“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone” – G.B. Stern
Having said that, for my part I would like to thank everyone in my life on this thanksgiving month of Nov, who contributed in someway or the other in making me who I am!
And here goes in my own words a letter to thank each and everyone of you out there who were with me at some point in my life!
My classmates from Pre School who bullied me no end by having me as a victim always – you taught me sensitivity at that very tender age.
Thank you for making me more human.
My erstwhile neighbors I grew up with – you were the first lot I looked up to – I always wanted to grow up sooner so that I could be a part of your “gang”.
Thank you for the first lesson in aspiration.
My teachers from school, even those who gave up on me- you tried really hard to get me to study and it eventually paid off.
Thank you for helping me shine.
My friends from school who stuck to me despite me being different – you taught me what friendship is.
Thank You for being there for me whenever I needed you.
And those of you who did not – you taught me that most things in life are temporary.
Thank you for the most important lesson.
My cousins I grew up with, and with whom I honed my fighting skills 😉 – summers in our village wouldn’t have been half as fun without you guys – you gave me the first taste of adventure which, until then was confined to Enid Blyton novels.
Thank you for the memories.
My Grandparents who tolerated my unceasing cries for new this, new that- you contributed to my wonderful childhood with your overflowing love, care and affection.
Wherever you are now, Thank you.
My lovely uncles and aunts – with whose children I fought non stop – who showered me with right gifts at the right time and loved me as much as their own children – you taught me how much fun it is to have more than one set of parents.
Thank you for backing me up always.
My schools – where I spent half the time as an “outstanding” student for all the wrong reasons- for laying a strong foundation on which I grew up to what I am now and still growing to what I want to be.
Thank you for giving me a chance to make you proud(finally after all the mishaps).
My college(s) – both of which I initially hated- for showing me my own potential and making me stand up for my own self – you crafted the new ME.
I love the newness, Thank you.
I thank all of you who broke my heart, you made me realize(at a later point though) that I am well deserving of dear ones way better than any of you.
Thank you for helping me realize my true worth.
All of you who made my life difficult for me – you showed me how strong I can actually get.
Thank you very much.
All the terrific people I have met so far who helped me in some way or the other in different walks of my life – you taught me what compassion is, even if it’s for strangers.
Thank you for making me kinder and more loving.
All my mentors and bosses, who yelled at me, made me fail, made me try nonstop and who made me cry – most of all you made me learn.
Thank you for the guidance.
All those right people I met at the right time who helped me see what I am really passionate about – you showed me that life is not just about accumulating wealth but to actually live for something.
Thank you for getting my passion bug buzz louder.
All of you who accepted me as your friend with open hearts at every walk of my life.
Thank you for loving me for who I am.
And lastly my parents and my sister for being a wonderful family showering me with endless love and believing in me and trusting me even at my worst which made me believe in myself too.
Thank you for everything.
Like Steve Jobs once said “You can connect the dots only by looking backwards”, and now that I look back I am able to realize how blessed I am to have each and everyone of you in my life despite the differences, despite the misunderstandings and despite the shortcomings.
Thank you all for being a part of my life -it was fun knowing each and everyone of you.
P.S Thank you for reading my blog 🙂