Day 2-30 days to a Grateful Life

Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks- I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night”- Irving Berlin
The air that we breathe, the earth that we live, the water we drink. Many of the things provided by the nature are free and we do tend to take them for granted. How many times have we actually thanked the rains, the sun that shines, and the wind that blows? How many times have we thanked our senses, our brains our heart and our digestive system, which works wonders. It may sound a little absurd, but we need to be thankful to each of these gifts.
Last weekend, I watched the much acclaimed movie “Barfi” and I must say I was speechless. There is a particular scene in the movie (it really left me numb) wherein Ranbir’s Dad suffers from a stroke and he is trying to reach out to Ranbir. But Ranbir being deaf and dumb is unable to hear the thud of the stool and the cries of his father. 
I had read this quote during my school days, “I complained about having no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet.” -Persian Proverb. Let us today be grateful to all these small things, which make us as a person. Join me in the second day of the “Gratitude Therapy
  1. I am truly grateful to have opened my eyes today, to be alive, and to get one more day. I know that there are many who are maybe fighting battle with Cancer or AIDS and just have few weeks or days in this earth.
  2. I am truly grateful to all my organs, which function incessantly and keep me on the move day in and day out.
  3. I am truly grateful to my parents, who provided for all my basic needs and who believed that education is a must.
  4. I am truly grateful to my job, which provides me with enough money to buy books, to travel to various places and helps me interact with so many people with different cultural backgrounds.
  5. I am truly grateful to my teachers, my mentors who have shared their knowledge with me and making me a person who I am today.
  6. I am truly grateful to the House-keeping guys in my office. It really refreshes me to see a clean desk every morning.
  7. I am truly grateful to be a woman to be able to procreate. I never thought I would have those motherly instincts, till Samu was born. She is a blessing, who has altered me completely.
  8. I am truly grateful to the security guys, who stand near the door and patiently say “Good Morning”, with a smile to each and every one who passes by. How many of us respond to that?
  9. I am truly grateful to the traffic police, who stand there amidst all that traffic, handle the fights and arguments.
  10. I am truly grateful to all my friends, colleagues, family and my blogger pals, to have liked this gratitude series.
    Thank You…!
I am feeling so good after doing this and I suggest that you all do this.
If you wish to participate all you need to do is follow these rules:
  • For next thirty days write about the things you are grateful for (it maybe in your blog or in your personal journal, not necessary that you write ten things.)
  • Do post your link in the comment box, if you have a blog and have started this therapy.
  • You can even post pictures, in case you are unable to write.

Keep smiling and be grateful

5 thoughts on “Day 2-30 days to a Grateful Life

  1. I also like to THANK to traffic police and specially Mumbai policy. I saw them doing their duties in all the conditions irrespective of hot & humid conditions of Mumbai, heavy rains or cold.
    And just imagine that with start of EID, it is all FESTIVAL season in India till December and I am afraid how many of them would get a chance to spend any festival with their family.

  2. 🙂

    Lovely thought Gayu!

    Today I am happy that I got fever – because scientifically that means my body is reacting normally to any infection that has creeped into the system 😀

  3. Hi

    I like the Idea of thanking!!!

    I would like to thank my Wife, Kid, Mom, Dad, Brother, sister & my friends for being part of my life.

    The post you started is really great.

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