Ten Things of Thankful – Searching for Some Silver Linings (#4)

Written as part of Ten Things of Thankful.


Ten Things of Thankful (#4)

Searching for Some Silver Linings

It’s kind of odd to struggle for a bit of cheer. I’m usually quite hearty and eager to abandon the glumness of a day and search for the things that made me happy, made me thankful, but it feels strange when I cannot. But I’m a bit determined to try. So here goes.

    1. I’m thankful for a friend who reminds me of my own philosophy and tells me to look for silver linings. Though it’s quite hard at times, given that there are some things bothering me and the extent of which I can’t tell her, she helps me to find a smile.
    2. There are some things that I can’t talk of, even with friends, even if it is breaking me. It’s nice that I can talk with God then. I’m thankful for that. It feels like He listens, and that I can whisper and he’ll hear it clearly. So I’m thankful I can whisper to him any time, and ask him for his blessing.
    3. I’m thankful that the World Cup is over. Now the social networks can focus on something else. It baffles me how people react for the love of a game. Even I was sad that India lost, but that doesn’t mean the world has ended.
    4. I’m thankful for health. Of late, it has been deteriorating again, and I’m trying to get it back on track. Hopefully it will be soon.
    5. I’m thankful for football. It’s been ages since I played, but the team that I have supported since I was a child is on a winning run that I hope continues till the end of the season.
    6. I’m thankful there are people who give me hope at the first instance of it fading from around me. Whether or not the future is bright, I’m thankful for that moment of brightness they give as darkness sets in.
    7. I’m thankful for work. It’s helpful that I have something to distract myself with, and be involved in. It’s not a happy moment, but it’s something that discards the moments that are sadder.
    8. I’m thankful for nature. Nothing is as soothing as nature. I’m a camera bug when it comes to flowers and plants and butterflies etc., and the lap of nature brings a smile quite easily.
    9. I’m thankful for trust. They say to trust is a better compliment than to love. I think it’s a bit of both that makes it complete, so I’m thankful that a friend trusts in me that they share a part of their life that’s personal.
    10. I’m thankful that thankfulness needn’t be different every week or every day, that I can be grateful for some things week in week out. If not, then TToT would be a chore, and not a habit.

This is, I guess, one of the dullest posts I’ve written of late, but I hope that I can shake the dullness off in a day or two. April arrives with much promise, and I am eagerly waiting to turn the calendar and the moody March into an exciting April.

(© 30th March 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.

6 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful – Searching for Some Silver Linings (#4)”

  1. At first I dint want to “Like” this post owing to its gloominess. But then again when I saw how despite everything you are taking the effort to acknowledge the silver linings I felt happy.

    I am sure your friend understands why you prefer not to share some things with her. I do hope she stops asking you about it too as that can get a bit irritating 😛

    Trust is a better compliment than love. A much better one. More precious too I believe.

    I dint like the idea that you are in pain and that your health too is not great.

    Do take good care of yourself. Whatever it is that hurts you or worries you, may it get sorted out soon…

    Good luck Leo… 🙂

    Stay Happy & Safe.

  2. HI, I was looking for an email address but couldnt find one and wanted to invite you to a little poetry game Lizzi invited me to. I thought you might enjoy it but please dont feel pressured…. I was just thinking about how much I enjoyed your poetry and thought you might find it fun…. but only if you want to! I cant seem to put the link here
    but its https://welltemperedbards.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/love-in-ten-lines-2/
    Maybe we will see you there! zoe/Ivy
    (ivy recently posted… TOMORROW IS THE LAST CONTEST DAY!)My Profile

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