The Gratitude Journal

A2Z 2023 Theme Reveal

The simplest things are also the most extraordinary things and only the wise can see them.

Paulo Cohelo, The Alchemist

Three years ago, the world came to a standstill. A teeny-whiny lesser-known virus shook the very foundations on which the world existed. I love travelling and had a holiday planned in March that year and when it got cancelled like everyone else, I was upset. Over the coming months, a different story unfolded. For me and many in medical sector, it was a different from what got wider coverage. Most people shifted work to home. Many were left without work with many sectors coming to a standstill. Wondering about what to do in free time, most turned to social media with a overwhelming number of arts and classes emerging at that time. I was left with loads of work increasing each day, at the same time worried about online classes for my son who was stuck alone at home and was not even 12 then. I was equally anxious about my husband as he was the one dealing with critical patients suffering from this unknown ailment then.

When people cheered for doctors, I wondered if anyone even thought of us as humans. It was difficult for me to process my emotions then. I was angry and frustrated.

The year tested me and taught me a lot. To say, all this changed me is an understatement. I am stronger, more resilient and at peace. The most important lesson has been to be thankful for what we have. This life is the best gift, but we do take it so granted always.

Gratitude is the key to happiness and good health. It has always helped me stay positive, feel more empowered and be grounded. Gratitude inculcates the cycle of positivity.

Life is so simple, yet we make it complex. We have everything we need, but the quest for more, leaves us dissatisfied. This A2Z 2023 is my gratitude to the blessed life bestowed upon me. Each day in the month of April, I will write about the things, the people, the feelings i am grateful for.

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This post is written as a part of A2Z2023 hosted by Blogchatter. #BlogchatterA2Z2023

4 responses to “The Gratitude Journal”

  1. Looking forward to reading your daily (well, 26 days of) thoughts during April

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  2. Such a lovely theme, Ruchi. Looking forward to reading your posts. Best wishes for A2Z.

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    1. Thanks Ritu for the shout out.

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  3. I understand and appreciate every word of this post. Over the last few months I’ve had several experiences with doctors- some good, some not-so-good. I am filled with gratitude for meeting some of the best and am in awe seeing their commitment and selfless work. I’ve also learnt more than ever before, after seeing the misery around me, to be grateful for this life and for everything I have.


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About Me.

I am a histopathologist based in UK. I find solace in my work, nature and books. My musings are my own personal beliefs.


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