10 Things about ‘Being Human’ that make me Thankful #ThankfulThursdays

We are born humans. However, ‘becoming human’ is choice we make.

I used to think that being human would be a trait everyone would hope to acquire, but looking around I realise otherwise.

How am I working towards being human?

I have always been a Grateful person. Life is a bouquet of experiences, some good, some bad and some best forgotten, but if you allow it to then every occurrence leaves you wiser. With each passing year and experiences my attitude of Gratitude gets even more firmly entrenched.

I am Thankful that I can Help people whenever I can and it whatever way I can. It may be a small thing like sharing a link that someone has been looking for to something more serious like being there for a person when they need you.

I am almost obsessed about Giving Credit when and where it is due. Having come across situations where people have walked away claiming my ideas as theirs, used my recipes and pictures and passed them off as theirs to more serious situations with family and friends, has made me even more obsessed.

Empathy helps me understand situations I haven’t experienced myself and being empathetic helps me hone my Kindness quotient as I have realised that sometimes a kind word or gesture is all that is needed, or is all that I can contribute.

Patience is what I had to work on developing and I am glad that I have reached a level where I can wait and watch as compared to my look after you leap attitude earlier

Appreciation is what I do best, even going over the top with it sometimes  * grin * But hey I Honestly believe that less is not more, in this case. Ironically, I have come to realise that Honesty is a dangerous weapon to have, it can hurt others when you wield it but that does not stop me from using it, very wisely, or Saying No as I personally abhor the habit of fence sitting and I always assure that people know what I can do, or cant, and where they stand with me, a nd I feel Better for that.

I am also content that my experiences of life have gone on to make me Better person and not a bitter one and that I still believe in miracles and hope that Good will always win over Evil.

Written  for and linking up with #ThankfulThursdays hosted by Amrita and Tina




7 thoughts on “10 Things about ‘Being Human’ that make me Thankful #ThankfulThursdays

  1. Patience is one of the most difficult qualities to develop in this fast paced and impatient world. We want everything, we want it our way, and we want it now! The sooner you learn the art of being patient, the easier and more peaceful your life will become. When you’re patient, you give up the struggle. You relax and enjoy your life and your relationships, and experience the beauty of each moment.

  2. You are a good human being to know – I am so glad we met online and have become friends. Hopefully we will take it to the next level when I come to Bangalore. Looking forward to meeting you in person!

  3. Mayuri, You have brought up important qualities which we often possess but don’t realise and some qualities like giving credit and kindness which we should practise more. As usual, I like your writing style.Simple and elegant.

  4. Saying No has been the hardest thing to learn in my career. But after sometime I realized when you don’t know how to say no you are exploited in every sense. Today I do it without a guilt.

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