Sunday, September 6, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful- My Debut Post :)

There is always some thing in life to be thankful about and it is almost a necessity to stop and count your blessings and thank your stars. Today I was reading a post by my blogger friend Dyanne Vinyard Dillon --  The Birthday Edition and felt I should actually give this prompt a try! Lately I am not myself due to many personal challenges which keep pulling me down. I climb up and try to remain sane but sometimes the challenges and worries over power me. All of a sudden yesterday I felt I should actually be thankful about many things in life. So am I here with my d├ębut post for Ten things of Thankful. My list goes like below for this week

I feel Thankful.....

1.) About  the fact that I am working. I have been struggling for a job during my break which was in 2012. I did not work for more than an year and I never really liked what I was doing till then. Then after a long career gap I shifted gears and became a full pledged Technical Writer. As writing has always been my passion, I felt like I found my true calling but mind you however true the calling is, it always has some inbuilt challenges. When I say I am technical writer, people exclaim , "Oh ! Does it mean , You just sit and write!" How cool. But it is not just that. It has much more to that but a post on some other day about my professional hiccups and my love for my job. I Thank God for making me capable of getting what  I want!

2.) For the books I get to read  It is truly said that books are the best of friends. I thank Yann Martel for writing the gem of a book - "Life of Pi." This book has been a great learning experience so far. My Thankful post will be incomplete with out it coz the entire book covers the essence of being thankful about so many things. I am simply relishing each and every word written in it
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3.)  For the man in my life , for his patience and calmness I feel thankful. It would have been a riot if we both had same amount of emotional upheaval or intense mood swings. We do fall apart at times but patching up just happens. I feel more thankful whenever I come across many men who are jerks or whenever I hear complicated stories about them!

4.) For my friend Kalluri Hema . There are other friends too with whom I talk but it is not the same. I feel liberated when I speak to her, heart to heart even if I am in India and she is in London. I can talk anything and everything to her. As some complicated emotions were doing parade on my mind she came to my rescue and I just felt a lakh times better than before. We are like Carrie Bradshaw  and Miranda Hobbes of Sex and the City. I wish there were 2-3 more people to complete the group! We have common childhood memories and silly jokes to discuss and laugh every time like it is the first time! I thank God for all those long lasting friends with whom we can open up and Hema needless to say I love U :)
Yep. The more I think the more I feel it's us. Image sources are this and this

5.) For the Retail therapy. It is truly said that those who cant find happiness in money didn't know where and what to shop. I was hoping to buy statement necklaces from many days. I saw a friend getting them from ebay but the shopping procedure just seemed complex there. Finally I found two gorgeous pieces on Limeroad.com. The joy of buying some thing for youself is priceless. Now I am waiting for an occasion to wear any of them
one of the purchases

6.) For finally ticking off a long standing wish on my bucket list - To watch movie all alone. Yesterday on the fly I decided I should go to movie alone. Sometimes you don't have a proper company to do stuff and at times the people who can accompany you are too busy or occupied with their own things. So I thought to do my own thing and went to a movie of one of my favorite actors and totally loved the experience. Infact the movie watch felt much better as I could laugh loud and examine different elements in the cinema with out any disturbance!

7.) For the appreciation I got at my work place that I am doing a great job and they are impressed by the dedication I show at work :) I was not liking many things linked to work but this single compliment reduced the intensity of dislike and I felt rejuvenated.

8.) For the heavy rain today. Rains have an instant power of bringing me in good mood and mum's garden seemed magical after getting wet in rain. Shared below are the rain snapshots. Rain lightened my head if only temporarily!


9.) For my smart phone and the imo.im app , Google hangout, skype or any thing in it which makes video calls possible with my husband who is in Belgium. Thank God for  smart phones and apps. Life feels much better& people feel near though are far.

10.) Lastly I feel thankful for the Ten Things Of Thankful prompt which made me dust my blog and write some thing positive on it after so long. This is a wonderful initiative which made me realise we all have our share of problems and it is important to count the happy moments once in a while how ever small or big they may be!

Ten Things of Thankful
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This is my first #10Thankful post . The hosts for this cool initiative are A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) WallAmycake and the DudeConsideringsFinding NineeGetting Literal,I Want BacksiesThe Meaning of MeThankful MeUnchartedThe Wakefield Doctrine

If you want to add your blog post link for the prompt, do it here!

35 comments:

  1. Love retail therapy. I'm a SATC girl. I've watched it all. I still watch it. I think I identify with all the girls on some level. Have a good week and welcome to the best blog hop in the sphere. Dyanne is an awesome writer and bloggy friend.

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    1. I love SATC. never watched all seasons though. love movies. Ya every girl can identify more or less with one of the characters. Thanks Val, for comment

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  2. Love the statement necklace...I think they are all so beautiful, but I don't know if I could wear one. I really want to, but I'm afraid it would bother me and I'd end up wasting my money:( I hope you enjoy yours:)

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    1. Thanks . ya i like them too ! I also may or may not wear it often but just for the love of it got it ;)
      thanks Kim!

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  3. Welcome to the TToT.
    It is (simply) the best of all bloghops (in general) and gratitude hops, specifically.
    You will find all sorts of interesting people hanging at the TToT on the weekend.

