Friday, July 01, 2022
Gratitude Life

Weekly Gratitude – 5 #SoulfulSunday

I have a question for you. Are you getting bored with my weekly gratitude posts? It’s not like I have a variety of fabulous activities that fill up my time to give gratitude. My life is pretty much the same day after day, week after week. And so, my gratitude posts tend to repeat along the same lines most of the time. It can be perceived as quiet boring. 

But then that’s my point. I don’t need to seek out thrilling adventures to be in love with my life. Getting up in the morning on a chilly day when I would rather sleep a little more and getting started on my morning rituals make me feel happy and grateful later in the day.

To be content with what we have is an essential quality that we all need to live a peaceful life. Most of the time, we feel unhappy and stressed out because we overlook what we have and chase after what we don’t have. Counting our blessings is the simplest task that can ensure a life filled with contentment and happiness. And, I feel the need to take time out of my week and make a gratitude list, however boring and repetitive it may appear. 

Without further ado, here are some of the things that made me feel grateful last week: 

  • I am a morning person. But these days I am in no mood to get up in the morning. However, I don’t get to sleep-in during the weekdays because I need to take my children to school. I need to get everything and everyone ready. So every  morning at 5:30 I wake up. I am grateful for not snoozing my alarm even once. 
  • I am thankful for learning to drive. It would have been an utterly difficult situation if I didn’t know how to drive. Driving my kids to and from their school is one of the routine tasks in my day-to-day life. 
  • Last week I had back-pain. Thankfully, some yoga stretches helped a little in relieving the pain. Though I am still battling the pain, I am able to do the basic things if I am mindful. 
  • I am thankful for my supportive family who not only adjusts when I don’t feel well, but also steps in and does their part to help me. 
  • I aimed to write and publish everyday last week. Although, I didn’t publish every single day, I managed to get something out four days last week and wrote six days. I am grateful for being able to write.
  • Last week I didn’t get much reading done. This week I am intending to read 30 minutes a day. 

I have been using an app called Journal on my phone to keep a daily log of what I want to do, what I did, things I am grateful for, etc. Usually, I use my bullet journal or planner to capture these things. Using the Journal app I have been consistently tracking my days for the past thirty days. 

That was my week. So, how was yours?

© Vinitha Dileep

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)

5 thoughts on “Weekly Gratitude – 5 #SoulfulSunday

  1. I don’t get bored with it. It’s a good reminder, really, that gratitude for the things we often overlook and take for granted may be even more important than gratitude for the huge, momentous, amazing things that occasionally come our way. By noticing and appreciating the ordinary, every day, we build a practice of being consistent and observant. Then we can be grateful for all the little things we didn’t miss, all year, while waiting for the superlatives.

  2. I came back to say that I think it’s important to break yourself of the notion that these little things might be boring to anyone – are they “boring” to you? If so, are you truly appreciating them? Here’s a thought – pick one of your bullet points (as a reader, I’d suggest either or both of the first two) and turn them into stories. Exercise your storytelling skills – appreciate that gift you have, and share it so that others can, too. It will help with that goal of writing every day, while we’re at it.

  3. You know that I’m never bored with gratitude. Also there’s things that we learn about ourselves and the world around us as we delve deeper into gratitude.
    Glad you were able to work the backache off. Take care. Hugs.

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