Quite often I have conversations with my own self in my ‘me moments’ and take stock of my life. I express gratitude to God for what I have. I have learnt in the course of these ‘me moments’ that it’s best not to pursue what you cannot change and hanker for something which isn’t yours. Being envious of others for what they have doesn’t help; you have no idea what problems the others faced before they got what they have. Be content with what you have; God has already doled out what is yours and it will come to you in its own time. No amount of fretting or fuming will help in trying to get what’s not meant to be yours. Trust God and enjoy His gifts. ~Latika Teotia
I am content with my life and the journey so far. God has been kind, He has taught me to count my Blessings and, as far as possible, . Who doesn’t have problems? Life’s journey is full of ups and downs- no one is an exception. How you handle yourself when life throws a punch at you and how grateful you are when you are riding on a high is what matters.
Learn lessons from everything- including, and especially, adversity. Notice those beautiful moments, learn to enjoy a beautiful sunrise with a cup of freshly brewed coffee sitting on the patio or the music of the birds chirping in your backyard or the flight of birds on a clear cloudless day when all is still or the hug of a close friend. Learn to open up and notice things around you. Miracles are happening all around you. Reach out to those in need. If you can be of some help to even one person or if you can make a difference in the life of someone you are living a soulful life.
We are greedy by nature and are not content with what we have; we fail to recognize our blessings and are forever hankering for more (some mistakenly call it ambition). It is only when we have nothing that we appreciate and value everything big or small; we become happy at even the smallest change in our fortunes.
We should remain content with whatever material wealth we possess and not close our eyes to the real riches that life has given us. Count your blessings. Lead a life of piety, of kindness, of empathy, of compassion and a life filled with love for ourselves as well as others. These are our true assets- our real treasures.
How people remember us behind our back while we are living and after we have passed on is the true wealth that we accumulate during our lives. So, try to leave a good legacy before that final adieu. ~Latika Teotia
Every day brings forth a new gift, be grateful that we are present to receive it. We have much to be thankful for. We should be grateful for our journey so far, for those special events in our lives, for those sweet memories of yesteryears, for the family that we were born into, for the family that grew around us with the passage of time, for the friends who joined us along the way and for a million other things. We should be grateful for every small and big thing that life has given us. ~Latika Teotia
You can choose to be happy or miserable- that choice depends entirely on your own self. You don’t have to look far to find happiness; the first step is to count your blessings and express gratitude for them. One should never compare oneself with others; and if at all you want to, then do that with those beneath you or those who are less fortunate. If you can see (even though you may have to use glasses) then you are luckier than those who are visually handicapped and who would give their right arm to be able to see even from one eye. If you can hear, talk and walk then you are luckier than those handicapped on account of these. So next time you are feeling sad, down and depressed, just carry out this small exercise- count your blessings. Before long you’ll have enough reasons to feel uplifted and happy. ~Latika Teotia
Thank you God for always guiding me and holding my hand. I feel secure in the knowledge that you are always there and will not let me fall. I have the confidence that you will come to my rescue when the going gets rough or tough. I feel blessed to receive your unfailing love. Please always stay with me and lift me above petty jealousies as well as small living. I want to make you proud. Keep your light shining on me. Amen. ~Latika Teotia
Nobody is born a victim, it’s we who, over a period of time, succumb to situations and choose instead to play the victim because we find it easier. It suits us to carry the victim tag because we don’t want to come out of our comfort zone by taking on responsibilities. This, however, does not include those for whom life has been unfair by heaping impossible situations- my heart goes out to them and hope that God showers His mercies on them; may their troubles become small. My request is to those who are in a position to make a difference; they should choose the role of the hero instead of playing the victim card. Don’t be afraid of difficulties, hardships and unfair situations. Tackle them head on. God has blessed you with power use it and leave a mark.
O God please shower your blessings in abundance on everyone and make each one of us experience the presence of your unconditional love. Draw us closer to you and help us build a living relationship with you in this life itself. May each one of us accept the life that you have gifted to us and make the best of it. May we should always be willing to change and have a positive perspective. May we be a blessing to others and always be peaceful on purpose. ~Latika Teotia
God keeps sending messages through the Universe, through His Angels and through a million different ways. Be open, look around and you will not only see but also hear what He has to convey. Listen to everything, not only to the good things but even to the uncomfortable ones- including criticism, harsh truths of life and so on. If you are willing as well as open He will find ways to tell you exactly what is meant for you and guide you on to the chosen path. ~Latika Teotia
O Lord I thank Thee for this wonderful body which by itself is a miracle.
Thank you for this wonderful heart which beats day in and day out without rest with nary a complaint.
Thank you for this beautiful mind which makes me understand Thee and notice Thy hand in everything.
Thank you for these sturdy legs which take me from place to place enjoying Thy gifts.
Thank you for these strong hands which I can use to uplift others.
Thank you for these reliable shoulders on which others can lean and I can use for comforting them.
Thank you for these beautiful eyes which make it possible to see your miracles every day.
And above all, O Lord, thank you for this wonderful gift of life.
May I continue to follow the path shown by You and may I continue to serve Thee till my last breath. ~Latika Teotia