Gratitude NaBloPoMo

Being Thankful

This week’s Top Sites Tuesday meme through BlogDumps is to write about three things that I am thankful for. This is going to be a hard one given that I am extremely thankful for so many things in and about my life (I gather some of you are shocked given my cynical whinges ever so often??)

If I had to narrow it down to 3 things it would have to be the following:

My parents: I am so thankful to have them. Yes, while growing up my sis and I thought they were horrible and awful (like each and every one of us does!) But they trusted us. They were never abusive like some parents out there. They provided us with the basics…and more. They encouraged us. They supported us on the paths we wanted to take. And they continue to do so… [My sis too is someone I am thankful for…and she has been extremely supportive too…]

Having a job: I know my work can be stressful and I’ve complained more than once. But I don’t think I have ever mentioned how grateful I am to be working in a field I love. To have that job to pay my bills. To have that job that helps me keep a roof over my head. To have that job that puts food on my table. To have that job where I feel fulfilled. To be doing something I want to do. And to be able to make a difference in at least one child or adolescent’s life…

My friends: I am not an extroverted person. But once I make friends, I aim to keep them for life. I am fortunate to have made some amazing friends through school, college and now here at uni. And they are still there. Yes, the distance in terms of kilometres has grown, but we still make an effort to keep in touch. I am so grateful to have friends that have stuck by me through good times and through the shitty times. Yes, I have had a fallout with a couple but others are still around.

So there you go…three things that I am truly thankful for.

What are you thankful for? Do share.

Until next time,



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  • Liggy
    24 November 2009 at 11:51 am

    Kudos for a wonderful post…your family is just as lucky to have a wonderful person such as you in their family.

    Here’s your click, girl! Have a blessed day!

  • Varsh
    24 November 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Hey there…
    Like you said its tough to narrow it down to just 3 things. But if we have to, then it’ll be:
    1.My parents- For their unconditional support and love.
    2.Education- There are people out there who’re deprived of basic education in life.I’m happy I got the opportunity to learn and do what I wanted to.
    3.My husband- I can be real tough to be with, what with my mood-swings and sometimes whining nature. He still takes very good care of me 🙂

    So there…my Thanks to all 3!!

  • Smita
    24 November 2009 at 1:35 pm

    And If I have to put it in one word I would say “Life” am thankful for having a life 🙂

    Nice one!

  • Reema
    24 November 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I m thankful for my family, job and my good luck 🙂

  • AngelBaby
    24 November 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I think it is ok to whine once in a while. I call it venting and I always feel so much better after I let it all out. You just need a person who won’t share what you have told them. It sounds like you are much more fortunate that allot of others and you appreciate it, that is wonderful.

    Here is you click ………

    Love and Blessings,

  • Trina
    24 November 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I was so sorry to see you lost comments! I would help if I could, but I’m not very familiar with Blogger, just WordPress.

    Beautiful “Thankful for” post though… You are right, having a job in our current economy is something to be very thankful for!


  • Nu
    25 November 2009 at 9:40 am

    Hmm..tough questions making way these days 😛 Like the one I got around few days back-‘that one thing’..remember?

    Okay so 3 things are:
    1. God to have given me the set of parents and the life I got because of them.

    2.Hubby for standing by,always !

    3.My inner strength which makes me deal with life easily at all levels.


  • Titaxy
    28 November 2009 at 11:20 pm

    i’m v thankful for my family, job, friends too…life’s been nothing but a bliss… 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    1 December 2009 at 10:27 am

    @ Liggy: Thanks 🙂

    @ Varsh: Welcome! And yes, it is difficult to choose eh? Liked what you had to be thankful for…

    @ Smita: I’m with you…I’m so grateful for my LIFE 🙂 In fact, that was the first thought that popped into my head when I saw the topic…

    @ Reema: Nice!

    @ AngelBaby: I know it’s okay to whine every now and then…but I’m a very cynical person and sometimes I wonder why and wonder whether in some ways I’m being ungrateful…

    @ Trina: The comments stuff is a blogger issue. Sigh. Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

    @ Nu: Yes I remembered your post when I was doing this. I liked what you had to say…

    @ Titaxy: Amen!

  • ani_aset
    19 December 2009 at 7:22 am

    Three things that you mentioned tell a lot about you 🙂 thanks for sharing