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?