If you recall our last few posts, we had talked about the power of saying thank you through a lovely video from Laura Trice on Ted Talks.
We had also talked about the 7 rewards for being thankful in life . And today as #SayThanks trends on twitter, we thought, why not ask this question to ourselves – What are the things we are thankful for in life?
While I say this, I don’t want to sound too romantic and treat #SayThanks as a fad or a feel good factor. If you have read our posts earlier you very well know that we rarely care for that. We appreciate the feelings, the good or the bad. We don’t believe in saying that there are no problems, there are and there always will be. Life is never going to be a stroll in the park, there are going to be challenges.
But in a way it is simple right – you get what you focus on. You focus on the weeds – you will keep finding them more and more and if you focus on the solutions, you potentially end up finding a lot of them too. It is like buying a new car and spotting the same type or brand of car everywhere you go. It can be as simple and as cognitive as that.
Anyway! The hashtag #SayThanks reminds me of a talk by Tony Robbins where he mentions a conversation of his with John Templeton – one of the richest men, not just internally but also on the materialistic front too. But what struck me the most of the conversation was that when John Templeton says that the secret to his richness is just the plain simple gratitude. An honest simple gratitude.
Gratitude not just for the things which are working for us, but gratitude for the things that did not work for us, gratitude for the challenges and troubles we are faced with, gratitudes for the outcomes in life which has led us to the place we are today and made us who we are what we think, gratitude for every little challenge which makes us go beyond that and look at life in a better way, gratitude for the aspects that make us stronger through the challenges even though it feels like life really sucks at times. Well that also is the beauty of it sometimes isn’t it?
So, as we dedicate this post to #SayThanks, we ask you this one question –
What are you thankful for today?
I know most people have really good answers saying #SayThanks to god, #SayThanks to parents, #SayThanks opportunities and so on. All of these are very good answers. But I am really keen on knowing what you are really grateful for. What makes you feel so humble and proud at the same time that you feel like saying THANK YOU out loud and mean it right from the bottom of your heart. That aspect of your life which you wouldn’t trade for anything in this world.
That is the meaning of #SayThanks to us today.
So, as we end this post, I would like to ask you,
What are you thankful for?
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