Gratitude #32 I’m Sick and I’m Happy About It

When asked on Quora, “How does James Altucher blog so consistently?”

James answered, “There’s no secret answer. The reality is I feel sick when I don’t write after about two days. Physically ill. I don’t say this in some pseudo-artistic way. Like, I must create art or die!”

It seems that I am also scarily, but happily, getting this illness. I feel not right on days when I don’t write.

I’ve come to the point that I need to write everyday:

  • to think,
  • to ideate and
  • to heal.

Writing helps me to release myself.

I am writing every day consistently for the past few days.

10 days.

7928 words.

That’s quite an achievement for me.

I thank God for giving me not only the skill, but also the opportunity and inspiration to keep this going. I hope to continue my writing.


Gratitude #31 Simple Living, High Thinking

It is a 4 hours bus ride from Dindigul to Coimbatore. My wife knew with. We could afford a taxi. But my wife, chose to use to the bus. This despite us traveling with our 9-month old baby girl.


I’ve been intensely thinking of the theory of non-possession proposed by Gandhi. Interestingly, the current discussions on new-age minimalism seems to be reflecting Gandhi’s wisdom – ‘Simple Living, High Thinking’.

One of the hardest battle, I thought I had to face is the support from my wife and family. But the above incident proved me wrong.

I was rather surprised when my wife told me it is better to get accustomed to traveling in the bus – not just to save money. I was overwhelmed with her sensitivity.

I am grateful to be supported to explore a minimalistic life style – to live or at least approximate to Gandhi’s maxim of ‘simple living and high thinking.’

Thank you, God!


P.S: While we were traveling we witnessed that a couple is traveling with their 3-month old baby.