Day 12. #30daybloggingchallenge

Write about five blessings in your life.


In this era when everything is fast, and we’re in a constant rush, I feel like we forget to be grateful and press “pause.” We forget to appreciate what we have at this moment because our mind keeps drifting to the future. And I don’t say that making plans is wrong, I’m saying that for at least a few minutes we should take a breath and enjoy the present, and enjoy what’s been happening good to us so far.

What are you grateful for? What’s one blessing in your life?

In my case, five blessings in my life are:

1.Forgiveness

Mistakes. Nothing new about them. The human race is subject to error. And it is alright – as long as that doesn’t mean committing crimes. I hurt people around me, unintentionally, but I do. I love them too; one of the things I am thankful for the most is them forgiving me. It might not seem like a lot, but I know that it can be hard to forgive someone.

2.Purpose

I believe we all have a purpose on Earth. It might not be elevating spiritually, or something that will change the world, but we have a purpose. Some of us figure it out sooner than others, and some don’t find what it is. Never.

I don’t want to delve into it further, but I know what mine is. Writing helped me out to understand it. It comes with pressure too, but I think it’s preferable to wandering confused. I see it that way at least.

3.Another day

I am grateful that I lived up to this day. We’re never thankful for the fact that we wake up and we’re breathing. We’re alive. And this means a lot. I was born on 13th of June, but I should have on 12th. I crossed paths with death before even properly coming on this world – and yes, there was the risk of me dying then. I almost drown two times. I passed out a few times and thought “Is this it? Is this the end?”

These moments have been hard – for my loved ones and for me. But they were also a lesson; one that I’m glad I got to learn. We take living for granted. I don’t mean to be a pessimist, but the truth is we can go to sleep tonight, and we have no guarantee we’ll wake up tomorrow. So I am grateful for all the times I was offered “another day.”

4.Help

We want to think that life is easy for everyone else except for us. I know how many times people were fooled by my smile or optimistic attitude. These made them think that struggle and hardships never crossed my path, which couldn’t be less true. Every person has its difficulties. Some choose to be vocal about it, some would rather not.

I like to complain about trifles, but when something important affects me, I tend to keep quiet about it. I don’t want to burden the others with my problems on top of theirs.

There were a handful of times when I felt like nothing would work. I found my peace in praying. Now, don’t get me wrong, no matter what we call God depending on our religion/belief, I believe there’s a creature superior to us that once in a while when we do need it, comes to our rescue. Though, we alone have some “divine” power within us (the subject is very complex, and I would need several posts to explain my take on the matter). What I want to emphasise is that in one of those cases, I did nothing else but to believe and pray. I was a little girl at the time.

I’ve been heard. I don’t know by what or by whom, but the fact that one wish of mine became true changed my life. It did. I would’ve perhaps never gotten here if it hadn’t been for it. I am grateful for that moment in my life, for the help I’ve been given.

5.Strength

I went through BS with my head up, but there was a time when I would cower and look around confused, not knowing what to do. I’ve been given the strength to go through it. I’ve been given the determination to pull through everything. I’ve been granted the chance to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it helped me take another step.

It was hard, but I am a stronger and better person  now, all in all, I see it as a blessing.

Especially considering that without that strength.

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