Thankful Tuesdays #3 – For Family

Written as part of 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge which I’m attempting this year.



Week 3 – Thankful Tuesdays

Image via Google Images, Multiple Sources
Image via Google Images, Multiple Sources

Dear family,

Even if I could choose, I’m sure I’d pick you as my family in every life. I’m thankful to the Almighty for having given me such a beautiful gift even before I took a step in this world. I know I don’t say it often. Words come to me easily when I write, but when they are to talk about you, it becomes difficult, not because I can’t write about you, but the biggest praise seems but a speck when it comes to you. </p

I’m thankful that you were there to guide me when I needed it most, that you taught me those lessons that a book did not have, and instilled them in me without giving up when I couldn’t understand. I’m thankful that you gave me my space, and let me to find my path. I’m thankful that you continue to be there and tell me when a path opens up that you feel might be good for me. I’m glad for the love that you shower on me even in the moments I don’t shower it back, and glad that you see my state of mind even if I don’t share it. I’m also thankful for the times you didn’t seem to believe in me. It hurt, I will be honest, but it made me stronger and made me stand on my own feet. </p

I know that whatever I have thanked you for, you do it without expecting to hear thanks, and that’s why you’re family. But it’s just to let you know that your support is priceless to me, that I love you beyond words, and I’m glad you’re there.

(© 20th January 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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