Gratitude to 3 People
Week 8 – Thankful Tuesdays
OK. Now this is quite difficult. There are so many people who I can think of, and sometimes, I can’t think of anyone at all. So it’s quite difficult to choose three people who I’m going to express gratitude to. The flipside to this challenge that I find already, is that some gratitude has to be left out, which feels kind of odd. I’m going to cheat this prompt and make it more than three.
Anyway, here goes.
“A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.” – Charles E. Wilson
When you’re with the same organization for more than five years, and feel happy there, it’s a blessing, even if others around you don’t feel the same. That happens when there is belief in your ability to make a difference to not only your team, but to the whole organization. I wouldn’t have grown much in the time I’ve been at this organization had it not been for my boss, who is a wonderful leader. He not only looks at the work I do, but also puts an effort to understand me, enquire about my well-being and push me to try new paths and bring new facets into my work. He doesn’t tell what to do, but lets me find the way to reach where he expects the work to reach. I’m thankful to work alongside him and for that space he gives me to grow. It has made a difference to my life.
It doesn’t take time to make new friends. It takes even lesser time to become best friends with that person. You talk, mingle, get to know each other better, and before you know it, you know it when the friend’s mood is off, you know something about the friend that is so personal that they haven’t shared it with the world, and they trust you with their thoughts. I have two such friends, who I call Ninja and WD, who I’ve known for less than a year, but have become very dear to me. Even when time doesn’t permit to keep talking, and break the touch in between, we return to talking like there was no gap at all. What makes them even more special is that I am yet to meet either of them. And it’ll still be special when we do meet some day down the line. I’m thankful that though I inadvertently take them for granted at times, they still are there for me when I need them, and help me bounce back from any moodiness that crosses my life. Neither expects to be thanked, but still, I am glad they are there.
They say grandparents love you more than parents, because when we’re born, it’s their chance to become parents again, since their own children are all grown up and past that coddling phase. I’m thankful to have three wonderful grandparents who love me a lot and send their blessings and wishes my way all the time. I’m thankful to them for making my childhood more fun, with all the stories they shared with us siblings, the way they took care of us when we were ill, giving us that leniency when our parents felt too strict. I’m thankful that they still do look out for us, because I guess, to them, we’ll always be children no matter how old we get.
(© 24th February 2015)