beauty in gratitude.

Photograph captured by Netta from Havelock Islands in Andaman, India.

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. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie

Preparing for joy

Often, all sort of sorrows, anxieties, hardships, and turmoil is to prepare us and to put a pathway for joy. As a famous Persian poet puts it, sorrow violently sweeps everything out of your house so that there’s space for new joy to enter. There’s beauty and gems of wisdom in going through hardships. It matures our souls and puts an appreciative spirit and a sense of profound gratitude in the blessings we count. Cultivating gratitude is key to several delights.

” Preparing for Joy “

veiled luxuries

It’s not a 23-course buffet menu that is merriment.  It’s often in those simple luxuries concealed under the veil of unadorned ordinaries. For me, it can be in some ghee roasted bananas and crisp cashew with warm coffee at home with Netta on a very content afternoon. Happiness and contentment at THIS very moment. Inconspicuous ordinaries have luxuries treasured in them. Grateful. Forage for these luxuries, count the blessings.

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