Gratitude attitude – My life learning

Who does not want to handle the crisis successfully? Do you know how to handle the crisis with gratitude attitude? The present post gives the answer. 

In the first place,  Gratitude attitude helped my life. Equally, it taught me to take the right decisions in the crisis.

A gratitude attitude opens doors to happiness, better relationships, better physical and mental health so on so forth. It makes our state of mind positive also. If I make a list of gratitude, the length will extend to infinity.

Gratitude attitude helps

As an illustration, I am reflecting on the few situations. The situations certainly affected my life profoundly.

Jhoru – the hero of the first situation criticised me constructively.  His constructive criticism not only motivated me to study hard for qualifying in IIT-JEE in the year 1977 but also helped me to succeed in life. My earlier blog with the link: How to respond to criticism or constructive criticism described the situation clearly.

When I reflect on this situation, I always thank Jhoru for criticising me and ultimately leading to my present life as the engineer in SAIL-ISP, Burnpur, West Bengal, India. For maintaining a gratitude attitude towards Jhoru We always invite him to any occasions or any ceremony in my home.

It is not difficult to maintain a gratitude attitude in our happy situations. In unhappy crisis situations when life tests us, it is very difficult to maintain gratefulness.

Gratitude attitude in the crisis situation

We were travelling by bus to the place of my father-in-law in the year 2004. The bus skidded into a small pond and three passengers were killed. This second situation when I along with my wife and two sons survived taught us about maintaining a gratitude attitude.

We all remained grateful to God. I advised my family members ” God has saved our lives. We could have been killed like three co-passengers. Always think good and do good to others. God will save us always.”

The life-threatening situation of Mainak rubbed us. The dreaded road accident at Nagpur killed one friend of Mainak on 8th January 2017. All the three bones of the right leg of Mainak broke in the accident. He was fighting with the fat embolism in ICU. We prayed to God and never gave up hope. And Mainak survived, completed his MBA and finally got a job in Noida. We remained grateful to GOD. Maintaining a gratitude attitude in a crisis situation always pay.
lastly, Stefen Johnson syndrome threatened the life of my wife on 7th September 2017 and forced us to admit her to the Tropical medicine of Kolkata. Thanks to my friend Sri D.Kundu who helped in her admission into the hospital. All the attending doctors of the hospital helped her to recover from the worst skin disease. She survived. My heartfelt thanks to the doctors and GOD who saved our lives. Again maintaining a gratitude attitude in a crisis situation proved to pay.

Steps to gratitude attitude

  1. Always think good and do good to others
  2. Pray to GOD. Praying more often increases gratitude
  3. Never give up hope.
  4. Believe that there is always something to be thankful for.
  5. Before sleep, make a habit of giving thanks silently to those who helped during the day

 

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