Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Each of us owes our lives, our success & our achievements to the support we have received from countless others. The support we receive from others starts much before we are born and continues much after our deaths. Most of the time we are blissfully unaware of this and sometimes falsely believe that we alone are responsible for everything.
In a typical day, we wake up to the alarm invented by others, manufactured by others and sold by others to us. The battery that runs it is manufactured by others and the components that go into the clock and the battery are manufactured by others. Likewise, every single thing that we do or enjoy has the hidden hand of others.
Once we realise this, wouldn't our thoughts be full of gratitude? It is childish to think that if we have paid the price or the taxes, we are entitled to enjoy life and need not be grateful.
We also receive unconditional love and care from our loved ones. Our parents who care for us, nurture us and shape our lives deserve nothing but our choicest gratitude and love in return. They sacrifice their own pleasures for our sake. They go to great lengths to make our lives secure and comfortable. Shouldn't we be overwhelmed with all this? Yet, some of us ignore them or complain about some or other blemish in their affection.
Gratitude reflects attitude. If we have it, it shows in all aspects of our lives !!