Thankful Tuesdays #22 – The computer and a meme

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


Something I Use Every Day

Week 22 – Thankful Tuesdays

Looking back in time, I think one memory that comes to mind thinking of this prompt is my yearning for a computer. Most of my classmates had one, it was one of my favorite subjects and of course, I wanted to play FIFA on my own PC instead of my friend’s. It was my love for computers that led me down the path I took later. Now, a computer is one thing that I use on a daily I’m glad that I do, for it connects me to the world and takes me away from it too.

It has been nearly nine years since I first started blogging. Through this world that I found with the computer, I’ve found many friends who’ve pushed me to focus and improve my passion – writing. I’ve also done the same for those friends. I’ve owned and been a host of three memes – Haiku Heights, Acrostic Only and Thursday Tales (all three of which are not active now). But over the last few days, I’ve realized that I actually love to help write. And that the meme matters. So I’ve initiated a fourth one – A Prompt Each Day where I will put a prompt each day for those who need a bit of inspiration to break the block at times.

It’s really lovely when a friend who hasn’t met you understands your world and you better than most of those who are around you every day. Through blogging and social networks, I found a few such wonderful friends. Ishi, Jai, Winxy, Sarav, Ste, Renu… the list is quite long. I am sure my life wouldn’t be the same had they not been in it.

It feels odd to thank a computer, but it’s a little thing that brings the things that matter to me closer. So I’m glad that it is there and makes my life that much happier.

PS: Do check out A Prompt Each Day if you’re into memes. Who knows, inspiration might strike you when you need it!

(© 2nd June 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 #22 – The computer and a meme”

  1. Yup, I owe a lot to the computer too 🙂

    Its weird how bonds are made. Quite often what a person means to you and what you mean to a person may not be the same though 🙂

    Nice post Leo. Do keep writing or we will miss you….

  2. I need to thank my computer too. I have met so many different types of people because of it. Some are among the most important part of my life now. Its great about the Meme. All the best, not that you will need it.
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