Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

Be grateful for what you have

Every time I look outside through my room's window, I see a ragged little tent.

A tent put up in a wasteland. Surprisingly, this tent is home to a family of five if I'm not mistaken.

Whenever I see this, there's this one thought that comes to my mind:

I’m so fortunate.

I never had to live like this. My parents have provided me with all the things needed for a decent and happy lifestyle. They raised me up and gifted me a proper education so that I can live my life the way I want.

Yet, most of the times when I don't get something, I start complaining about how unfortunate I'm.

Then I stop to remind me of this scene and ask myself:

If I’m unfortunate, then what are these people?

I have a decent job, have a concrete roof over my head, and eat more than four times a day. Besides that, I have loads of fancy gadgets and clothes at my disposal.

Millions of people dream about the life that I have right now, yet I'm rambling over the new pair of expensive headphones I couldn't afford.

All these made me realize this simple mantra.

Happiness is not in having stuff. It's in being satisfied and being grateful for what you currently have.

I have started getting my head around this fact. You should too. Your life will take a new turn.

Be grateful that you're healthy and in a state where you can afford to log in to the internet and read this article right now.

Greed can never be fulfilled. Be content with what you have. That is how you'll be happy.

Stop being greedy and start being grateful for all the people and comfort that you have in your life.

Stop making excuses

Make your bed first thing in the morning