Practising Gratitude

A blind boy sitting on the steps of a building with a hat at his feet, held up a sign that read, “I am blind, please help”.

There were few coins from the hurrying passers-by.

A man stopped and put some coins in his hat, also he took the sign board turned it around and wrote some words. Then he put the board back in the boy’s hand and left the scene. Surprisingly, the hat started to fill up!

When the same man returned after sometime, the boy sensed him and asked what he wrote. To which he said that he had written the same truth in a different manner. He wrote, “Today is a beautiful day, but I cannot see it”.

Both signs spoke the truth, but you know what the second sign conveyed to the people passing by? 

How grateful we are to see this world. 

Gratitude has its origin from the Latin word ‘gratus’. It literally means feeling thankful. Simply put, gratitude is a habit of having a heart centred approach to living life. 

What science says about this feeling?

Whenever you feel thankful and grateful, it instantly enhances the dopamine levels in you. This releases endorphins, the feel good hormone in our brain.

What gratefulness does?

It is a very effective technique for a positive approach towards life. It helps us to see the glass as half full instead of half empty. Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. 

Be grateful for what you already have, and you will attract more good things.

In Indian culture and tradition, stotras (verses of mantra) are recited to express the gratefulness to God, at the beginning of any auspicious event. This fills our heart with positivity, love and joy.

Gratitude and law-of-attraction works hand in hand. To bring success and abundance in our lives, we have to first feel grateful for all that we already have, this aligns us with the higher frequency.

Being grateful shifts our attention from the past and future, to this present moment. When we do that, we look for improvement from a positive perspective toward life.


1. Let’s feel grateful for having a healthy body and mind. And by taking good care of ourselves, like eating healthy and exercising regularly, makes us open to receiving more energy and abundance.

2. Let’s feel grateful our parents, partner, friends and loved ones. And by constantly working on our relationships, we give way to a happy satisfactory life. 

3. And lastly to this ever responsive universe and God for giving us this wonderful life. 

Wondering how to imbibe and practice gratitude on a daily basis?

Here's "The little book of gratitude" for you...

The Little Book of Gratitude, gratitude, kosha life, anirudh gomber, the longevity club

Author: Ketan Dambal

Editor: Taahira Kisna

Publisher: Kosha Life


1 comment

It is indeed a beautiful post. It showed up just when I needed it. I will certainly start practising gratitude from today

Charu March 31, 2021

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