Thankful Tuesdays #16 – The Simple Things

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


The Simple Things That Matter

Week 16 – Thankful Tuesdays

I’m thankful that whatever path my life has taken, I’ve been able to, and encouraged to appreciate the simple things. It hasn’t been easy; the temptation to go for the extravagant is always there.

I’d always been tempted to buy a computer when I was in school. Most of my classmates had it and it was on my wishlist every birthday, every results day, but my parents didn’t get me one till I was in 11th grade. But I’m thankful for that too, because it made me appreciate the value of playing badminton with my sister, playing on the old video game console with her too, and spending more time with friends and family outside, than cooped up inside.

Temper and I aren’t the best of friends thankfully. That has helped to appreciate the value of a smile, and I’m glad for that. It’s one of the most underestimated things, a smile. It can change the course of a day in an instant. It can brighten the day of a friend, in turn brightening ours. It shows that you care. And that matters a lot.

There are many things that come to mind when I’m asked about the simple things… love, family, friendship, and such for sure. And yes, writing a poem or reading a book. Not so much money. Money can come and go, but those things, they stay longer, till you yourself decide to let go of them. And even then sometimes, they stay.

Such things are, and I know no better word for it – priceless!

(© 19th April 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.

2 thoughts on “Thankful Tuesdays #16 – The Simple Things”

  1. So true! 🙂

    It always is the little things that matter most…

    I have been blessed in this regard in ways more than one… 🙂

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