Writers And Gratitude #FridayReflections

ThemeSince today is Thanksgiving Day, write a post on the subject of gratitude. 


Have you said thank-you to someone to show how grateful you are for them today? It’s such a small thing, but it can have a huge impact on your life, and the life of that person. Can you imagine a world where everyone showed gratitude? If someone did you a kindness, you’d give them a warm smile and say thank you. If you were having a bad day, someone else would take time out of her life to comfort you, out of gratitude for a kindness you did her yesterday. People would still get angry, or sad, but would know to find ways to be grateful, even in difficult situations.

I know, I’m an idealist, and such a world will never exist. But that’s OK. I can accept the world as it is and at the same time, show my gratitude for what a wonderful world we have.

1. I do a little ritual: I just close my eyes, and take a couple of minutes to think of the people and things I’m grateful for. That includes those who’ve donated to this site, as well as all you readers. And of course, my loved ones, and others in my life.

2. You know, it’s nice to get a little note thanking you for something you did. You don’t need to send someone a formal thank-you card but just a little note saying thank you for a specific thing the person has done for you can go a long way. And it only takes a minute!

3. You don’t even have to thank a person you can thank life itself! Wake up, and greet the day with gratitude. Be thankful you’re alive!

4. Give a little gift. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, but a little gift can be a tremendous gesture.

5. Who doesn’t love public praise? Find a way to acknowledge the contributions of someone, to show your gratitude, in a public way in your office, among friends and family, on your blog.

When life gets you down, when your hurt or angry or confused or frustrated, take a moment to stop and close your eyes and find things to be thankful for. Your health, your family, your job, the roof over your head, the fact that you’ll have a next meal, the beauty of the world around you, the good people in your life. Whatever you can think of, be thankful for them and express that gratitude somehow. Realize that all is not bad in this world, and be happy for that.


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Prompt: #ThankfulThursdays – a month of practicing gratitude, remembering to say thank you to anything or anyone that has left a mark in your life.










“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey.

This week I’ve been thinking to write about gratitude and it’s no surprise that the prompt has inspired me to think about all of the things I am thankful for. Every once and awhile I pull out my happy and I add things to it. Yesterday, as I was thinking about gratitude, I realized that this list is somewhat like a gratitude journal, in that I’m really both happy and grateful for all of these things in my life. All of the things that make me so happy are things that I’m also grateful for. Yesterday I added a bunch of new things. As tempting as it is to share all of those with you, I’ll sum it up with my top choices.

  1. Good hair days.
  2. Morning coffee.
  3. The moment I have exact change.
  4. That movie that always makes me
  5. My health
  6. Sunny winter days.
  7. My close friends.
  8. My Favorite TV show
  9. The moment when my food comes at a restaurant. Drool.
  10. Thank you notes. It feels just as good to send one as it does to get one.
  11. When I wake up before the alarm and get to roll back over. A few more hours to sleep? Score.
  12. There’s a health benefit to the sweet treat, in case you needed a reason.
  13. Getting lost in a good book. Studies show that reading fiction actually make you more empathetic in real life.
  14. Cozy scarves. Winter means sporting these every day.
  15. My best half. It doesn’t matter if it’s a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife or just an awesome partner in crime. These relationships boost our well-being.
  16. Alone time. At times it can feel less precious than it truly is.
  17. December 22nd. That’s when the days start getting longer again. Three cheers for (eventually) more sunlight!
  18. Comfortable shoes. It’s like walking on a pillow.
  19. A great pair of jeans. Talk about a confidence boost.
  20. Being understood. There are some people who just get you, whether it’s your penchant for being early to every social event or the fact that you cry when you get mad. And that’s awesome.
  21. A great joke.
  22. Being outdoors. Fresh air and sunshine — what’s not to like? It also has great mental health benefits.
  23. A great meal with old friends.
  24. Those little moments of awe increase feelings of well-being.
  25. The first signs of a new season. After a bitterly cold winter, spring sounds like the best thing in the world.
  26. The cold side of the pillow. There’s something oddly satisfying about it.
  27. Having the bed all to yourself. I can drool, sleep diagonally, toss and turn.
  28. A good cry. Letting out my emotions makes me feel better than before I even got upset in the first place.
  29. Opening a present. The fact that someone took the time to put thought into giving me something is a gift in itself.
  30. A long, hot shower or bath. Ahhh, feel the relaxation
  31. Winning contests.
  32. Handwritten letters. Texting has made letters essentially obsolete, so the gift of real mail should be treasured.
  33. Coloring books. Studies show they’re a good way to relieve stress.
  34. When I accidentally get something for free.
  35. I’m so thankful to those who accept me for who I am.
  36. I’m not that physically strong, but I have a lot of internal strength that I need to be thankful for.
  37. Twitter, its awesome connecting with people on there and a great resource for new info.
  38. Oh, what in the world would I do without you, World Wide Web??
  39. Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading and supporting my blog. You. Are. Awesome.
  40. Me, myself and I as I feel I deserve all the happiness and kindness in the world, so let me not forget this.

I’d love to hear about the things that inspire you to have an attitude of gratitude!


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Day#26 -Missed Calls


A missed call is a call that is deliberately terminated by the caller before being answered by its intended recipient, appearing as a “missed call” on the receiver’s cellphone.

Nothing on this world irritates me more than a missed call. If I have genuinely missed a call due to some proper reason, it is definitely reasonable but if someone else has to talk to me and he/she gives a missed call, it pisses me off very badly. Almost every mobile phone company has tried and is trying to ensure that the call rates remain the cheapest but then why pay for something when you can get it for free? People never let go of an opportunity to save money on our calls, and the best way to do this? – Missed calls.

I hate, I really do, those people who gives me a missed call and expects me to call back. This is very bad attitude. Why miss calls should be given. We cannot take excuse that cell charges are high that is why one cannot afford. But instead, many new offers are coming day in day out and normally the cell charges are very reasonable to have local calls. Knowing all well people still prefer to give miss call and try to save their money. It is very simple basic psychology-” Why should I spend my money on you? You spend it”. Mostly such calls will for something in favour of the missed call recipient. I am sure everyone reading this have received so called missed calls on your mobile phone. Many times such missed call makes me so irritating that I tend to say something back to such person who tries to disturb me especially when Iam busy.

This Post is written for Day#26 of NaBloPoMo which challenges you to a blog post every single day in November. This is a great opportunity to publish posts daily, meet other bloggers, and try something new. 

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