Weekly Gratitude 2019 (3/52)

Three weeks have gone by, and fairly quickly at that. I’m quite liking this idea of looking back each week and feeling happy and grateful for that happiness. It seems to lift a weight off my shoulders, a weight I didn’t realize I had.

  • There seems to be some changes afoot at the office. I’m playing my part, and it felt nice to hear some feedback, both from the boss and from outsiders that my work was good. I’m grateful for that appreciation.
  • I read three books again. Two in two days this weekend. I know what it feels like to “not read” so I don’t take this early speed for granted. I’m thankful that good books are coming my way.
  • Some troublemakers are trying to ruin my peace of mind. I’ve been tempted to give them a piece of my mind but grateful that I’ve been able to control my temper. While they deserve being shouted at, it is likely to cause more harm to me than them. I value myself enough that I know that shouldn’t happen.
  • Helped my best friend frame some interview questions. I hope that that goes well.
  • Going to take a break from work, a vacation for a few days. It was decided months ago, really, but only now it feels real. My mom has been reminding me of a to-do list. Not that I would forget, but I’m grateful she’s making sure that I don’t.
  • I’m finding happiness in simple things. This week, I saw a flock of peacocks (and peahens) next to my office. It made me smile, though they were too far away to click a photograph. I’m enjoying photographing nature too.
  • A former colleague called out of the blue and asked for a help, and also shared a secret with me. I’m grateful she trusts me enough to share it with me.

Friends surprise me at times. I don’t interact on a personal level with all. This week, a friend pinged asking me if I was okay after reading a status on WhatsApp. I was feeling a bit blue, and it was a cryptic status. I feel grateful for such friends who interpret it correctly and try to pull me out of the phase. The quote I share today is from Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and be understood.”

I love this idea of noting/recollecting what I’m happy/grateful for each week.

How was your week? What made you feel happy?


Vinay Leo R.
20. 01. 2019

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.

4 thoughts on “Weekly Gratitude 2019 (3/52)”

  1. That’s a nice list Leo.. who is this person who is making trouble for you?!
    I guess in the everyday hustle and bustle, we forget the simpler things that makes us happy/

    • Ah. There are one too many troublemakers, let’s not start making a list. 🙂 Easier to forget, ramble, move on.

      I’ve not had a gratitude post in a while 🙁 Should start over!

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