ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

Are we grateful for whatever we currently have in our lives? Ask yourself this question today and you will hear a voice answering this question most genuinely.

I think that we have been so much engaged in our busy lives, we have forgetten to be grateful for whatever we have in our present situation with us and that’s where attitude of gratitude comes into the picture. I won’t deny the fact that we are too much busy currently, but I firmly believe if we can take 2 minutes out of our schedule and practice attitude of gratitude. The attitude of gratitude positively impacts our lives.

The attitude of gratitude basically means expressing gratitude from within for what we have in the present moment daily. The attitude of gratitude helps us to be grounded, increases our empathy and contentment towards life. The attitude of gratitude helps us to be fulfilled with our present scenario, being happy from withing and reducing our day to day anxiety and stress.

We all have been through so much all these months and yet we survived. We have faced so many stressful, tensed situations and unexpected situations in these times, we prayed to God and tried our best to stay positive, fit, fine and healthy. If we start taking two minutes out of our daily lives and start being thankful for whatever we have, it will strengthen us from within and build positivity within ourself.

We all are currently in different situations, which vary from human to human, we might not be happy and satisfied with our present situation, we are working towards improving it. If we practice the attitude of gratitude during such times, it will benefit us positively to look at the situation and the hope in our hearts would stay constant.

Heartiest Congratulations !!! You made it till the end of the blog. Here’s your reward: A quote by Zig Ziglar says :

“Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing one.”

Thank you so much for reading this blog. It really means a lot to me. Keep supporting and keep smiling. Stay home, stay safe and stay tuned. Take care.

If you have any suggestions regarding my blog, any queries related to my blog or you wish to connect with me, you can contact me through the Connect with the real persever page.

-SIMRAN TOTLANI

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Where is happiness?

Where exactly is happiness situated on this beautiful planet Earth? Is it located in a particular city or a state or a country? Is it limited to places or it can be found everywhere? I know these questions might sound silly, childish and ill-logical to you all. But trust me, when we get busy in our lives, all burdened with work/ studies and responsibilities added on our shoulder, we often lead to thinking where exactly is happiness.

We work so hard in our lives for our own reasons, but in the process do you also feel unhappy sometimes, like where you fall in one of those pits of thinking that even after working so hard and achieving my goal why am I not happy? If you also think so on the same lines, let me tell you, my friend, you aren’t sailing alone in the boat of these thoughts.

Why do we fall in those pits when we love doing what we do? I feel the reason for us falling in this thought is that we can achieve our goals by our hard work and efforts, but happiness is a state of mind. When I say happiness is a state of mind, it sounds a bit cliché and a statement which you must have heard from so many people, I used to think its just an exaggerated statement, but I realised it’s not, it’s a true statement. Sometimes, we understand some sentences with time. As we grow, we understand the meaning of a particular sentence. Or rather is it right to say that time not only makes us understand these statements, but also value them and their importance and influence in our day to day lives.

So, time taught me the meaning and impact of this particular statement. What about you? Let me know your thoughts, view and opinions on this blog in the comments section below.

Congratulations!!!You made it till the end of the blog. Here’s your reward :A quote by Audrey Hepburn says,

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters.”

Thank you so much for reading this blog. It really means a lot to me. Keep supporting and keep smiling. Stay home, stay safe and stay tuned. Take care.

If you have any suggestions regarding my blog, any queries related to my blog or you wish to connect with me, you can contact me through the Connect with the real persever page.

-SIMRAN TOTLANI

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A LONG BREAK

Hello everyone,

How are you doing? I hope you all are safe and healthy. I am back after a long break. Wishing everyone a belated happy new year. I will be publishing blogs twice in a week , Tuesday and Friday. I missed each one of you.

Thank you so much for always supporting me, reading my blogs and sharing your opinions. It really means a lot to me. Keep supporting and keep smiling. Stay home, stay safe and stay tuned. Take care.

If you have any suggestions regarding my blog, any queries related to my blog or you wish to connect with me, you can contact me through the Connect with the real persever page.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s upcoming blog.

-SIMRAN TOTLANI

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KEEP GOING

Do you feel stuck or still at this point in your life? Do you feel just like the still water, which isn’t moving, just has stopped its flow? If yes, then this blog is specially dedicated to you my dear friend.

At times in life, we just feel so stuck and still. We feel like everyone around us is moving towards their path in life but we are still stuck in the same place. Why the hell in the whole world, just I am stuck? The answer to this question is no you aren’t alone who is stuck in the entire world, there are many sailing in the same boat as yours.

Firstly, take two deep breaths. Just breath in and breath out. Calm yourself down patiently and sit on a couch or a sofa. Just sit with yourself and keep the gadgets (*mobile, laptop, etc.) away for a while. And then tell yourself its okay to feel stuck at times. Just talk to your inner self. You would be feeling low and sad during this conversation with self. But let that sad emotion come out, you feel like crying. Cry your heart out and once you are done, ask yourself one question, “Now what should I do? Even after acknowledging the fact that I am feeling still, I have two options, either crib or feel sad for myself or get up again and start a fresh start?”

