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Have you noticed how we often complain about the things we don’t have in life? Human nature, I suppose. Happens to the best of us. But from time to time, you come across situations and people who make you realise how lucky and blessed you are. Well, this is what I have been feeling lately. I have this overwhelming feeling of gratitude in my heart which I want to share with you all.
One of my traits or flaws is that I get stressed very soon. I’m affected by even the slightest of things not working the way I want them to. What comes next are a series of complaints about what is broken or what is lost while overlooking what I have or what is right there beside me. Mindfulness, that’s what’s missing, that’s what I have slacked on, especially in this new year. Time to remedy that.
One of the things I have grown to believe in is the importance of a good and supportive life partner for a happy life. Somewhere I must have done something good to have found one. S, he has his flaws as do I, but every few days something happens or I hear a story which makes me realise how truly blessed I am to have him.
This March we turned 6 in terms of being married to each other though we have been in a relationship for 11 years now. It seems like a lifetime really. Let’s just say we have grown together and we now share a life which we can’t imagine without the other. Like he often says, I am so used to you that I even like getting bored together and can’t enjoy even the best of things without you. Like I said, I’m blessed.
S is away for a few weeks on a work trip to the US and both M and I are missing him immensely. Perhaps, it’s a case of absence makes the heart grow fonder and I’m able to see and realise everything that he does and brings into our lives. M has even tried to hold him through the video call. That’s how much we miss his not being home. I just want him to come back safely so that we can get on with getting bored together. I’m truly grateful for my lazy yet loving partner in crime with whom I get to share a life and not just a routine. Touchwood.
The thing is with him around I can take on anything. Even the worst of days are easier to deal with knowing that I’ll be going home to this guy who truly cares about me despite my quirks. So, I guess, what I’m trying to say is, I’m thankful for his presence in my life. I just don’t say it often.
With S out of town, my parents and my sister are with me. Actually, it gets a little difficult managing M when I have to take calls at night. When S is in town, we get by it ourselves. But for now, I’m grateful to have a family ready to come to me even at short notice.
March has been good in many ways. I have been less stressed than in the previous months. We even celebrated two birthdays and one anniversary in a low-key way which surprisingly I loved a lot. We took a week’s off from work. I got a break from my daily hectic schedule which was much needed. Another good thing to have happened in March is my time online. I have cut down on it by a lot because honestly, it leaves a bitter aftertaste every time I spend too much energy on it. And yes March also turned out to be a month where I finished an important piece of work which is really a morale booster for me.
I’m grateful for the love I have and my family. March has been kind to me and I hope it continues to be so. I hope I remain mindful of all that I have and be content with it. There is so much negativity around these days that I need to hold on to what I have to maintain my sanity.
How was your March? What are you looking forward to in April?
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