gratitude

Saying Thanks #Gratitude

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I’ve made it a weekly practice of saying thanks by posting my gratitude list . So I am grateful every day for everything I have, and start my morning prayers with appreciation, but it always feels wonderful to put it down in writing.

Showing gratitude for what we have isn’t unusual. On my list of favorites are my family, friends and community. Today, I want to say thanks for the things I take for granted. I am also giving thanks for the challenges I am facing over the past week.

I am saying thanks

  • For my recent loss – as it is a wake up call fro me to hold those I still have closer and establish contact with those I haven’t been in touch with.
  • For misunderstandings – that give me the opportunity to connect and resolve.
  • For my fears – so that I may develop the courage to overcome them
    For my problems – so I may call upon my inner strength to find solutions
  • For my sickness – that makes me realize how lucky i am to be healthy most of the time
  • For my computer crash – it helped me gain new perspectives and learn new things

I am saying thanks

  • For my friends, who’ve kept me in their prayers and thoughts and checked in with me every day
  • For the efficient technician who helped me fix my computer
  • For the gas cylinder refill guy, who said kind words
  • For the Parent Teachers’ meeting at my son’s school where I felt the love from other parents I’ve known for more than a decade now.
  • For the kindness of my local pharmacy, who delivered my prescription home when I wasn’t well.
  • For Vanita Cyril, who showers me with love every single day, no matter what.
  • For my son’s appreciation of the food I cooked this week.
  • To readers who send me a lovely emails of appreciation for my writing. How humbling to know someone is inspired by what I write!

And no gratitude list of mine would be complete without saying thanks for my coffee.​

saying thanks vidya sury

I am counting my blessings – each one of them

YOU are one of them. Thank you!

I am linking up with Laurel Regan’s Gratitude List link up. Would you like to join us?

Now, please fill in the blank – I’d love to know in the comments!

“Today,I am saying thanks for…..”

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5 Comments

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    Laurel Regan
    September 17, 2014 at 3:05 am

    I really appreciate this post, Vidya. Sometimes difficult things – or at least our attitude about them – turn around when we look at them from the perspective of gratitude. Thank you for sharing your list.
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      Vidya Sury
      September 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      That’s true, Laurel! Almost a decade ago, when my Mom’s health deteriorated and we were frustrated with the apathy of doctors, I started realizing that counting our blessings, no matter what, always puts things in a better light. Thanks for this wonderful linkup! ♥
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    Proactive Indian
    September 17, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    A couple of months back, I sprained my ankle rather badly. I couldn’t walk normally for a couple of weeks. Now, I’m OK. I realized how we take so many things (like being able to walk, drive, etc.) so much for granted. I’m really grateful for being able to walk.
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    Birgit
    September 18, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Your post really resonated with me today. My pain is overwhelming at the moment and I love how you created gratitude from your difficulties. Fear is another but I always find the courage. Thank you for your post
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    usha menon
    September 18, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Thanks Vidya for such an inspiring post. I am grateful to God for gifting me this beautiful life.It is only you who inculcated this feeling in my mind.

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