Happiness isn’t a path but a destination. It’s the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, simplicity, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, and gratitude.
I believe strongly in the above quote. I got interested in the subject of true and everlasting happiness that I went on a 4-year-long sabbatical to explore all about it. I’m now practicing mental health coach.
During that time, I read several ancient scriptures and attended various online and offline courses — related to happiness and psychology — from reputed universities and organizations across the globe. But one special element that got stuck in my heart is the element of gratitude. I immersed himself completely in the ritual of thanksgiving; round the clock.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
I’ve designed a special THANK YOU card that I give away to people who touch my heart.; and mostly these are ordinary people who do their regular jobs. They’re cleaners, drivers, maids, defense forces, public servants, waiters, people who I meet for professional meetings, or even friends and families.
I print 1,000 cards every year and give them all away. I started this practice in 2013 and since then, I’ve given away thousands of such cards to people across India.
It’s such a lovely feeling and the recipients just get lost in their awe. I haven’t met a single person who has got such a card in his or her life. They get so elated and feel proud of their existence.
I feel that everyone wants to be noticed, acknowledged, and included. A simple THANK YOU card can go far in achieving this, and as a blessing, people never forget you!
Gratitude is good for you — amazingly healthy for those who practice it. Being grateful not only helps us cultivate emotional well-being and regulate stress but also has a positive impact on our physical health.
The good news is that gratitude is addictive, in a positive way. Acts of kindness and gratitude release large amounts of happy chemicals, a natural reward that works as a stimulant to keep us motivated to be grateful.
I invite you to be a part of this gratitude culture.
If you want to give a THANK YOU card to someone, you can print your own or download my version.