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    1. Thanks Clark . Ya I felt there is so much positivity doing rounds on this blog hop. I needed it :)

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  4. WELCOME! any friend of Dyannes...i had never heard of a statement necklace but it is very cool! I love it! Also "Life of Pi" is a great book. Have you read The Alchemist? Also lovely.

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    1. Afshan is a lovely, lovely person, and I've learned so much reading her blog posts!

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    2. Alchemist was one of my first books - a crisp and clear lesson for life it is :) Thanks Ivy !

      @Dyanne : Thanks for endorsing me

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  5. You have so much to be thankful for! It makes one realize how grand life is.

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    1. Thanks Kathy :) ! Good to read u after so long

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  6. The rose is so pretty with the raindrops beaded up. Sometimes a dreary day makes the intense colors of flowers glow even brighter.

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  7. I AM SO HAPPY YOU JOINED US, AFSHAN! You will love this community of people! Be forewarned that you might find whole conversations on your post by two (or more) participants with each other about something not even IN your post! Don't worry, you'll get used to it :) We really are a close community and truly care about each other. I hope you enjoy the experience.
    I'm glad the job is going well for you. I was watching for your husband's name in the credits when we saw Inside Out, but I didn't find it. Didn't he work on that?
    The statement necklace you got is lovely! They are pretty popular these days and easy to find over here.
    I have a best friend like Kalluri. I call her my Person, which is from Grey's Anatomy. She and I are Meredith and Cristina.
    Again, SO glad you joined us!

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    1. My husband was with Dream works. Inside out is by disney I guess. His name comes in some of the dreamworks creations - home / How to train your dragon 2 and penguins of madagascar. I liked this TOT community.. Ya I ws wondering what my person is . not a regular watcher but greys anatomy is an amusing series !
      THANKS Dyanne <3

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  8. Agree Afshan, we need to be grateful and look at life in a fresh perspective. I struggled twice in 2013 and 2014 for having left my job. I am looking for a new challenge, though, due to bad work conditions as a writer. But, grateful to people surrounding me and looking at things with a fresh perspective.

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    1. Hope things work out for u sooner or later
      thanks for the comment

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  9. Welcome to TToT and hope you'll like it here.

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  10. I've seen the movie, The Life of Pi, two or three times, and loved it each time. I imagine the book is even better. One of my daughters has been a technical writer for years and loves it. Being appreciated for the work one does goes a long ways. I'm glad you are appreciated. What a beautiful rose.

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    1. Ya book has many details unlike movie but movie is spectacular too !
      Cool to know your daughter opted same career path and good to hear she is loving it
      thank u Pat B !

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  11. Welcome to the TToT, Afshan! Dyanne was the one who introduced me to the TToT a very long time ago now and I've been here ever since. She's awesome and I am certain you are, too! Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    I have not read Life of Pi - I have a copy but it sits unread on the shelf. I will have to pull that one soon after all the positive press here.
    Going to a movie alone is one of my favorite things to do. A great experience.
    This is a stunning debut on the TToT for sure - hope you'll continue to join us!

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    1. U shud read it . The author amuses me with every page !
      Ya going to a movie was a good change and relieving experience
      Thanks Lisa <3

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  12. Life of Pi was a great book. I wouldn't have believed it from just hearing what it's about, but I did.
    I love a good statement necklace. They make an outfit so much better. Hope you get lots of use from your new purchases.
    Welcome to the TToT!

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    1. Ya I am about to finish the book. Thanks Christine for ur time and comment

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  13. Welcome! I would say that "I Thank God for making me capable of getting what I want!" is a pretty darned powerful debut! And hurray for you for going to a movie theater alone. Something I have never done. Never really even thought about, but now that you mention it, it sounds like a nice little mental health break.

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    1. THANKS May <3 Ya at times U shud thank for ur capabilities as well.......try to go to a movie alone. at times it is fun !
      thanks for ur time

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  14. Yay! So happy you dusted your blog! I have been on a blog break myself. have missed you - and hapy to see you back! Looooved reading your thank ful list:-) Inspired and happy by your words dear Afshan:-) Hugs

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    1. Thanks Eli :) !
      Ya am back after a long break. good to see u back too

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  15. Hello and welcome! You are a terrific introductory TToT! I myself have only been doing it a couple of months, but I have grown to love it, and look for thankfuls everywhere.

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    1. Thanks for ur kind words ! Ya I hope to write more for TTOT

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  16. It's a really feel good post. Makes you think of all the good things in your life. Love that statement necklace, I love retail therapy too. Friday evening I got so frustrated I went to Shilparamam by myself and got me a couple of crocheted tops. Impulse buys are awesome.

    But most of all, I am glad that you are back to blogging with a bang. Keep it up lady :)

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    1. ya retail therapy brings u in good mood 90 out of 100 times :) Cool that u bought crocheted tops. wanted one from long
      thanks for ur time

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  17. Hooray for joining! So sorry to visit after such a long time! So glad you are in this! it really helps us count our blessings in life!

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  18. Good for you Afshan ! Glad to hear about the things you are thankful about !

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