“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.

I very much believe in the above quote. Why then do we get swept away in the deluge of ungratefulness in its different forms such as complaining, getting anger, dissatisfaction and so on? A ‘why me’ attitude is another expression of our ungratefulness. If we are Β not grateful means we have lost faith in our Creator. Whereas we need to thank the Almighty for ever breath that we take.

Melody Beattie’s wisdom equates gratitude to “being content” which is a state of bliss. And that state as so many masters say even heals the sick.

Let’s try it out and be thankful to God for all that he has provided – our Life, nature and everything else. I know many of you already do. πŸ™‚


Lets remember Β “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls” ~ Aesop

Have a great day folks πŸ™‚






About dilipnaidu

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.

43 responses »

  1. sania bashir says:

    Surely point to ponder, thanx for your postsπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» did I miss much of ur good posts πŸ˜…πŸ˜…


  2. sindhoooo says:

    What lovely thoughts! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


  3. Wise and great thoughts. Loved the post. Until we are grateful for the things and people we have in our lives, we will never be satisfied with the things we try endlessly to acquire. Gratitude makes us better.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      A warm welcome to my blog! I really appreciate what you say “..we will never be satisfied with the things we try endlessly to acquire”. If only we realize this simple truth life could be so much more happier. And yes gratitude for what we have can reduce our ‘wants’.

      Many thanks and have a lovely week πŸ™‚


  4. Oh I loved it ) Pic especially true. Sad but funny ) Although more started realizing the necessity of gratitude. That right window is gradually creating a queue as well πŸ˜‰


  5. Madhu says:

    We forget all too often don’t we? Thank you for the reminder Dilip.


  6. Thank you, my friend, for always having such wise words to bring us! I believe deeply in gratitude, living rather than moving from errand to errand, and being content. Your post is a wonderful reminder for readers and it is spoken from the heart. Thank you!


  7. The pic said it all. Lovely post. Also, I read an article around Ganpati festival – it had Ganpati instructing his mouse to carry loads of money for his devotees. However, he brushed aside the bag full of ‘gratitude and common sense.’ Nobody asks for it anyway, he reasons with his mouse.


  8. aFrankAngle says:

    Outstanding thoughts … Sometimes I wonder about what makes our negative side so strong. Not sure.


  9. Banu H says:

    I think by default we tend to complain and whine and think why me. Gratitude does not come easily, but it can be developed. We have to start counting our blessings and be grateful for this life. If we are grateful, we can see all the good things we have in our life. I try every day to be grateful for all that is good in my life. Awesome post Uncle.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      What you say Banu is true. Most of us are in a “default negative mode” and it’s good you make it a point to be remind yourself of the good things which have come your way.

      In our weekend “self development ” programs in India we have an exercise in which the participants have to remember and note down 2 good things that happened everyday to him/ her during the week. Each participant has to announce it too. This surely helps to develop an attitude of gratefulness.

      Many thanks for sharing your thoughts. And have a wonderful week ahead.


  10. Binky says:

    I think that’s a very important concept. Being content with what we have seems to be a rare thing these days when everyone wants the newest and latest gadget. But when you’re satisfied and grateful for what you have, life is better.


  11. Tina Schell says:

    Very well said Dilip, and I love the little cartoon!


  12. A wonderful post Dilip, we do indeed need to remember that Gratitude is the heart of ALL things.. Once we learn to live in Gratitude we allow the energy to flow freely into our lives.. To constantly blame and what I call the Woe is me syndrome to bemoan things in our lives, We send out signals within the Universe of lack.. As we crave for more.. People do not understand that often it is the constant thought of Lack and Greed that brings them more of the same..
    Once you learn to be grateful for ALL things in your life.. Even perhaps the lessons which are not so pleasant to accept.. We see how ALL things come to us for a purpose and once we learn to accept and be grateful for their presence, the Universe allows us to move through them.. As we then learn to be content and live in Peace with All that we have and all that we are..

    Many Blessings for this post Dilip.. loved its message my friend


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Beautiful thoughts on “gratitude” Sue. I love the way you touched upon the finer effects gratitude has on us. Such conviction can only come from a person who has practiced and experienced bliss emerging from gratitude!

      Thank you my friend πŸ™‹


  13. ssbonsor says:

    Dear Dilip,
    Gratefulness and Contentment are great qualities to be nurtured. We have to be grateful to God for being alive and being well provided. But we are never satisfied-we want more, never contended. With contentment comes Peace. Are we at peace with ourselves? Most of us aren’t. Because that is in the nature of things; purpose of our life is misplaced. The one who realises that running around the world is futile, on him dawns Contentment and Peace.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Dear Surinder sir what you say is true most of us are caught in the upward spinning spiral of wanting more and more. And so “being in Peace” always remains elusive.

      If only we can identify the true purpose of our life “our lakshya” and work towards it the desire for excessive material things will diminish.

      I value your comments always. ✌


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