to grow without water, and you wouldn’t expect your body to get healthier without nourishing it. It definitely won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Start by taking a small step towards gratitude for next 21 days. According to research, it takes 21 days to fully form a new habit, as 21 days is the time required for new neuropathways to be fully formed in your brain. And after that practicing gratitude will become your lifestyle.

I am glad that you made it to the end of the blog. And I would like to give you all my gratitude from the deep of my heart. Thank you for showing so much love for my previous blog.

Since you have read so much about Gratitude I would request you all close your eyes and keep one hand on your heart. As shown in the illustration made by ”Love Me Paris”. Think about one thing you are grateful for?

I would request you all to pass it on to someone who needs to read this because the more selfless you are, the more you may get out of it.

I am sure this blog must have bought some value for you. So I request you to please go ahead and hit that comment, What are the simple things you have found gratitude in?

Thank You!

Stay Blessed!

50 COMMENTS

  1. Very well written, thank you so much and being appreciative makes life pleasurable gratitude works like magic 👍🏻

  2. Great… Positivity is what we need to survive this Pandemic…and I am so fascinated to learn these beautiful expressions of gratitude, I am eternally grateful to you..

  3. Great explanation I discovered a new thing today… gratitude jar. I will definitely practice it.. thank you for sharing and God bless you

    • Nice written👍!!Very nice and helpful info to make our life happy & healthy in today’s busy world. thank you pooja for the nice work and keep it up☺☺

  4. An amazing write up! Very inspiring, very much needed during these times. Loved it!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Very well said… I really appreciate your nice way to share your knowledge with us 🙂…keep the good work pu ❤️❤️ grateful to have a friend like you ❤️

  6. This blog shows the value of gratitude!!! Keep up the good work😍😊
    This article is one of the best article I’ve ever read…
    Some times we feel so grateful but we don’t have even enough words to compliment ..
    THANK YOU Pooja.
    You’ve my deepest gratitude.

  7. Incredible article! You are absolutely right, and being grateful in life will change our lives forever! Always count your blessing instead of problems that we confronting. Thank you for sharing such an amazing article!!!

  8. Thank you so much for this article. I am so grateful for your knowledge and the time taken for you to share it. Thank you.

  9. Love your positive vibes! I really appreciate how you find good things in everything! I can really learn from that 😅. Looking forward for the next post!!

  10. Hey Pooh, lately have been working around gratitude for past couple of weeks, this helps me to connect to what I have been learning so far. That truely helps it’s a magic

  11. Your blogs makes me think about growth. It helps me ask questions about growth,passion and love. I am going to start practicing gratitude for the next 21 days and so on. You are just simply amazing dear.

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  12. Your blogs makes me think about growth. It helps me ask questions about growth,passion and love. I am going to start practicing gratitude for the next 21 days and so on. You are just simply amazing dear.

    One request from a fan :
    Would like to read more about gratitude,passion,growth and focus.

  13. Wow! I loved it, it really raised my spirits since always with this and that of the virus, expenses and everyone despairs and sometimes one just needs that support and motivation and when reading it I really encouraged myself and it was incredible. Thank you!
    Mucho amor de México ✨ Sigue escribiendo

  14. I really, really needed this today! So grateful to have found this article! 🙂
    Now on to practicing gratitude every day!

  15. Its really amazing to read this well written and beautifully expressed article in the times of global pandemic. Loved your idea on trying to spread positivity with a gratitude jar.

  16. That’s a very fine blog you have written dear. We all are so proud of you for bringing forward this information. Keep updating us with us information and blogs.

  17. Very good post about expressing gratitude during the coronavirus pandemic. Nicely written. Keep up the good work.

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