Now playing: Sunset – The XX
This will be the last post for this blog because our storytelling module will be ending soon. And we wouldn’t have to take this module anymore. Frankly speaking, I really don’t want this module to end. It’s my favourite module and it makes my Thursdays more bearable. But hey, all things must come to an end. What can you do about it?
Figured that I’d blog about the things I’m grateful for since this will be the last post for this blog.
First off, I’m grateful for having a shelter over my head, having sufficient food for the day, having clothes to wear. I know sometimes I complain about not having any “decent” clothes to wear or about not liking certain food or the way they are cooked, but I still actually appreciate what I have at that moment because hey, #firstworldproblems am I right? I’m grateful for my health. I’m grateful for my body’s ability to function normally. I feel like it is something we all take for granted and it’s not until we fall sick that we actually realise the importance of our health.
I’m grateful for the little things in life, like the smell of rain, the smell of coffee, sunrises and sunsets (the kind that paints the sky with a beautiful hue of orange, with a tinge of lavender and clouds scattered all over the sky), the sound of waves washing to the shore. I’m grateful for not having to go through natural disasters in this country because of our geographical location. I know that I’m always complaining about how hot and humid it is here and how competitive it is and how I can’t wait to get out of here, but I know that I will miss this place and one day I might even declare that it’s the best place on Earth because as cliché as this sounds, home is where the heart is.
Right now, I have a blocked nose and I can smell little to nothing at all. And it sucks because I can’t even smell my food.
I’m grateful for the people in my life. The good and the bad. I’m grateful for the people who never fail to be there for me, who listen to me whenever I need to talk, who never fail to make me laugh, who tolerate my bullshit and annoying antics even if they have every right not to (yeah, I annoy myself sometimes too). And even if I don’t always say this, I really cherish every single one of the people who are in my life (you know who you are). I also am grateful for the people who hurt me once or maybe more than once, because these are the people who taught me valuable lessons in life.
Thing is, we often take things for granted and we tend to not see the things we have right in front of us. I mean, it’s understandable because we’re only human. We are always looking for more and we probably will never be satisfied with what we have. A friend once told me that we get so caught up in everything we forget how lucky we are, and every once in a while we should sit back and be thankful for what we have in our lives (well, this is the gist of what this friend told me. The full speech this friend gave me was much harsher than this and it was kind of like a wake up call for me).
“Well if you can’t get what you love, you learn to love the things you’ve got”