Gratitude Will Turn Around Your Life!
The simplest way to turn your life around to your desired direction is by being grateful for what you have and also for what you don’t have!
At first I found this a little hard to believe. Then I came across The Secret and read about the law of attraction. I started consciously practicing gratitude everyday and now it is like breathing to me.
My life was always good but I was adamant on making it great. I have my own definitions of everything in life including greatness. After finishing college in 2009, I found a good paying job, fell in love, by the year 2012 I was married. While I was always grateful for my job and my relationships, I knew what I wanted to do. Travel. I wanted to travel all the time. I was so passionate about it. I wanted to explore the world and all the miracles in it.
However, I had limited resources, a 5-days a week job, a family and a not-so-much-of-a-traveler husband! This question often bothered me, will I ever live my dream? I had no answers which often left me sad, irritated and angry. Often times, I would think of giving up my current job and take up a traveling job. But I also knew that a job like that would require me to be away for long durations and I was not willing to sacrifice my time and relationship with my husband. Then, there were also times when I thought I was just spoiling my near-perfect life with dreams like this. But I was never able to stop dreaming.
I read The Secret over and over again, till it became a part of my being! I realized the power of gratitude. I realized it was the most powerful emotion I could use to bring all good into my life, including what I wished for! The 2 words, thank you, became inseparable parts of my life. I started saying thank you with every breath I took, every morning I got up with them and every night I slept with them. The journey of realizing what gratitude could do to my life was enriching and enjoyable. As I understood it, more I practiced it more and as I practiced it more, I understood it more.
I became obsessed with being grateful.
Before I knew it, it was time for transformation! The results were so fast, I could hardly believe it.
At my existing job, I was offered an alternate role. While taking up the role I did not really know what was in store for me. However, within a month into the new role, I was told that I would be required to travel both within and outside the country every quarter and the travel could be anywhere between 2-7 days.
I was stumped! I was elated! There has been no looking back since then. I, now, travel to different parts of India and world every 3 months!
My husband has also been able to accompany me on some of the slightly longish trips and has started enjoying traveling. Our most recent trip was to Amsterdam. My trips are all company sponsored and so I do not have to worry about the money! Since the trips are once a quarter and not more than a week, it’s easy maintaining the balance between my passion, my work and my home. Every trip I explore something new. I feel and act like a traveler and for over a year have been living the life of my dreams!!