Have you said ‘Thank you’ today?
“If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it”: - Ruthie Lindsay
You will agree with me that this lockdown due to Covid-19 has brought people closer than ever. Sometimes the closeness reminds us how much we love each other, sometimes it reminds us that we drive each other crazy as family and friends often does.
We all are doing our bests, in this tough time, when we all can go super crazy and eat other’s brain, we are trying all possible ways to stay sane, isn’t it?
We all are blessed to have friends and family around us. Some try to connect with us even though they have really busy schedules, some try to give us space when we need it, some try to keep us motivated when we feel low and some just uplift our mood by listening to our non- stop complaints. Everybody is doing their bit. We all have different kinds of people around us. Some push us, stretch us, test us and make us wonder if there is anything to be grateful for at all.
There is no denying that certain relationships are more challenging than others, but trust me, through each, we always get an opportunity to grow and help others to do the same. Every relationship teaches us something about loving, trusting, forgiving, setting boundaries, taking care of ourselves and taking care of each other.
For all the people that we have in life, it is time for us to appreciate them. To appreciate them for just being in our lives. From the people who love you, to the people who challenge you to the people who support you, you should be thankful and it is the right time to show your gratitude to them, after all- they have helped you to become who you truly are, isn’t it?
How many of you have actually thanked, truly and deeply thanked your loved ones for being who they are and for supporting you in simple life things? Have you thanked your husbands for being so patient and listening to you when you are badly PMS’ing and getting super crazy? Have you thanked your mothers for working endlessly throughout the day to ensure that we are at ease after a long ‘work from home’ day? Have you thanked your brothers and sisters for making you laugh by doing silly and stupid things when you just feel like crying as the times are really tough? Have you thanked your cousins for keeping those video calls and talking to you when you had no one to talk to or at least you thought so? Have you thanked the general store bhaiya for working even in these dangerous times to ensure that you do not have to struggle for your daily grocery? Have you thanked the road cleaners, the car cleaners, the garbage picked, the nurses, the sabjiwala or the fruitwala bhaiya? Have you thanked your boss for ensuring that even though you have ample amount of work at home, but you still have your job and you are getting salaries at the end of every month? Have you thanked those difficult relatives for teaching you that not all relations are meant to be loved and caressed and that you need to learn this? Have you thanked your friends for keeping a check on you and giving you some gossip to keep you away from all the other negativity around? And last but not the least of course, have you thanked the superpower- God for slowing the pace of your life so that you are able to pause and think what exactly do you need to do in your life? We were running so fast that we didn’t even know where we were heading. Now, we are given the time to pause, think and reflect. Have you?
I don’t think so.
We are so engrossed in our daily work from home to non-stop nagging about the current circumstances that somewhere we have forgotten to be thankful for all the great people and good things in our lives.
How about thanking them- NOW!
How about going to each one of them and just saying ‘Thank you, thank you for being you, thank you for making me smile a little extra today, thank you for helping me and supporting me, thank you for listening to me. Thank you with all my heart’. Just thank you with a big smile.
Trust me- it will make their day bright and more so, it will make your day. You will feel much lighter after bringing a smile on someone else’s face.
So, how about giving it a try- NOW.
You will not be disappointed. I promise- it will brighten up your day..!!
Do let me know if you do it and how it made the other person feel- in the comment section below.
Take care everyone...!!