A Habit of Gratefulness

I am so excited to share my new blog with all of you!!!

I hope you like it, and that it serves its purpose of creating a better experience for readers like you. Facebook notes are great for a starter. But as our regular readers kept on growing in numbers, they communicated the need to me for the functionality which Facebook Notes did not provide.

With this blog, you will be able to find the other blog posts on similar topics effortlessly, enjoy the rich reading experience that colorful images will create, and easily share your favorite posts with your loved ones. If there is something you wish to do, but cannot right now, drop me a line. I will make the best effort to see how I can incorporate your feedback as I continue to improve the website design.

Before I jump into today’s topic, I want to convey my sincere gratitude to you – the readers! You made me to write regularly, and write better. You demonstrated how a community of readers can inspire a writer to dream bigger. I would have never been able to create it without your support and loyal readership. Hence this blog is as much a milestone in my writing adventure as it is in your reading prowess. I thank you for collectively motivating me, and continuing to bring out the best in me. I look forward to returning the favor by sharing my thoughts and writing.

Now onto today’s thoughts:
I just went through pouring my heart out in the previous paragraph so what I am sharing today is a natural extension of the feeling.

As I thought about my feelings for my readers, friends and family who have supported me in this blogging quest, I not only felt grateful but could not stop feeling happy for the bountiful affection I have received. I read it before that being grateful makes you happy. But there are moments when it just clicks. This was one such moment.

Try it for yourself. Every morning before you get out of the bed and every night before you go to sleep, just take a minute to remember and count your blessings. Note 3 things that you have or that happened to you, and be thankful for those. Nobody has a perfect life, neither do you. But when you consciously choose to be thankful for what you have, you will see that you will start receiving more of the goodness that you wish for. Almost magical, right?

There is scientific reasoning behind it. When you are grateful, you release the hormones which make you feel good. When you associate feeling good with what you were thankful for, you train your mind to actively notice the opportunities which will replicate such a feeling. When you notice more of such opportunities in your environment, you are more likely to take advantage of those. When you do, more goodness comes your way.

By getting into the habit of being grateful, you learn not to worry about changing your situation, but instead learn how to notice the best that your surroundings have to offer.

When I realized how it affects me, I decided to make it a habit. In the process, I came across this cool app “The Fabulous” to keep me on track. Give it a shot and let me know how it works for you.

Just 2 minutes of gratitude every day can make a big difference in your mindset. Can you invest the 2 minutes?

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    • Manasi your new blog looks awesome! Thank you for sharing such a great “habit of bieng grateful”.
      I came to know so many new ideas, thoughts, habits from all your Posts. And they sure are making a positive difference in my Life. Thank you for sharing.

      • Hi Ashwini, You just gave me THE best compliment anybody can give me -“the posts sure are making a positive difference in my Life”! Thanks a lot for sharing and for your support. The purpose of this blog is to make a difference in people’s lives – small step at a time. Glad to hear this is happening.

  • Congratulations on your new blog. It is thoughtful and inspiring. 2 minutes is not too much to ask for πŸ™‚

  • Manasi,

    Loved the look and feel of your blog.

    One of the great things happens every Monday, is I come across your posts. Each post tries to teach something new, inculcate positive thinking and motivates to learn/perform something new.

    I am grateful to what I have today and with the existing abilities, I will try to perform better πŸ™‚

    • Hi Mukta, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am so happy you read the Magic Monday posts regularly and feel motivated. That’s the intention! πŸ™‚

  • This is just great post. I have tried this, but now on i will be little consistent πŸ™‚ Also for sharing can you please add tumblr site too ?

    • Hi Vanita, I checked quickly to see if I can add Tumblr sharing on the icon on the side. Looks like it’s not possible or as easy to do as I thought. Let me see how I can do this. Thanks for the feedback!

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