Being grateful is best attitude to have

Published on April 07, 2015 14:22:22 PM
Amrita Suresh Author : The more I see of life, the more I understand that it's only our thoughts that determine the quality of our life. I wrote my novel 'When a lawyer walks down the aisle...' during the toughest nine months of my life. I had a rather rough pregnancy; undergoing a surgery without anaesthesia during my second month and since I was almost bed-ridden during the entire nine months, I made sure I utilised my time to read and write reviews for over 100 books, besides writing my novel.

We tend to take things for granted, yet during those nine months, I remember being confined to one place and I would thank God about 500 times a day. For all the gifts I had taken for granted so far and for allowing me the privilege of having a baby after coming very close to losing it.

Strangely enough, once my son Ayush was born, one of the first phrases he learnt to say was 'thank you'! On a personal front, I have a husband who travels 200 days a year and who managed to climb 3,000 feet above the Everest base camp – that too last year when there were these dreaded Leh-Ladakh snow avalanches and floods with the government having to evacuate 11,000 people.

When I read about Malli Mastan Babu -- who again hails from Tirupati my husband’s hometown -- I once again simply thank God from the bottom of my heart. Being grateful, is the best attitude one can have, since you suddenly see the world in a very positive light. My advice to the youth wouldbe to stay positive always since our thoughts do indeed create our world!