Once you get the answer, you know what to do next. So happy you survived till the end. Here’s a quote by Simran Totlani (*me) :

“At times we complicate our lives so much that we forget to sense its simplicity.”

Thank you so much for reading this blog. It really means a lot to me. Keep supporting and keep smiling. Stay home, stay safe and stay tuned. Take care.

If you have any suggestions regarding my blog, any queries related to my blog or you wish to connect with me, you can contact me through the Connect with the real persever page.

-SIMRAN TOTLANI

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A letter to my crush

Before you go ahead, this blog is fictional.

Dear crush,

Heyyyy handsome. We met each other the first time on a zoom call in the college event, I just felt like my heart skipped a bit. The very first thought that rushed in my mind was you will be my reason to attend the further event zoom calls. I am usually not nervous but seeing you made me a little bit. I was so excited and nervous at the same time to speak, the moment you told my name Shreya, I smiled in my heart and then started speaking. I fumbled a lot while speaking, but at last, when I was done there was a slight yet cute smile on your face and that was a relief to my heart.

I am writing this letter to tell you how much I love you. I have heard a lot in my friends and in general, as well, that crushes don’t easily say a yes, but for you, I have a hope in my heart that you will say yes to me. As I started attending more and more events on the zoom call, you made me believe in the word ‘love’ again. I didn’t speak up much in the call as I am shy by default but I widened the curve on my face whenever you spoke something. With each passing zoom call, my heart started falling for you.

I have realised one thing after meeting you, that happiness isn’t just limited to achieving goals. A person can be happy at the moment, looking at you when you smile makes me happy. In simple words, your smile is the definition of my happiness.

You are really special to me, my crush. Although my brain hates you so much because your picture annoys him while he is doing his job of thinking. Thank you so much for coming in my life. My love for you is infinite and isn’t just limited to one letter.

Yours truly,

Shreya

-SIMRAN TOTLANI

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STEPPING MY FIRST BABY STEP IN THE WORLD OF STORY-TELLING, ARE YOU READY TO SUPPORT?

I think and believe that a reader completes the writer. Writer’s put their heart and soul in completing work, they put everything they have in their work. I think in the end everything looks worth it when a reader finds the story adding a value, learning to his life.

So today my purpose of writing this blog is quite simple. My first work, my first short story is getting published in an anthology named Road to the lighthouse by Alchove Publishers. The image below is the cover page of anthology.

As I think a reader completes a writer. I want your love and support for this work, as you are all my family. I would love to have each one of your opinions particularly on my story, I know this sounds so selfish after all anthology means the collection of short stories, how mean writer I am? To be very honest, I am stating here precisely my story because I wish to know your opinion on it. It would help me grow as a writer, it would help me understand various aspects a writer and knowing different perspectives is such a nice thing.

The blurb of the short story is as follows:

Should we focus on participation or rather the outcomes? Olivia is a young struggling writer who is anxious, nervous and Derek on the other hand is exactly the opposite, calm-minded person, romantic in his way. Two different minds tied with the strings of the heart. A journey filled with pain, pleasure, stress, nervousness, anxiety and last but not the least, a sprinkle of romance.

If you like the blurb, make sure you pre-order the anthology right away. This story won’t let your hopes down, it will fill your life by adding value to it. Trust me and pre-order right away.

The pre-order link for the anthology:

https://thealcovepublishers.com/product/road-to-the-lighthouse-an-anthology/

Don’t forget to put my referral code which is R9 in the referral code column. In case, you have ordered the anthology and by-mistake forget to put the referral code, just inform me.

The pre-order facility is available in the following countries:

Pardon me, if the pre-order facility isn’t available in the list of countries listed below.

I need your love and support for my short story guys, it would really help me a lot. Make sure you pre-order the book and read the entire story.

Also, since its an anthology there are many more awesome writers contributing their work in this amazing anthology, so you are definitely going to enjoy and learn something from the lovely short stories and poems.

You can connect with me through Connect with the real persever page, if you have any doubts regarding the pre-order process, let me know in the comments,or through my contact details I will be happy to help you with the pre-order.Also, any suggestions or feedback for my blog, be free to contact me.

Once you are done pre-ordering the anthology, please let me know in the comments or through any of my contact details as it will help me to keep a track. Make sure you pre-order it right away.

-SIMRAN TOTLANI

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Thought of the day (6)

No matter what you do in life, no matter how much effort you put in something, you always feel like you haven’t given your best. Do you also feel so? Because at times, I feel so but relief to my heart is atleast I tried, couldn’t give my best okay. But I tried and I will continue to try no matter what happens.

SIMRAN TOTLANI

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Thought of the day (4)

Why is life always being so hard to me?Does this question arrive in your mind too…Then don’t worry you aren’t alone, there are many who have this thought. Whenever life is being hard to you, just remember one thing you survived and did your best even in the worst situations, its just a small phase and you are more brave to overcome it.

-SIMRAN TOTLANI

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