Gratitude List – May 2016
I still can’t believe May is over. This month just breezed through with the thunderstorms and showers that hit us recently. The temperature has dipped and it feels like our good old Bangalore once again.
This month I read Sanch’s post on The Gratitude Myth and her thoughts stayed with me longer that many other posts I read around the same time. She had an interesting perspective on how people start feeling guilty about not being grateful for what they have and others don’t. I have been writing my gratitude lists for over a year now and it has become a part of my life. Gratitude helps me focus on little things that make me happy but I also let myself feel sad when I don’t get what I want. I believe it’s important to be grateful yet stay hungry in life.
May was good and here are a few things, I am grateful for:
10 years of togetherness: You may have read our story or this post on the day we completed a decade so this had to be first on the list. VT is a friend first and we share zillion things. Coming home after a tough day, I know I can talk about my frustrations and share my successes. It feels comforting to know that the day I put my feet up, another pair will join and we will delegate chores or just leave them as is. I am grateful for love.
Exploring restaurants: This month we ate out more than usual and discovered a couple of new places. While it’s not so healthy, I like having to do nothing some days. Eating out meant I did not even have to think of setting the table. I am grateful that this month was easy on cooking. I am grateful for options.
Friends: Friends provide the right balance in life. This month I met my close ones and we went out, shopped, walked together and clicked pictures. It was fun and I am going to do that more often. I am grateful for this family of friends I have.
Health: For most of the month, my back behaved well and I was able to attend my Yoga classes. Fitbit challenges have kept me going. It is fun to compete and gathering steps to win. I haven’t been able to win much but it pushes me to take that one more step forward towards a healthy self. I am grateful for my Fitbit. And yes, their customer service is awesome. They replaced my damaged device without an additional cost and I am a proud owner of a new one now 🙂
A Tweet-up: I attended my first tweet-up this month. Even more exciting was the fact that this was on a metro and what a ride it was. I met many folks who I had just interacted over twitter and it was a fun Sunday. The metro ride was quick and I loved how quickly we travelled from east to west of the city. I am grateful to this new bunch of friends for a great company and a fabulous new experience.
So, this month was overall a good one with its own share of manageable distractions. I want to focus on my writing skills, find more time to read books and yes, buy more plants for my balcony garden. This is what I mean about staying hungry.
How was May for you? What is that one thing you are grateful for that would like to share with me?
Linking this post to Vidya’s Gratitude Circle Blog hop for May 2016. Also linking this up to ‘The Month that was’ link up.