Count your blessings and value them, not the problems!

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It was Saturday afternoon when my kids and husband were taking an afternoon nap and I was sipping a cup of hot coffee at the window glancing at the snowflakes outside. Such blissful moments are rare when I get time for myself as generally during these hours I cook dinner or finish my office pile ups. Luckily, we had dinner planned at friends place so it was a no cooking day for me and I was at leisure.

It was not the usual day for me, I was quite depressed since morning as I got angry at the tiny human beings whom I made. I tried to be patient but somehow nothing worked and I lost it totally. Honestly, I was agitated with another reason that was pinching me inside and I exploded my anger on the mini me’s. Unfair, I know! But whatever happened could not be undone but that made me ponder upon the priorities in my life.

I was expecting a deal in office for which I had worked really hard for months but that didn’t get materialized and left me distressed. Moreover, I was unable to focus on blogging and had a writer’s block. I missed a few collaborations and paid opportunities too because of the other commitments at the workplace. So, it was all chaos around and my expectations were causing anxiety. Flooded with such thoughts, restlessly, I turned towards the wall and looked at the picture of my kids and instantly, a tear rolled down my cheeks kissing my smiling lips.

Was the deal more important than the kids? Or that writing contest or those collabs? Kids are never going to remember how many deals I had cracked at my work but will always cherish the moments of joy spent together playing and cuddling with me. They will not remember whether I won or lost any contests but will definitely treasure the family outings. How many brands I had endorsed will never give them happiness but dancing and reading with them together, will. I questioned myself, “Did I start writing for winning or proving myself to anyone or competing with others?” And the answer was a clear and big NO!!! It was just for my peace and solace. Then how and why it affected me to such extent that I chose it over my honey bees.

This incident again reminded me of the fact that no job, no contest, no laurel, no collab is going to hearten me or uplift my mood but my family, my kids, my husband will always be there. All matters, in the end, is how happy and contented I am and what makes me elated is the giggles of my kids, their random hugs and morning snuggles whereas many couples long to have their babies. A doting and loving husband who stands like a rock all the time whereas many struggles to come out of their dying relationship. My family back home who loves me unconditionally, few wonderful friends who always have an ear to my problems, a cozy shelter over my head which is a luxury for many who spend their nights on the bench in the park or footpath, ability to feed my family which is a dream for many helpless people who feed water to their hungry kids to make them sleep. All these things are a blessing which we don’t realize and value.

We often tend to forget the little joys around us, the moments of bliss. Instead of counting our blessings, valuing them and thanking Almighty for all the good things in life, we focus more on cribbing about what is lacking. A slight change in our attitude and embracing life as it is will surely make the world a better place to live in. I am definitely going to work on it, are you?

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Amarjeet kaur(Sonia)
Amarjeet kaur(Sonia)
July 7, 2018 6:12 am

Very true, as a mom of two kids, I too can relate. So well written.??

July 7, 2018 8:42 am

Very true, dear. It is important to value our family and kids who give me a immense love rather than brands or office deals which will only give us a handful of money.

July 7, 2018 9:12 pm

We are always hungry for what’s not in our plate and that in a way keeps us going. When we focus on that we automatically loose our focus on what we already have on our plate. Kids are important but I don’t remember much of what I did when I was five years old. But I remember that my mom started her professional journey at the age of 22 and worked enthusiastically till she got retired at 60 and I am proud of that. Your kids won’t want you to compromise your wishes for them. Live your life and they… Read more »

July 8, 2018 5:08 am
Reply to  Vartikasdiary

Nice. I agree
Whatever we focus on increases
It’s our choice to focus on what we have and have gratitude for that
Have a great Sunday ahead!!

July 9, 2018 12:37 pm

Very beautifully written! 🙂

July 11, 2018 1:13 pm

I had the same feelings just around the time we were in SBC. Many other work commitments added to the pile. Then One day i talked to myself, Did I start writing to be part of some race!!! I was just exploring! Because that’s me I like knowing the unknown but I need to go little easy here. I already have a noble Job to pay my bills. So Now you see I may have umpteen ideas but only few take form. But I try not to get anxious. small Joys are precious and let’s not miss them by stressing… Read more »

July 11, 2018 8:34 pm

What a post Vartika on self-reflection and self-realization. We often run behind the material things thinking that they give us satisfaction and happiness but in this we forget our true gems are our kids, family. They are the precious jewels we cannot afford to miss.

Prerna Wahi
July 12, 2018 7:29 am

Beautiful write up and inspiring message. Thanks for sharing this piece Vartika.

July 12, 2018 11:01 am

Showing gratitude to the small things in life that make our life complete is important. It helps us take a step back and recognize the wealth that we have and reminds us to cherish it. Well written.

Surbhi Prapanna
July 12, 2018 1:13 pm

Lovely post dear, and I enjoyed each and every word of it. in fact, I could co-relate with it so well. being a mom most beautiful feeling in the world. but sometimes, we all felt overwhelmed by never-ending responsibility. are you working too..??? I never knew this. hats off dear for handling so many things with this perfection.

July 12, 2018 7:05 pm

Beautifully written. It applies to us all. This is exactly the reason why I quit the corporate over 10 years back and chose to spend time with people I love and care for. I am at peace now. I could definitely relate to you here. 🙂


July 14, 2018 8:23 am

Wow very good post 🙂

August 31, 2018 5:28 pm

So true ! Nothing is more important than family.
This is something even I can relate too

September 4, 2018 7:12 pm

This is so true.We need to value the small pleasures and people who love us.Everything else will happen.

pooja Budhiraja
September 10, 2018 9:42 am

Nicely written. very well described about a mom , kids & family bonding

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September 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Beautifully written Vartika . I could feel when a tear rolled down your eye. I think every mom can relate to this . But there is nothing to be stressed bout . We are also humans and can make mistakes .

September 10, 2018 2:49 pm

Beautifully written

September 10, 2018 2:49 pm

good good good good good

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Sitharaam Jayakumar
September 16, 2019 2:30 pm

Yes, you are right. It is finally family that matters. We may win numerous accolades in our life but the warmth we share with our near and dear ones which is most important.

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