Gratitude Over Compassion

By Monday, March 02, 2015

Sometimes we forget to thank the most important people in our life just for always being there with us, supporting us every step of the way, no matter how many mistakes we made.

Gratitude never comes that easily to us humans. We always believe that people doing all the things for us should have done that anyway, without even saying. But, they didn't have to do any of it, at all. They did it because they love us.

When I was 7, I used to love having that kissan jam which came in glass jars, there were no platic containers in those days. I broke 5 bottles in 15 days and my dad still kept getting more bottles for me just because he knew how much I liked it. When I broke the fifth bottle, I broke with it and I couldnt take it any longer. I couldn't believe how stupid I could be to keep on breaking these glass jars. And I cried, I cried like anything. But the very next day, my dad got me another jam bottle and told me I never had to worry about breaking anything in life because I'd always have him to back me up and support me.

Someone once said 'Its not happy people who are thankful, its the thankful people who are happy' and I couldn't have agreed more. In our fast paced lives we often forget to slow down for sometime and just be thankful for everything we have and be thankful for all the people who made us who we are today, who gave us the strength to move forward and not worry about anything.

I saw a lot of bloggers writing about compassion last week but I couldn't help but wonder how compassion and gratitude were interlinked. We couldn't show compassion to anybody without the gratitude for all the people in our lives. If you are not thankful for what you have in your own life, you can never be concerned about anybody else's life.

Hope you have a good week ahead

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  1. It is the thankful who are happy, and the ones who are grateful too.

    Love it :)

  2. People who thank everytime and apologies heartily whenever needed, must be the happy souls :)

  3. Hi Ritika,
    Loved your post. And the line,' it's not the happy people who are thankful, it's the thankful, who are happy,' said it all!