You may recall that at times we look at others and envy them for their health, wealth or abilities. This sometimes leads us to a negative comparison making us slip into downward spiral of increasing negativity. So what does it mean? It means we are

Flowers are ever happy!

being ungrateful and not aware of the blessings that the the Almighty has bestowed upon us.

My blogger friend Gurvinder Singh shares a beautiful poem from his blog with us. This poem makes us reflect and realize to be grateful for what ‘we have’ and be at peace with ourselves even if we don’t have all the things that we desire.

Cheers πŸ™‚

About Dilip

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. It’s a wonderful poetry Dilip….so nicely composed …simple lines impregnated with deep and beautiful thoughts. The soldiers , yes, they keep vigilant so that we can sleep peacefully ..hats off to their spirit.

    Please convey my regards to your friend for composing these lines πŸ™‚


  2. Rachna says:

    Beautiful poem! We should always be thankful to the creator for all the blessings. It’s so true that if we look around we will realize how happy and blessed we are….as” someone somewhere is not happy as you”. One should learn to be contented with whatever we have in life.


  3. Salam .It’s a stuning poem that stands for it’s creator’s talent and serene heart . Thank you for sharing such classy writing =)


  4. luchaniktravel says:

    This is a great reminder to us all to count our blessings, because there are so many people out there in a much worse position than us. Thank you for sharing this poem – it is beautiful and has a really important message.


  5. drsuraiyanasim says:

    Something we always forget.
    Touching and true!


  6. Hema P. says:

    It’s always a matter of perspective, isn’t it? If only everyone can keep that in mind, we wouldn’t have all the strife we see around us!


  7. i would not like to sound conceited but i would like to share that jealousy/envy is one emotion that has not yet touched mom in law has announced it many a times so now you know if its coming from her than its got to be true .lol i love your posts and do look forward to them. πŸ™‚


  8. Binky says:

    Most of us could be a lot more thankful that we are. It’s much better to appreciate what we have, than to worry about what we don’t have.


  9. Paula says:

    I would like to share this quote that I’ve found “Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside” – Michael Palmer.
    I believe it to be the source of unhappiness and envy …..


  10. Shoba Menon says:

    Beautiful poem , loved reading it !


  11. This poem you share is a great reminder to keep things in perspective and be happy for what we do have. Thank-you for a wonderful post.


  12. Biswadip says:

    “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”.
    ~Eleanor Roosevelt


  13. Beautiful poem, so true and so beautifullu woven loved it πŸ™‚


  14. amira says:

    very inspiring. I guess it’s always better to count our blessings instead of complaining of what we don’t have πŸ™‚

    I am happier than many πŸ™‚


  15. manju says:

    Yes, we would be much more content if we remembered that so many are not as fortunate as we are.

    Nice poem!


  16. soumyav says:

    this is so well expressed..Its the bitter truth,we try to compare and lose our happiness .being contented in any situation gives us a insight of what we have and value it rather than crying for what we haven’t..


  17. Well we humans are always ungrateful.. If something bad happens its because of god.. and when all is fine we usually dont remember him then


  18. So lovely, lovely to read, lovely to visit. regards Leanne


  19. Dear Sir,

    I agree completely with you that envy is a negative feeling/emotion, and it is a beautiful poem Mr. Singh wrote to console the depressed.

    However, my take on envy is different. I believe that envy/jealousy creates a sense of competition between humans, and motivates a person to chase his goals with zeal. I think envy is the third most important feeling, the first two being desire and fear which has driven our civilization so ahead of all other animals living on Earth.

    I think rather than being depressed or ‘blue’, a person should try to convert the negative energy into positive enthusiasm to reach new heights and reap success in his life … πŸ™‚

    Take care.

    With regards,



    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Dheeman,

      You are abs right in saying – “a person should try to convert the negative energy into positive enthusiasm to reach new heights and reap success in his life”.

      Thanks my friend and be very well! Regards.


  20. Jenn Ji Hyun says:

    Wow… an excellent insightful poem. That is very true. Thanks for sharing this little secret to contentment..


  21. Geetha says:

    Dear Sir,

    Heartfelt thanks to you and Mr. Gurvinder Singh for sharing that beautiful poem.

    When we feel so blue and the green-eyed monster rears its ugly head as a result of us feeling that we have failed in “Keeping up with the Joneses”, it is time to think of Mr. Singh’s poem and this one too:

    An “Italian philosophy” poem: ‘
    ‘Count your garden by the flowers,
    Never by the leaves that fall.
    Count your days by golden hours,
    Don’t remember clouds at all.
    Count your nights by stars, not shadows,
    Count your life with smiles, not tears.
    And with joy on every birthday,
    Count your age by friends, not years. ‘

    Thanks and regards,



  22. suhas says:

    Great are your bloggers and great is my friend. A simple way to be happy is narrated in this poem. Look around and find yourself to be far more luckier than many.

    Allow me quote an old saying,” I was sorry because I had no shoes to wear; till I saw a man with no feet”


  23. renu says:

    comparisons are always odious…with time I have learnt to count my blessings and they are many and so I feel thankful to god and contented myself.


  24. Saman says:

    Each time we look at others who seem to be happier than us..we are distancing ourselves from reality..Shakespeare said..”All that glisters is not gold….many a man his life hath sold…but my outward to behold…..”..happiness is a felt state of the mind, body and soul…i saw Barfi a few days ago…and experienced joy and happiness in its purest and most unadulterated form..friends life is beautiful and each day is a special gift.. smile with gratitude when you see others happy and be assured you’ll be the reason for someone else’s smile….. πŸ™‚


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi and welcome Saman,

      What you say is so true – “happiness is a felt state of the mind, body and soul…” and I think “Barfi’ is going to be my next movie πŸ™‚

      Shakespeare beautiful quote now has special meaning in our lives.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts & many best wishes.


  25. Gratitude is a wonderful and precious feeling. It’s like opening a window to happiness…
    Thank you, Dilip!


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