A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing: ‘Last year, I had surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time. The same year I reached the age of 60 years and had to give up my favourite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company and in the same year I experienced the sorrow of the death of my father.
And to my utter misfortune in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at the hospital with the cast on for several days. The destruction of the car was another loss.’ At the end he wrote: ‘Oh God! Why only Me did you choose. It was such a bad year!!’ When the writer’s wife entered the room, she found her husband looking sad and lost in his thoughts and totally dejected and depressed. From behind his back she read what was written on the paper. She left the room silently and came back with another paper and placed in on the side of her husband’s writing. When the writer saw this paper, he found his name written on it with the following lines:
‘Last year I finally got rid of my gall bladder due to which I had spent years in pain.’
‘I turned 60 with sound health and got retired from my job. Now I can utilize my time to write great novels that has always been my passion with more focus and peace.’
‘The same year my father, at the age of 95 without depending on anyone or without any critical condition met his Creator.’
‘The same year, God blessed my son with a new life. My car was destroyed completely but my son stayed alive without getting any disability.’
At the end she wrote: “This year was an immense blessing of God and it passed well!!!’ The writer was indeed happy and amazed at such beautiful and encouraging interpretation of the happenings in his life in that year. He never realized for one moment that through the bad phase last year simultaneously good things were happening too.
From this story we can throw light on how in our daily lives we must see that it’s not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy. Always think positive, be happy and stay blessed. Celebrate your life, the more you value and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Be Simple, Be Loving and Be Grateful.