Be Grateful, Be Alive, Be Happy And Stay Motivated

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Kumar Sunil

Kumar Sunil

Dreamer & Enthusiast

Creative. One word says it all for Sunil. A engineer, an enthusiastic and conscientious Information Technology consultant by profession, Sunil shares a special interest with entrepreneurship and lifestyle.


Sometimes things happen in life around us that make us realize how small we are and how powerless we become over unpredictable things.

We must realize that the only source of motivation that we can rely on is – self. Stay motivated, no matter what happens.

Many a time people ask me this question – “What would I do if I knew that today is my last day on earth?” Well, unlike others, my answer to this question is going to be little different. I won’t be buying cars or enjoying a weekend on a cruise.

I would gather the family, relatives, friends and all the people I have met in this life and I would like to spend the most beautiful day of my life with them, thanking them for everything they gave me because they were with me and we shared a life together segment.

Reminds me of an incident, when I was depressed. Next to Yarra River, Melbourne in Australia, I was sitting on a bench; completely broken and shattered. I was going through a breakup and a financial setback. My mental state was not right. I was on the verge of giving up everything. I was making up my mind to jump in the river and finish it all. But, honestly, I was scared. I was not bold enough to kill myself.

While I was fighting with thoughts, suddenly someone tapped my shoulder. She was a very beautiful Irish lady. She asked me if she could share the bench with me. Without saying a word, I moved slightly to my left, to accommodate her.

“I am seeing you from the last few minutes. Are you planning to die?” She asked me. I was not in the mood of initiating a talk, but her sweetness moved me. “Yes, I am very much broken. I have no one to share my pain. I helped everyone. But, now that I am sad, I do not have any shoulder to cry upon. I am so unfortunate. I don’t want to live anymore. The World is so full of mean and selfish souls.”

She interrupted, “yeah, the whole world is in pain.”Now that we are talking, can I share something with you? “Okay,” I said.

She said that she lost her all family members in a tragic fire. Even after 12 years of the incident, the visuals are still fresh. But, then I learned the importance of moving on. I know, erasing those memories on a permanent basis is not going to work; not possible. But, l have to live rest life.

She continued. You need to change. “If you cannot change things around you, it is better to change yourself,” they say and I agree. But, any change starts from ourselves. At any cost, you must never give up the dream you have. Just think about the passion you that you were filled with when you first fathered that dream

Change comes true with gratitude and thankfulness overall vibration emanating using life will show that miracles can occur.

Try telling yourself.

First of all, I am grateful to God that I am healthy and I wake up every day, getting a new chance to enjoy the sun, flowers, trees, people, things, and feelings. I am grateful for the love, peace, and happiness that I have in my life

I am grateful for the upbringing and I thank my parents for whatever I am today. I am grateful that I have a good brother, who knew how to increase my confidence. Thanks to my grandmother who filled me with love and kindness and taught me that simple things are the ones that give us the greatest happiness on earth.

I need to thank my teachers due to which I discovered my purpose and I managed to understand better my way in life. I would like to thank you all my friends because of them I learned what it means sacrifice, friendship, and understanding.

Thank people who have passed through my life, whether good or bad because of them I learned to make the difference between good and bad. They made me learn what forgiveness means. I am grateful that life gives me the chance every day to fulfill everything I propose.

To live a truly wonderful, try to create more, to embrace more, rebuking less, give more, take less, forgive more and worry less, but never forget to be thankful for your life every day. Travel across the world. There is so much more to see. There are still a lot of things that you can explore. Come out of sadness.

Saying these closing lines, she handed over a visiting card to me and with courtesy I grabbed that. She was out of the scene.

Her story gave new meanings to my life and I realized that every day on earth is a day for all of us and we should be grateful. I was in tram; traveling back to my apartment. I was full of energy. Next morning, I was back to work.

While in the train, I was asked to show my ticket. I pulled out my ticket, but it was the same visiting card – “Dr. Norman, Psychiatrist.”






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