Thankful Tuesdays #17 – Taken for Granted

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


The Things I Take For Granted

Week 17 – Thankful Tuesdays

One that I have taken for granted is friendship. I don’t anymore, but I’m thankful that though I have, some of my friends have understood that I haven’t done so intentionally. Two of them especially have been so. But when this has led to friends breaking away, it has hurt, and that’s not a pain I like. There are friends who say, “Don’t worry, it’s their loss,” but for me, friendship is something that has mattered and will continue to. It’s been one to help me through rough patches and I’m sure that it will in the future. So my heartiest thanks to they who have stayed by my side when I have taken them for granted, and though some of them wouldn’t like hearing the word, it’s just in this post, to tell you that though I haven’t been able to be a continuous friend like you have, and I have missed some of your important moments because of that, you still matter to me, and I will try my best to be there when it matters. I’m glad that you didn’t give up on me.

(© 26th 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.

6 thoughts on “Thankful Tuesdays #17 – Taken for Granted”

  1. Friends…

    I suck at being a good friend and at expressing affection yet I have had those rare few who have taken extra efforts to be by my side whenever I have needed them…

    Blessed I am 🙂

    Nice post Leo…

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