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Day 6, Seven days of positivity.

If you haven't yet joined the Facebook group of Seven days to Positivity then please join NOW! :) It has got an amazing response.

To be very honest, I was totally down in the dumps when I started it on Day 1 and  did not really expect at all to feel this good about it. In fact, I told a good friend "All this nonsense I am trying because I am soooo low". The 'Nonsense' turned out to be a superb thing after all. I now wish I had done this experiment earlier!  I am truly astounded by the number of mails I have got about this. So many people have poured out their hearts (in the mails) and told me how much they needed something like this and how much it has actually helped them and how they are so surprised as well, that focussing on positives instead of a seemingly hopeless negative (about which you can do nothing anyway) has given them a new sense of direction. The problem you have suddenly does not get you down anymore. The new found positive attitude helps overcome it.

The facebook group has been started because many may not have their own blogs. Also after these seven days end, people might still want to do it. Many share their five things on the facebook page and many others read it and feel thankful too! It is true that joy shared multiplies (even if they are small joys) and sorrow divided halves.

My five things which I am truly grateful for today:




1. Sparkle: He is a hamster and we got him just a few weeks back. He has now (finally) got used to me and today he came into my hands quite easily. I felt marvellous about it!
He loves his exercise wheel and he goes round and round in it. It is wonderful to watch him go so fast!
When I see him in the exercise wheel I feel like singing this song :P

Need I say I am totally in love with this little fellow?
Today I discovered his weakness  for pumpkin seeds. :-) (Yay!)

Getting him to stop being frightened of me took a lot of work, night after night. (Hamsters are nocturnal and sleep during the day and are active the whole night)


2. My two lovely children!





3. My yoga. I have been doing yoga for the past 25 years at least I think. I used to always be a part of the Yoga demo panel simply because I could do all the asanas quite easily. I think everyone in IIT Chennai would have seen at least one demo where I am there, if they attended the Yoga lectures which used to happen quite frequently. (This was in 1987 :P ) I feel grateful that I still do my chakrasana quite easily.

 4. Small little things that I feel delighted about like buying a craft kit or buying some Art stuff. I feel happy about it.

5. My ability to forgive and quickly get over something even if someone has hurt me. I bear no malice. I might get angry at that time but whatever I feel is instantly expressed. If it is in my mind, it is usually said and no words are minced. I feel good about this even though it has cost me some friendships. Most people cannot take too much frankness yet i am grateful because I know that the ones who stay are the ones who truly know me.


Stay positive! Think happy thoughts!
May your week begin well.

Comments

  1. Amazing day, Wish you a nice week ahead! :)

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  2. great hamster song.. i'm gonna try it out on mine

    :)

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  3. Yoga too? Wow!!
    You are what you are because of a positive frame of mind, I am sure. I Salute

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  4. Dear preethi
    I had also done a post about 5 positive things. please have a look. Wishing you all the success
    http://aswathikasimadom.blogspot.com/

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  5. Awww look at Sparkle - he is adorable :)

    And I love that last bullet - it is a very good quality you have....I wish more people were like you in this respect!

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  6. Hey preeti,

    It is sometimes difficult thinking about 5 things which made me truly happy. I dont have a blog, so here you go with the 5 things which made me truly happy yesterday :
    1) Having jalebi's
    2) Meeting with an old friend. Sharing a belly bursting laugh with an old friend is the best therapy when you are feeling low.
    3) Seeing kids dancing in the rains.
    4) Reading an old love letter written by my then boyfriend and now husband.
    5) Picking up the cell phone to call the better half,and just before i hit the dial button, I get a call from the husband. Gosh I had a huge smile on my face when I saw his no flashing on the cell.

    Stay Positive and a quote just for you ::: "If god brings you to it..... he will take you thru it....."
    Cheers and take care

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  7. gr8 initiative

    Have joined the FB group its nice to read the positives from everyone..I too tried to sort down 5+ves, i agree its not an easy task ..let me try a bit more and sort down :)

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  8. Yoga and positivity go hand in hand :) And I hope to meet the lovely guys in No 2 soon !

    Day 6 ! http://nirjharani.blogspot.com/2010/07/mood-uplifters-day-6.html

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  9. your blog actually reflects positiveness of life...

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  10. http://pallosworld.blogspot.com/2010/07/experiment-7-days-of-positivity-day-6.html

    You can still do chakrasana??? Please tell me you first sleep on the floor and then raise yourself as opposed to standing and then falling backwards :)

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  11. Anonymous10:54 PM

    Amazing... it just makes me feel positive just reading all positivity. It is time to start giving back...

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  12. your hamster is so cute. Great to read about your yoga practise and specially that chakra asna. It's simply amazing.....i can't even imagine doing it.

    http://gagandeepparas.blogspot.com/2010/07/experiment-7-days-of-positivityday-6.html

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  13. Gagandeep: Yes, yoga is amazing. Sparkle is cute indeed.

    Sruoloc: :)

    Palsworld: i can do it both ways :) raising myself from the floor as well as falling backwards :)

    Rajalakshmi:Thanks for a fab compliment!

    Ruch: They are keen to meet you too!

    Sundari: very hard! I also had to think!

    Rinki: Welcome aboard! Yes--kids and family are indeed a great blessing and comfort. A lovely list you made here. thank you for sharing!

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  14. Shachi: often it has caused hurt to me and I have lost friends also. yet I continue to be frank as I cannot be any other way!

    Aswathi babu:Thank you. Will do.

    Inferno: the Salute is very cute! Thank U! :)

    Rishi: u have a hamster too?!!! Dont tell me u do!

    Shunty:Wishing you a great week too!

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