Appreciate more !!!

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

Don’t miss the larger picture !!!

We have been so conditioned that we are just not able to look beyond our immediate surroundings; same goes for our lives as well, we tend to be so caught up with our daily routine that we don’t see what lies ahead and plan properly for the future. The result- we miss the larger picture and just go through life like robots. It’s high time that you learnt to look around, there’s so much to see and enjoy. Learn to appreciate nature and what God has given you. When we were born as human beings one of the gifts given to us was the gift of appreciation- something which was denied to the animal kingdom. So look up, look around and you’ll realise that life and this world have much more to offer than what you were noticing. ~Latika Teotia

Be content with what you have !!!

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

Be grateful for every small and big thing !!!

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

Learn to count your blessings !!!

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

Prayer for today !!!

O God, I’m grateful for this gift of another beautiful day. I pray that just as You give us a new gift of life every day, may we too value it as much. May Thy love and light always show us the right path. May we always be compassionate and kind to others. May we never ignore someone in need. Bless us O God so that we become the instruments of Thy wishes. ~Latika Teotia

Count your Blessings !!!

Be grateful for what you have instead of grumbling about what you don’t. When in doubt look at those who are not so lucky. Count your Blessings and remain grateful. ~Latika Teotia