When you feel that life’s being unfair to you and that no matter what you do you still wind up on the wrong side of everything, then you should do a bit of introspection and try to reach the root cause of your troubles. More often than not, you’ll find the cause lies within. It could be your negative thoughts or the tendency to give up easily or maybe you have a defeatist attitude or a combination of all the above. Once you find the cause, taking corrective measures will bring about a sea change in your attitude and your situation.~Latika Teotia
Best thing in the present phase is to indulge in reflecting back positively. By asking that how many times did I thank those who contributed greatly in my life. We take our families for granted. We hardly say thanks to our family members.
Now is the time to send an appreciation note or say something appreciating to your family member. Remember the more you appreciate the little gestures the more joyful atmosphere you create. ~Latika Teotia
No doubt life isn’t easy and we have to deal with challenges and issues, but BUT simultaneously we must also acknowledge and embrace our blessings. Without acknowledging the gifts in our lives, we will tend to remain empty, grumpy, snappy and touchy, convinced that we are “those of unlucky ones”. ~Latika Teotia
Thank you for your love ,for your grace,
And your power in my life !
I surrender myself to you completely !
Cleanse me O Lord !
Give me an Obedient Heart !
Keep me away from things
that are harmful to me
And harmful to my near and dear ones..
Strengthen and empower me so that I can live a purposeful life !
Amen !!! ~Latika Teotia
Don’t just go around,wishing and wanting. Open your eyes to what a beautiful life has been gifted to you. Don’t move around blinded by the veil of your desires just because society wants you to get into the “more-better-best” race. Sit back and start counting all the gifts and blessings you have been given. Appreciate more. With an appreciating heart, for what you have ,even if you don’t get more, you will still be at peace. ~Latika Teotia
Be thankful for what you have; don’t brood over your misfortunes. Perhaps some calamity has befallen you or perhaps you have lost a near and dear one. Maybe you have recently had some serious health issues or perhaps you are having financial problems. Yes, such circumstances are very difficult to bear and you feel that your world has crashed. But even then there is so much to be thankful for.
A man lost his shop and his entire life’s savings in a fire. When someone asked him what he had lost, he replied, “The fire burnt my shop and life’s savings but my confidence is intact.”
Rise from your gloom, shed the negativity that invariably accompanies a tragedy and count your blessings; you’ll realize that you have much to be grateful for. Thank the Lord for what you have. ~Latika Teotia
Every day brings forth a bouquet of wonderful gifts; all you have to do is to look around you. Some may be very apparent or evident. It could be something as simple as accidentally meeting an old friend or discovering an old photo of yours or someone dear to you. Memories stored long ago in some hidden chamber come tumbling out giving you immense joy. Be thankful for these gifts- big or small. ~Latika Teotia
Happy persons SEE joy in everything; they don’t go SEARCHING for it. They see God’s miracles and learn to enjoy them. The flight of a bird, rainbow in the sky, fluttering of butterflies, children playing with gay abandon, an old couple in the park enjoying their togetherness, sunrise, clouds in the sky, a clear sunny day or the rhythm of the falling rain, and so many countless things fill them with joy.
Happy persons aren’t necessarily the rich or the famous ones. They are content with what they have and are delighted by even the smallest thing. Learn to enjoy what you have instead of hankering for more. Don’t be overly concerned about the past and don’t be anxious about the future either otherwise you’ll not be able to enjoy the present. ~Latika Teotia
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.