Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
I have always believed in the universe. I have always been connected to it. Not just because my love for astronomy but also because of it's existence. We all came from the universe. And we are a part of it. All the ingredients that exist in us can be found out there, in the universe. For My, My Holy Power is the Universe because without it, I wouldn't had existed. This blog is kinda emotional. Even right now, when I am typing these words, I am in tears. No no. I am not sad. In fact, it is just the opposite. I am extremely happy. I am so happy that I am smiling and crying at the same time. I am right now in a state of bliss and a deep sense of gratitude towards the universe. So dear universe, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this moment. Yo have always believed in me. You always told me to believe in you and in your Grand Design. So ladies and gentlemen this blog is dedicated to The Universe and to The Grand Design of it ... :-)
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
I have never believed in co-incidence. I am a strong believer in destiny and in fate. I know that everything in life happens for a reason. And that reason is only for the good. I can look back in my life and say that I am the man today because of all that happened to me. And today, I thank all those moments. Good or bad, they made me who I am today. I have lost so much but in the same time gained so much. I have cried yet I always had a reason to smile. Whenever I felt alone I realised that angels were always there to guide me. The list can go and on. But what I am trying to tell you is that I now understand The Grand Design of the universe. It's beautiful plan for me when I was born. When my loving parents brought me in this world. I realise today that there are a billion things I can be thankful for. And a billion blessings I can count each day to be thankful for. There is a reason why I am crying these tears of happiness today. It is not because I am finding redemption, it is because the universe has always loved me even when I wasn't ready to love myself. Today, I feel this glow of love inside me. Today, I am finding happiness in the smallest of things. My favourite colour now is orange for it radiates positivity. I smile at everyone who meets me. I avoid my situations of anger. I try to see the good in everyone because I know that there is good in everyone. They just have forgotten about it. Instead of looking at the clothes they wear, I see into their eyes, I search for the beauty in their souls because everyone wants to be loved, everyone wants to feel special and I want to be that guy who gives them at least some amount of happiness, even if that happiness lasts for a second, I want them to know they were loved, the same way, they make me feel. I have met so many people in my life and it is only because of those people have I learnt today how to love and be grateful. I thank you all for all the moments you have given me because I can proudly say that I truly lived in those moments. When I look up and say Thank You to the universe I can only wonder how amazing The Grand Design truly is ... :-)
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
I am very happy that I have got into books. These books have really brought a drastic change in my life. And one of those books is The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. It is one of the best books ever written. Randy is no longer with us because he died of cancer. And The Last Lecture was written during his final days. What makes the book so beautiful is not the fact that Randy was a fighter but his spirit of positivity and love that he had and the wisdom that he shared with us before he left. That man truly lived! Not many know the beauty of life the way randy did. He lived every moment and even though he know that the clock was ticking he was truly grateful for every moment that he was alive. Sir, if you are looking down at us right now, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for being an inspiration for me. For making me realise that life truly is beautiful and in the end, everything is going to be ok. All we have to do is believe. You see people, the universe works in mysterious ways and The Grand Design skives us things we never thought we deserved ... :-)
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Yesterday, I was filming the promotional song for Enemmy. It was a beautiful day for me. I was with my crew, Irfan, Altaf and Mitesh. My Father was there. My Family had come over for lunch. My bestest buddy in the whole wide world Bhushan was there too. It was the perfect day. But do you know what made this day much more amazing? It was the fact that My Father was happy with me. He came and hugged me and I saw happiness in his eyes. Do you know how happy that makes me feel? The man who has given me so much, who sacrificed everything for me was happy with my work. He was in bliss. He was proud of me! I can't even begin to tell you how much I have waited for this day! To see my parents in joy, to laugh with my siblings, to be on a movie set doing the thing that I love the most! This day truly was worth the wait. But wait, there is more. Right after I gave my shot which consisted of 60 beats in 30 seconds I came in the vanity van just to see my Film, Rocky's Trailer on Tv! My friends, I have waited 6 years for this moment. Six long years to be in this state of bliss. To see my dreams coming true. I know how much I have ached for this day. How much I have cried alone in the dark. How much I have tried to stay strong. How much I have believed that one day that the time will come when I will see my dreams coming true. I know I am not perfect and I know that I have done my share of bad but I know that there is good in me too. If the universe can see it, then I wanna see it too. I know no matter how much I say Thank You to the universe it won't be enough because this beautiful universe of ours truly gives us everything and it gives it to us all the time. So what if it took 6 years for me! The truth is, it did happen and trust me, it was worth it! It was truly worth it! I am so happy today that I wanna share this happiness with all of you too and I am not afraid of it either. Happiness should be spread. Not be contained. Today I have realised that wars can't be won through hate, they can only end through love. You see, Happiness comes to us when we least expect not because we are lonely but because we deserve it. There are many reasons I can be thankful for and one of them surely is The Grand Design ... :-)
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
As I finish writing this blog, all I can say is that life is beautiful. Ask the boy who passed his exams or the girl who found true love or that dog who found a home. Or ask that boy who never believed in love but now is only grateful for it. Ask Randy how beautiful his life was. Ask Me how beautiful life is today. It is because I believe that in the end everything is going to be ok. And I believe in the grand design of things. I believe that the universe is always there for me. And I thank you all, my readers. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for taking out 5mins from your lives and reading my blogs. I thank my friends for always loving me. I thank my family for always making me realise that I am never alone. And I thank the universe for always being there for me and showing me the way. Expressing gratitude shouldn't be a duty, it should be the strongest emotion in the world! Right now, listening to Kesha's C'Mon for the 300th time and having tears rolling down my eyes, I can tell you for a fact that once we appreciate, I mean truly appreciate how blessed we are we are bound to feel happiness automatically. And if a tough-Mma learning guy like me can cry like a baby when felt happiness, why can't you? There is nothing wrong to feel happiness you know. Don't be scared that it may not last forever. The fact is nothing lasts forever! That is why we have to enjoy the moment and live it, for this moment will never come again. One day we all will be gone and the question is this that do you wanna live a life of insecurity or a life of positivity, happiness and gratitude. I choose the latter. And trust me, it's worth it! :-)
This is Me, Mahaakshay Chakraborty and I am very lucky to be a part of The Grand Design ... :-)
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
With All My Might,
Your No.1 Fan,
P.S. Be The Light. :-)