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Thankful. Grateful. Blessed

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So, I was in a pretty disgruntled mood and having a dialogue with myself at how unfair life is and just then I saw Vidya’s message that her monthly #GratitudeCircle blog hop linky would be up and soon after I realised that if it is Thursday is has to be #ThankfulThursdays hosted by Amrita and Tina! And if all this thankfulness wasn’t enough, it is Thanksgiving too!:) And, I kid you not, my mood changed instantly! I deflated the dark thoughts of gloom hovering on my head for the last few days and jogged my memory to reach the beginning of November to list the things I am grateful for instead.

The human mind is selective, we think and retain only the thoughts we want to at any given time and smartly blur the ones we don’t want to. The same thing happened with me too. Just as I have been moping around thinking what a terrible month I had, all thanks to a few not so pleasant happenings, when I sat down to write this post I realized that despite it all I still have a lot to be grateful for.

For starters, I am Writing AGAIN! After 4 long years of being buried under a Writer’s block I am writing again! With November coming to a close I will be completing 2 daily writing challenges for 2 months in a row. And I am thrilled!

Not only am I thrilled to be writing, but my words are being appreciated as well. From the comments on my blogs to messages on Twitter to DM’s to Blogadda picking a post very close to my heart, for it’s weekly feature Tangy Tuesday Picks I am loving it!

I have also started a new series on my Blog called MayTivation, which is basically me writing and posting all that I say to my friends to motivate them. Since they conveniently forget all my wise words when they feel better I thought why not write it and save it for posterity and send then a link, instead of lending them my shoulder the next time they need a dose;)

This DeMonetization was a shock alright but it taught me some lessons and made me realize yet again of how blessed I am and how often we take little luxuries for granted. I take an Uber to the bank, stand in the queue and have enough money to draw out or change, I use my wi-fi to tweet or fb and grumble about the government and have freedom of speech and expression which allows me to do so. Blessings galore, I’d say!

I have some exciting things lined up for December and I am working towards transforming a few small dreams into reality, with ample help from a lot of people around me, which I am humbled and gratuitous for.

These Gratitude Diaries are a great idea, and linking mine to

#ThankfulThursdays by Amrita and Tina and Vidya’s #GratitudeCircle

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17 thoughts on “Thankful. Grateful. Blessed

  1. It’s a lovely perspective you have shared – looking at things we take for granted as privileges instead of rights. And I agree, demonetization has taught us all many lessons.

    Cheers!

  2. Thank you dear Mayuri for writing with us on Thanksgiving.
    Thankful Thursday was born out of the need to remember the small and bug blessings.As you correctly said our brain is selective. We remember the problems and forget all the good stuff that happens all the time.
    Than God you are writing again .Where would I be without my daily Maytivation.
    Keep writing. I love your stories.

  3. You’re writing. and how 🙂
    Blog hops are good -and really helps writing, I believe. Though I’m not a big fan, I can’t help but be happy for you because you’ve not only moved that writing block, but thrown it off the cliff

  4. It’s great that you came out from writer’s block. All the best for your new series Maytivation. You know, I also get inspired by Vidya sury’s gratitude circle and my mood lifts up listing all things that I am grateful for.

  5. Oh you are on a roll, baby. I can’t keep up with reading. I don’t know how you do the writing. But hats off to you that you are writing and how. Well, November was quite a month. I just penned my gratitude post as well. Looking forward to you unveiling your special plans for December. 🙂

  6. Look at you, going straight from block to blockbuster!
    (forgive the bad alliteration, I had to make it work :P)

    What I love is that you’re not posting nonsense just to post. Each story, each poem is on par with the best of your work.

  7. Dumbledore said, ‘Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.’ You my dear, have an inexhaustible source of magic! Love your beautiful posts and your enthusiasm when you read and share everyone’s posts. One definitely needs to focus on the positives, day after day and Mayuri you are doing a swell job!!

  8. Mayuri, you are such a darling you know! ♥ I am thrilled for you. From writer’s block (you claim–I don’t believe!) to two daily blogging challenges is admirable! You write so beautifully, too! Thank you so much for joining the Gratitude Circle bloghop! Now come whisper your December plans in my ear! Mmwah!

  9. Congratulations for the Blogadda pick and new blog too! You are on a roll, lady!!
    Wishing you the very best for December as you move towards making your dream a reality! Good luck, Mayuri!

  10. It’s so true, Mayuri. We all have something to be grateful for always, and yet we conveniently forget all about it and keep on grumbling about how pathetic our life is!
    I am so glad you started writing again and received all the accolades that you did! May you always prosper in everything that you do, may you succeed in every venture you undertake!

  11. We all forget to count our blessings and sometimes need a little nudge for it. Congrats to you for all the achievements and wish you many more next month and for 2017. More power to you and your blog mayuri.

  12. The demonetization thing really opened my eyes too. And yes, we should be grateful to be in that percentile that has access to e-wallets et al. I actually flew to Mumbai and back, using taxis and having dinners at various restaurants without ever taking a single note out of my pocket!

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