A psychologist by name, Robert Emmons said that by keeping a journal where you record the moments you are thankful for everyday would go a long way in making you more satisfied in life and make you a better person.
I don’t know how far would that work on a regular basis. A trial is always worth it. If not forever this remedy would atleast work for five days in a month. So five multiplied by 12, I can be grateful to nature for 60 days in a year. Not a bad start.
Currently, as of this moment, I have three things to thank God. Firstly, since I use Ola car pooling service these days, my travelling cost has come down. This has eased my commuting concerns in the city. Saving hundred rupees makes a lot of difference psychologically. (I have no financial crisis any which way still- Money is Honey 😜 )
Every weekend I have a nice group of friends to hang out with. Not all of us have eventful days but I create my own without any effort. Now that is something I can feel happy about.
I am able to partially control my angst and desperation in situations that are out of my control at this phase of my life. Something really useful to be thankful about.
Here is a poem on that happy note 🙂 by the one and only ME.. atleast I’m educated enough to verbalise my feelings effusively…
I chide myself for not being grateful enough
And asking for more
Yet I demand more
contentment is far fetched
It comes and goes
Leaving me in a whirlpool of frustration
I want things to be that way
Thats how I imagined my life
Hey, nope maybe thats not what i actually need
Life always gives me what I need
What I want and what i need are totally different
What I want is my illusion
What I need is my desire
The genie tends to my welfare
Not my gratification