Inspiration / VEP

Thank You

Thank You God for the world so sweet,

Thank You God for the food we eat,

Thank You God for the birds that sing,

Thank You God for everything!

Remember this little poem we’d say as kids, with our eyelids still lifting for the 8 am assembly. But, imagine this, we didn’t know that by saying this every morning at the consistent time was in turn attracting the positive energy and gratitude we never knew we needed. Maybe this was the secret potion that gave us energy to glide through the school day. 

Now you may be wondering why I’m talking about this. Well, today while spending time meditating in front of the Almighty, I had this thought that in the hustle-bustle of life we often forget to say the word thank you. A word so simple, a word so little but with the power to move mountains. 

When was the last time you said thank you out of a feeling and not a necessity? Struggling to remember? Well, this is why schools taught us these simple habits which would help us in the long run. 

Somewhere along the way, as we grew up and responsibilities piled on, that habit of actively expressing thankfulness fell by the wayside for many of us. We get so caught up in what’s next on the to-do list that we neglect to slow down and truly appreciate the small wonders right in front of us – a loved one’s smile, a sunny day, a nourishing meal.

But gratitude isn’t just a nice platitude. Cultivating a sincere attitude of gratefulness has been shown to reduce stress, improve psychological health, and make us more resilient amid challenges. It’s like carrying a little light in our hearts that helps illuminate the positive aspects of life instead of just the frustrations.

The good news is we don’t need grand gestures to rediscover gratitude’s power. It can be as simple as pausing for a moment each day to mentally list a few things we’re genuinely thankful for – big or small. Maybe it’s expressing appreciation to a loved one or just savoring a beautiful sunset.

When we make gratitude a conscious daily practice, it becomes a mindset that retrains our brains to notice and latch onto the positive forces that have always surrounded us but were overlooked. That little shift can brighten our entire outlook.

In our busy world of endless tasks and technology noise, gratitude is the simple grounding force that connects us to what’s truly important – the beauty, relationships, and gifts already around us. It pulls us out of the habitual rat race and into the present moment.

So let’s reclaim that childlike wisdom of saying “thank you” that we once knew so well. Not just going through the motions, but really feeling it. After all, gratitude is one of the most powerful and renewable resources we’ll ever have access to if we just take a minute to rediscover its value. 

And on that note, thank you for taking out the time to read my blog! 


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