Grounded by gratitude.

So it is my umpteenth attempt at writing again.

I found a post on Instagram, ‘November Journal Prompts’ and I decided to run with it. And so yes, that is the first thing that I am grateful for. A chance to write again.


Writing has always been good for my mental health but as human as I am, I never give myself what I truly need.

As I sit here in my office place, after hours, surrounded by my colleagues disagreeing on topics, I note the second thing I am currently grateful for. An argument.

And while that seems absurd, hear me out. I get to express my views and be an individual with my own thoughts. I get to use my words. I can offer correction and I can get insight.

I never take an argument to heart. It has always been to me; differing opinions and that is exciting. It is conversation. Sometimes shoulders are rubbed the wrong way and things can get sour but, resolution is always possible and then the cold shoulder becomes the shoulder to lean on.

That was a lot of shoulders in that sentence and now I am glad I have a shoulder. How else do I hold my hand bag. Also I am just realising hugs would be one hell of a task without shoulders and I am going to stop with the shoulder talk now.

I am thankful that I have support. People I can go to for reassurance, assistance, to vent out, to talk to or to share a joke with. Life is too hard to do alone.

I haven’t been clear about the prompt for this post and if you couldn’t already guess. I am listing out 10 things I am grateful for now. 

I have more than 10, cause I have a good life. Naturally, I am thankful for that.

I haven’t always been thankful . There have been days when I didn’t even want my life. Or anyone else’s for that matter. I didn’t want a life. Would those days come again? I cannot categorically say No.

Thinking about the things that I am currently thankful for, grounds me to the reality of how good my life is. Hint: Inspiration for my title: Grounded by gratitude.

I am going to end this post before it gets too long, by listing out 5 more things that I am grateful for now.

  • The bubble wrap on my table from the new letter light box that I bought yesterday.
  • My salary that I received yesterday because guess what? I am going to treat myself all weekend.
  • My earphones for distracting me from the noise so I could write
  • The letter Lightbox from the first point that reads, ‘Defy Gravity. Soar high’

Finally, I am thankful that you took that time out to read this.

What are you thankful for?



12 thoughts on “Grounded by gratitude.

  1. I love your writing papa. Thankful fora pthe opportunity to read your posts again and oh! I wish there was a picture of the letter light box…

  2. Thankful I can have a taste of these smiley_tatoes while I go through your musings.
    You do write well. Cheers to more inspiration!

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