Gratitude is a deep and genuine feeling of thankfulness towards everything and everyone. Gratitude is one of the noblest virtues and the superior most form of prayer. Nurturing a pure and a deep feeling of Gratitude within and finding opportunities to express them can bring about an incredibly powerful and positive shift in our internal energies.
We almost always find joy and happiness in receiving or achieving something new. This not only applies to materialistic things; but also to various other aspects of our life like family, friends, relationships and goodwill.
Instead of always expecting something new, why not take a moment to be genuinely thankful for what we already have? True gratitude is exactly this! It means acknowledging, appreciating and cherishing everything and everyone that we have in our lives. It is about having absolute trust and faith on the fact – Nature has always been giving me everything that is perfect for me!
To experience pure feeling of gratitude, all it takes is a pause, awareness and a realization. When we start counting our blessings, we actually realize that they are countless!
‘Aabhar’ means gratitude and ‘Paatra’ means vessel. Aabhar Paatra is a medium for us to go deep within ourselves and experience gratitude in its purest form. It helps us to acknowledge all the ‘gifts of life’, feel grateful and express gratitude for them.
Chiseled out of naturally seasoned teak, Aabhar Paatra has beautiful, laser-cut leaf designs on each of its sides. It comes with a jute bag containing multi-colored handmade flowers. Sturdy and enchanting, Aabhar Paatra not only reminds you to be grateful every moment but also adds beauty and grace to the place where it is kept.
How to use:
- Bring your focus on all the good things and happenings in your life. These could be as simple as your flight reaching on time, finding a suitable parking space in a crowded market place or a delicious meal that you relished. On the other hand, these could be bigger blessings like your family, your profession, your health etc.
- For each of these, take a flower in your palm and feel genuinely thankful. Gently place the flower in the Aabhar Paatra, with utmost love and gratitude.
- All family members can take out some time daily to feel and express gratitude.
- Besides finding newer reasons to be thankful, you can express your gratitude for the same things over and over again; e.g. being thankful for your meals.
Soon, the paatra will be full of these flowers of gratitude. Now, you may choose to re-use these flowers for repeating and continuing this gratitude activity, or utilize them to make something beautiful like a garland. In the latter case, you can ask for a new pack of flowers to be sent to you.