During the month of September, I was tagged by my friends, Sangeet Bird and Suniti Joshi to do the gratitude challenge. The rules were as follows: I had to enumerate three things I am grateful for on three separate days, not necessarily consecutive (days) and on each day, I had to tag three friends, encouraging them to participate too.
Doing this test is like opening yourself in public. You expose yourself without reservations. Many people whom I had tagged did not take up the challenge, maybe they were too busy to give a thought to it, or maybe they didn’t want to share. Well, whatever it was, I went along and completed this challenge, although not in three consecutive days. This challenge was done more for myself than for others and I had to feel what I was writing sincerely. But after completing the challenged I realized how blessed I am and I should not be complaining if sometimes things don’t go as planned.
So, here I am, sharing what I said on FB on three different days
Day one of my Gratefulness Challenge.
- Not a day goes by when I don’t thank the universe for being kind to me. A roof over my head, delicious food on my table and feeling of content for everything I have. What more could I ask? Universe listens, whenever I ask for security and care, Spiritual blessings are endowed over me.
- I am grateful for belonging to loving and caring family, siblings and cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, my large supportive family is always there, close enough to stretch and touch but far enough to create a space for freedom to breathe.
- I am grateful and proud of my inner circle of friends, online and offline; they have a class of their own. Polished, matured and understanding, I can count on them on all times and they never disappoint me.
I would like to tag and encourage Deepti Chavan, Suja Sukumaran and Gitoo Shafizada to participate and share their hours of gratitude and continue the challenge.
Day two of Gratitude Challenge
- So very grateful to my mom, who encouraged me to be independent and self-sufficient. She always believed that the education, cultural values and talent are enough for person to survive, that money is not important to buy happiness, but patience and tolerence is.
- So very grateful to my well-wishers (family and friends), who want to see me succeed in life and have contributed in spreading the word of my latest book on #SindhiCuisine. My thanks to them for making my book so popular that it is now available worldwide.
- So very grateful for the latest technology and gadgets in the world, that has brought everybody closer to me, has made my life a luxury and easy to live. It keeps me occupied with the activities like reading and writings and is the great source of information.
I would like to tag Meghna Mirpuri, Sahara-Dolly Mirpuri and Gina Balani to participate and share their hours of gratitude and continue the challenge.
The Third and final day of my Gratefulness Challenge.
- I am grateful for living in the city of Mumbai. The city has given me independence and confidence. There are so many activities happening all the time that it keeps me occupied and entertained. There is read-meet groups that helps me improve my writing skills, there is food bloggers group that allows me to follow my passion for cooking. There are art galleries, poetry meetings, photography sessions that I regularly visit. Safe city to live, I would never be able to live anywhere else.
- I am grateful to be connected to Special school. Being in touch with differently abled children and their struggling families has taught me to appreciate life. We cannot take our life for granted. Every moment has to be analyzed to be able to understand the problems. My own knots seem so little when I compare it with them. Special children have taught me patience and to accept life as it comes
- I am grateful to my friends who stand me and my special thanks to Suniti and Sangeeta, who invited me to do this gratitude challenge. During my three posts of rambling, I realized how blessed I am.
This brings me to the end of my three days challenge of gratitude.
I would like to tag and encourage Salma Khan, Aruna Doshi and Anita Mantri to participate and share their hours of gratitude and continue the challenge