Monday, October 25, 2021
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Fill Your Cup With Gratitude #SoulfulSunday

A few minutes ago I got the news of another loss. Another life lost. Another family pushed to grieve. Another face wiped off from the surface of the earth. It’s becoming a piece of everyday news now. 

True, people passed away before also. But since the last couple of years, I’ve heard more number of younger people in their 40s and 30s passing away than the number of older people departing. 

This way 10, 20 years later there won’t be any older people here. People in their 60s and 70s would be a thing of the past. 

But that isn’t my point. 

My point is, it’s scary. It’s scary on many levels. Death is always that uninvited guest that wipes off the smile on our faces. I’ve written poems about this ultimate companion of ours many times before. But death befriending more of us nowadays seems to be a little unfair. 

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Soulful Sunday

Can you imagine what the family must be going through? Can we always put the blame on lifestyle and move on? What can we do? I have no answers. 

The simple truth is we all come with an expiration date. One glance by that ultimate companion and gone are our smugness. As long as we are here let’s try to spend our time well. Beginning with our worries. Let’s give it a rest. Worries about anything and everything are pointless. Why worry if tomorrow may or may not see us? I’m not saying to live frivolously. Live a healthy fulfilling life keeping those stresses aside. 

Let’s fill our life with gratitude more and cut down that stress. It’s easier said than done. But it can be done.

Choose gratitude.

Deep breaths.


Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, by listening to a 10 minute guided meditation followed by 10 minutes of writing, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly on Sunday at 7 pm IST.

You are welcome to join this meditative writing session!

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Soulful Sunday
Vinitha
Vinitha

An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts(http://thevoidthoughts.com) and Reflections..(https://www.vinithadileep.com)

7 thoughts on “Fill Your Cup With Gratitude #SoulfulSunday

    1. Actually it’s not my loss, Pixie. But of late I keep hearing somebody losing someone. It’s painful to just hear the news. I don’t think I would be able to write that easily if I lose a beloved one. ❤️

      1. Touchwood. And hugs… it’s still a loss and processing that is always hard. Grief is a very strange, yet known companion

  1. Yes, seems like death is all around us, but I still see people being so casual about things that matter and super obsessed with things that don’t! Just today, we got news on my uncle on his death bed. Hugs, Vini. Your advice is priceless.

  2. These are unusually trying times for all of us. You’re right, all we can do is breathe deep and feel grateful for what we have. Take care.

  3. It is so strange that death seems to be a constant on our minds these days, no longer the one off thought that came with a bad news abut someone losing a family member or a friend. Death is right here, sitting next to us, invisible yet constant. I hear you and I so agree it has never been so important to be grateful for what we have and to make the most of our time with our loved ones. Your post resonated deeply, my friend!

  4. I agree with the bit about hearing the news and feeling devastated. I just heard of a junior from school who has died of a brain stroke. All I could say was she was younger than me!!! I cant imagine what her family is going through. I have also been hearing of more deaths in my near and dear ones this year as opposed to all the years put together before 2020. Some are Covid related and others are just bizzare.

    And yes Death is permanent and the only truth about our being ALIVE but even then it jars us into sadness and horror at the loss.

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