Corner of gratitude

As I have mentioned before, I am not exactly the example of a positive thinker. And to write this single sentence, or to even come to such conclusion took a long time of struggling from my part.
But the realization it’s a first step, obviously. Fortunately I believe in my own growth and see into making it happen day after day. I am getting further away from the fixed mindset, that we are who are, born with certain traits and features which will never change no matter how much we try. If I were to believe such thing, then I would be doomed. To cut it short, I wouldn’t be who I am today and I wouldn’t be willing to learn anymore.

Speaking of, I still have a difficult skill to craft regarding Gratitude. I am not an ungrateful person, quite the opposite. I never forget people, the ones supporting me, helping me.

However, I still find myself forgetting to be grateful… I’ve improved a lot these last couple of years though.

A few years back, I found myself so alone… the ones I thought were my best friends, unfortunately weren’t the “best” and one of them especially was not a friend after all. I felt I had no one to turn to.

So I turned to myself, becoming my own motivator.

Feeling down? Yes. Can I change it? I guess so,but how? Think about good things. What is there so good to think about?

My mum coming to my room to show me a shirt she had bought for me… The shirt was horrible, but I was happy nevertheless. It finally rang to me, gratitude. Instead of what I didn’t have or what I thought I had lost, which thinking about it, I lost absolutely nothing.

Taking parts away from unhealthy friendships is a blessing, time tells.


I felt grateful for what I had: got a promotion, still studying but I was at a good point, learning German, going to the gym and eating much healthier. I was grateful I was doing a great job in treating myself right. I was grateful, I had the strength and the will to fight for what I wanted.


I was grateful I could make it on my own and be at peace with myself, alone but not lonely.


I was grateful I had my family supporting me… I looked around and I found out that I actually had friends all along. They were there, but I had been blind to see and value their worth, so I decided I would make things right this time.

I am grateful that my efforts paid off. Maybe I don’t see my friends everyday, life is quite busy and demanding for each one of us, but we keep in touch.

I am grateful that I opened my eyes to see, what really matters in life.

Think about gratitude. How does it make you feel? Wonderful, right? A grain of gratitude every day, maybe won’t always make your day  but it will certainly make it much better.

Think about it and let me know 😉

xoxo #kristinakoti


2 thoughts on “Corner of gratitude”

  1. Great post, thank you for sharing. In much the same manner of believing in myself and making changes to a fixed mindset I started going to yoga class, and at one of the classes the instructor spoke of gratitude. She said something to the effect of gratitude being the ability to take what you have and make if enough, and it really stuck with me. Your post today made me think of that, so I thought I would share. Thank you again for your great post.

    1. Thank you so much Shari for your kind words. It means a lot to me 🙂
      Gratitude has helped me a lot, to make it through and it's so easy. Sometimes you really need so "little" to make the difference and also make others see and feel the same. 🙂


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