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Gratitude & Prayer!

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Since World war II, we haven’t been impacted by a situation as serious as what we are facing today, at a global level. Corona has altered our lives beyond imagination.

Many countries across the world have announced lock downs and curfews. Borders, flights, offices, everything except essentials have been shut down to contain the spread of virus. While the government has constantly reassured that it is taking adequate measures to contain the pandemic, people are getting paranoid. With no clue as to how long the situation may drag on, there is a sense of fear prevalent among the masses.

Confined within homes, we have come to realize how much we depend on a chain of people who ensure the smooth functioning of a society. Each one like a piece of jigsaw puzzle fits in, to complete the picture. We all work in tandem, complementing each other and completing the loop. But there is one sector of workers whose value or importance we as a society have always undermined. They are the sanitary workers, sweepers and cleaners. Given the shutdown orders, we have a skeletal housekeeping staff for a huge apartment complex. So garbage pickup and cleaning is now being done on alternate days. With no maids too, the entire family is chipping in to help with household chores. It’s only now that people realize the things and luxuries that we take for granted. It’s time we acknowledge their service with gratitude.

After decades today a pause button has been pressed in our otherwise hurried lifestyle.

Let’s take this moment to acknowledge and appreciate all who directly or indirectly contribute in making our lives better.

Let’s channelize our minds to  remain positive, join hands in prayer for the world to enter into a healing mode.

Pain, fear, experiences and overwhelming situations are great teachers in life.

Let’s hope that this challenging time, makes man emerge, a better human being!

Stay safe, stay blessed!

 

 

49 comments on “Gratitude & Prayer!

  1. thelonelyauthorblog
    March 24, 2020

    Great post. Gratitude of what we have is thhe first step in de-stressing this sitaution. No one wants to be on lockdown. But it is necessary. Acknowledging and appreciating what we have makes us focus on the positive instead of thhe ugly negative we have forced to face.

    Please take good care of yourself.
    Be safe.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 24, 2020

      Thanks so much Drew for the good wishes.
      Out PM announced a 21 day nation wide lockout just now. I hope we can fight this virus. In the meantime we need to remind ourselves chapters of gratitude and appreciation for all those people selflessly serving us during these challenging times.
      Take care and be safe ❣️

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  2. Haroon Mirza
    March 24, 2020

    Great post

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nathi
    March 24, 2020

    Great post! Yes, it’s a time for us to appreciate and self reflect. I’ve drafted something similar to post in the coming days as well.

    Take care! And stay safe!

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  4. positivesideofcoin
    March 24, 2020

    You too Stay Safe 💞

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  5. upasna1987
    March 24, 2020

    Yes, these people and their services are underpaid and goes unrecognized. Grateful to all the people who are still working for the society.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 24, 2020

      Thanks Upasna. Seriously I never realised their importance in maintaining the sanitation of a society. Today I am truly grateful to them.

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  6. blindzanygirl
    March 24, 2020

    Beautiful post

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Thank you for your great post.

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  8. Narendra Nayak
    March 25, 2020

    Take care, R. Stay safe.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. judeitakali
    March 25, 2020

    Thank you and Stay safe too

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  10. DeepikasRamblings
    March 25, 2020

    Hope things change soon…
    A big heart felt gratitude to all our fellow members who are contributing to the larger community and helping us move forward 🙏🙏💞💞

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 25, 2020

      Absolutely Deepika. Life goes on smoothly because of so many silent workers. It’s time we acknowledge them.

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  11. vidur sahdev
    March 25, 2020

    So true. Be well and stay safe!

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  12. Very well described how each one of us is connected and why we have to respect every person and every work I will always think about this. This is a wonderful post

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  13. Yasmin Khan
    March 26, 2020

    Take care dear!

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  14. almeidadepaulo
    March 26, 2020

    Great post Radhika, stay safe and healthy!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Indira
    March 26, 2020

    Well said, Radhika!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Kanjika
    March 26, 2020

    You’re absolutely right the lockdown has forced us all to introspect and realize how we really function and how much we take for granted. I wrote a similar post would love your review on it.
    https://aroundtheworldinthecouch.wordpress.com/

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Daya Bhat
    March 26, 2020

    Relate strongly to your words Radhika!
    Take care, stay safe and healthy.
    Praying and hoping this shall pass soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. paeansunplugged
    March 27, 2020

    Gratitude is so important. Thanks for the reminder, Radhika. Take care. 🙏🏼❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Shantanu Baruah
    March 30, 2020

    so true, there are many learnings we can gather

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  20. Robert Proctor
    April 24, 2020

    Reblogged this on Divine Grace Christian Fellowship.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. sophialorenabenjamin
    May 20, 2020

    well written Radhika. Keep it coming.

    Liked by 1 person

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