The 7 days of positivity has become a deluge.The number of people writing to me now saying they are doing it and it is a marvellous idea and how much it has truly helped them, has become an explosion now. I will get around to replying to all who wrote to me soon.
When I started it, I was extremely down. Then as each day went my outlook was definitely becoming more cheerful and I stayed positive. Until today, the last day.
I have had a horrible, terrible, truly miserable day. Something awful and unforeseeable happened. It is hard to 'be positive' in such a situation, but I am definitely not going to dwell on it and brood. In the words of Robert Frost.
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life — It goes on"
So I am going to go right on with the experiment and here are my five things that I feel happy about today.
1. I feel grateful for my friends whom I truly love! I just made this collage and felt good about it.
2. When I visited Amritsar for the first time I fell in love with the place. We will soon be taking the children there. They can't wait! Today I chatted with Sukhdeep who gave me so much of inside information on where to eat the best Chole, get the best lassi, where to buy juttis, suits, where to go when and what to do. Felt delighted with the long long mails he sent. Thank you Sukhdeep!
3. Had a cup of tea with Satish, in the garden and we spent time talking. He had had an awful day as well. I felt happy I could be supportive in spite of having had a lousy day myself.
4.Something happened today which made me think that if only one single soul cares enough to just talk for a few minutes to people on the verge of taking their lives, then a disaster can be averted. Loneliness can indeed be fatal. I feel grateful that I am able to offer solace to so many with my words.
5. Today I got a text message full of love, care and tenderness from a good friend. His text truly made me feel on top of the world.
Writing out the five things really does help. I don't feel so down anymore.
Since today is the final day of this experiment on my blog, keep up the vibrant spirit here.
and do share your links on the page. Do spend 5 minutes reading others too who have shared their links. You will be surprised how positive you feel for the small things in life, despite all the troubles.
Whatever it is you are going through, that shall pass too. Meanwhile, just keep focussing on those small positive things and take each day as it comes.
Life is too short to not be happy. Each moment spent in sadness is time lost forever.
Take care and stay positive!