I wish i had penned this. I usually don't crib about my lot in life (it may not seem so going by most of my blog entries but really am usually pretty in tune with counting my blessings). But of late have been spending a lot of time cribbing about where life's taken me in the last one year, never mind the fact that I took the plunge into matrimony and the subsequent unemployment willingly. And then a couple of days I received the above in my mail and put a smile on my face. Well I know that I can't go encash giggles and smiles I received but then no bank can credit the fuzzy feeling I got every time I received an impromptu hug from V for being "a good wife" (:P) or a thankful smile from an abject stranger for a seat offered on a bus or kind words upon helping an elderly lady with her coat or a wondrous and proud wow from mom who can't believe her daughter cooked for a party of ten...
I am very fond of saying that it is the small things that pile up to make one big problem, but I guess I could tip the scale in the positive of things and believe that it is a lot of small acts of kindness, good humour and tiny happy moments that can make for one big happy life. Too simplistic, eh. But then I would like to live a simple life. Look for simple answers no matter how complex the problem may seem.
This may not work at all times, but what I have learnt so far is that most times it does.
Even as I say it, I know it is easier said than done. Especially when one can so easily fall prey to negative thoughts and feelings (believe me I know!). So I guess this new year I will gift myself the gift of staying positive and believe that:
"When driving down the road of life, Prerna, rarely do you know how good you have it, until you see it in the rear-view mirror.
Which is not to suggest that you should look back now, but to remind you that where you are today is more awesome and amazing than you probably realize."*
(Another gem wish I had penned.... Since I didn't, thought of sharing it with you.)
*Courtesy: TUT® 's Notes from the Universe(sm)