Today my day was a
1.Today was a learning day. I had always heard the clichéd saying "When God closes one door, he opens another." But we're always staring at that closed door and feeling miserable about why it is closed that we fail to see another that has opened for us. Today I actually experienced this saying. The morning began on a terrible note when someone whom I was kind of counting on, depend a lot on and expecting to come through for me, clearly told me that it was not possible as he had other priorities which were more important. I felt so disappointed and bad about it that I even wrote a mail to Satish and discussed it with him. He, of course, comforted me and I focussed on his love. Later, someone else whom I least expected, came through marvellously and I am truly grateful for this person in my life and I should have noticed sooner! I am grateful for having noticed the door that has opened for me today.
2. A new friend came over for tea. We had a great time! We sat in my garden with the cool breeze blowing, sipping tea, munching snacks and talking about a hundred different things, laughing, discussing men, relationships and growing old.She hugged me when she left and I felt so good about her visit. She had never seen or even eaten Dosas (she has lived all her life in the UK) and she absolutely adored them and relished them. Later I sent her a wiki link which tells her all about Dosas. :-) I feel grateful for her in my life.
3.My nine year old daughter was very upset having lost her ear-ring. It was an inexpensive one and can easily be replaced. I gave her my 'special' silver ear-rings which she is now wearing and I was able to comfort her. I am grateful for the tiny little powers that we mothers have.
4.I was able to overcome my anger and disappointment over something that did not go my way and was able to control my lashing out which would have totally worsened the situation. I am grateful for that.
5. I am truly grateful that I am not stuck in a boring corporate job. I am also immensely grateful for my creativity and truly orignal way of looking at things and also grateful for my 'out of the box' thinking skills.
Like Ogden Nash once famously said in a poem "I am so glad I am not they and they are not me" ;-)
Did writing out the above five things make me feel good?
You bet! They made me feel totally marvellous! This is better than therapy! :-)
Don't believe me? Try it yourself! No matter what is going on in your life, write out five things you are grateful for. (If you are writing on your blog, link back to yesterday's post please) If you dont have a blog use my comment box.
I feel great! I do! :-)
Current mood video: You've got a friend --James Taylor
The above video is dedicated to my two wonderful friends Mayank and Shabina