There comes some situations which makes me think again and again on reason why something happened. Obviously those are during the instances which makes feel uncomfortable or unhappy. The ones in which there is no discomfort, at times are forgotten.
In life’s journey we experience the challenges which may not always be exciting . But what helps enjoy this journey in fullest is when along with these challenges, a track of good things that happened is also kept, which are mostly forgotten and are never felt grateful for .
I was always feeling overwhelmed on certain things bringing me down. In all that pressure and negativity I forgot about the amazing things which were happening.
Over the period I learnt that we all undergo similar challenges all throughout life. Each of us face that. Some of these happen sooner in one’s life and some of these happen later. The interesting thing is that we all can benefit out of this timing difference and help each other as well as benefit out of each others experiences. And more importantly appreciating the things which are there with us and happened to us.
So last week I decided that I need to reflect every day and be thankful for whatever small or big thing which made me feel happy /brought positiveness/ helped me.
So here it starts:
Nov 16: Holiday on Saturday letting me spend the day with family.
Nov 17: Sunday afternoon nap.
Nov 18: Parents staying close by.
Nov 19: Another professional sparing time and sharing knowledge.
Nov 20: Parents full support for taking care of my child which lets me pursue my career.
Nov 21: Reached office just before the traffic mess.
I will keep on updating this post everyday starting Nov 21 and at the same time calling for others who would want to add anything which they experienced and/or which made them feel happy in their day. Feel free to write in comments or directly email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 22: Amazing dinner prepared by mother.
Nov 23: School student at children’s museum taking initiative for climate control and inspiring us.
Nov 24: Finally finding the key , without which would have to break the drawer .
Nov 25: Being able to drop off daughter to school .
Nov 26: Another mom sparing time to share her experience on schooling.
Nov 27: Being able to take time out for Health.
Nov 28: Little kid took the medicine and holding strong.
Nov 29: For yummy masala idlis in morning by mom.
Nov 30: Clear guidance and instruction from the security staff at a departmental store .
Dec 01: Parents continuous love and care even when we forget and are indifferent at time .
Dec 02: Parcel got delivered without hassle which I was worried.
Dec 03: Daughter and I could do an activity together .
Dec 04: Auto driver was calm and didn’t complain on the very bad traffic it was.
Dec 05: Friend getting a fav food in lunch.
Dec 06: Other stakeholder finding time and sitting through a long discussion on solving the problem.
Dec 07: Safe Drinking water
Dec 08 : Kid not waking me up on weekend morning.
Dec 09: Being able to finish one task targeted for the day
Dec 10: For the trainer for his valuable inputs and guidance on situations.
Dec 11: Doctor for quick response on emergency.
Dec 12: Good night sleep, thanks to mother for taking care of the kid.
Dec 13: Parents taking care on their own.
Dec 14: Store people who helped close on things quickly.
Dec 15: Finally boat play time with D today .
Dec 16: Amazing work done by team members in bringing out some very important pointers.
Dec 17: Prompt response by an old colleague on an urgent matter
Dec 18: Evening walk.
Dec 19: Productive day with some closures done.
Dec 20: Nice pasta and Friday night
Dec 21: Teacher carried daughter when she was not willing to go to school for practice.
Dec 22: D slept before time to be ready for sports day esp when she was unwell.
Dec 23: People picking up the call and responding on a critical week ahead before close of quarter.
Dec 24: Team staying back on a festive day to pull up some last minute things.
Dec 25: Memorable Christmas Day and get together after D.
Dec 26: Mother keeping things ready for us.
Dec 27: Thanks to co-worker who voluntarily helped out for period when I was on leave .
Dec 28: Mother and brother taking care of sick D when I was not there.
Dec 29: D felt better and we didnt have to cancel the trip.
Dec 30: Hotel staff who without even us telling them proactively arranged food for daughter
Dec 31: Driver helping us find some emergency things we required and then coming all the way back to hotel to give it to us when we forgot that in the car .
Jan 01: People who work on new year day esp where the job involves interacting with a lot of people with smiles on their face . Spl eating joints , transportation providers , medical providers .
Jan 02: Beautiful view of orange and black fishes in water clearly visible from above the bridge to the Dzong which brought smile and happiness for me and D.
Jan 03: He completed his trek of Tiger Nest and I & D caught on a four hour much needed sleep.
Jan 04: Amazing time spent at the riverside watching D & her father having their moment of collecting pebbles and throwing them in water.
Jan 05: Friend and friend of friend who saved from the outcome of wrong dates booked with hotel.
Jan 06: Courage and stamina of D to remain playful after a three and a half hour flight and another one and a half hour on road traffic and still happy & excited to be back home.
Jan 07: Chance to restart a critical aspect on parenting with a new perspective.
Jan 08: Happy day well spent with bonus of an hour of afternoon nap.
Jan 09: her teacher for the understanding.
Jan 10: First run after a long time .
Jan 11: Moment of happiness she brings even when unwell.
Jan 12: She ate and stayed up in celebration inspire of ill health.
Jan 13: He could stay back and look after her while I was at work and mother was unwell .