It's been a long I've seen someone content in his/her life. Someone who says that whatever is there, is sufficient, is everything that person wished for.. We've been in a virtual race from the time we're born till the time we face our death.
Lets just contemplate what we've expressed gratitude for. Considering my story, I just moved out of home; away from my family, friends and loved ones.. Not that there is any loved one . I now cook my own food, do my own chores but I understand now that I have not appreciated whatever I had until I lost it all recently. That maa k haath ka khana; value of that is understood when you eat the burnt food that you made, the screw ups in all the dishes that you cooked. The time when mom scolded to make your bed every single day for decades and when you do the same for a week you get shit tired. That feeling of your mother's hands on your head when you need it the most, when you wished to be with them the most.. And suddenly I realised I've never ever thanked her for all this.. I was a fool to think that all this is her duty and she's compelled to do this because of that. I was so naive to understand the mere fact that it's her love that made her do this relentlessly for years..
You realise all the problems your dad must have faced to setup a home for you.. A room that you can call your own and still complain that my room is small; my room doesn't have this; my room doesn't have that. The loans that he took so that all your wishes, all your demands can be met. The time when you had to pay the fees for your new year in school, in college. That excitement, who can forget right? Similarly our parents will also not forget that time because this was the time they had to either shell out a huge sum for your future and not even feel sad. The humongous tension that our parents must have had to arrange that amount, to be in a position to pay that, we never knew about it.. Did we? It wasn't that we were small to understand it. It was just that they didn't want to overshadow your feeling of happiness. The same parents will think a thousand time before buying a 10k phone, but for you they'll easily shell out a huge sum just to see that smile on your face. I never thanked my dad for all of this, for all the pains he took for all the problems he faced. Today I say I'm educated but never forget to mention that I'm educated because of my parents. I never hugged him enough to tell how thankful I am, what a great dad he is. So here it is finally, Thanks pa.
You remember that time when you were getting beat up in school or in your society compound, getting bullied at college and you had your brother or sister to stand by your side, to be your aide in all the stuff, to be your strength, to beat up the one who laid a finger on you. I do remember my brother standing up for me but I don't remember me thanking him enough for all he did. Whatever screw ups you do whatever demands you had, he was the partner in crime. But I forgot to think that before complaining about him to my mom when we grew up. I forgot that he's my big brother, the support my backbone at times you need the most. I never thanked him enough. Thanks bhai.
We all have that friend that's hated by your mother, the one who's with you in all the shit stuff you do. The one who knows about exes and the one who knows about your crushes.. The one who will shell out his salary just to help you out in hard times, the one who will not study in exams just because you aren't studying. The one who will roam on the street with you when you were crying over your ex or were bitching about someone at work. I've never thanked that friend but he's the one who should be thanked to give me the strength to move ahead, to stop looking back, to shred the fear of unknown. Yes complaining that he'll not be the there whole time when you need that friend is okay but what's most important is that the feeling of thankfulness shouldn't fade away in all the bullshit. Thanks a lot buddy for being there.
It takes nothing to complain about all the bullshit that you face but it's not so difficult to thank for the bullshit you didn't face because you had someone to take care of you. Be it your mom, dad, brother, sister, BFF, or even just a colleague. So just thank them after reading this. And if they permit give them a hug too and tell them how important they are and what they have done for you is commendable.