Okay, I'm feeling really awful right now, and just a moment ago, I saw this Humans of New York photo on my news feed. And I thought... well, alright. Let me list down the things I'm grateful for - because no matter how upset and homesick I am right now, my life, in reality, isn't actually that bad.
So... here goes.
1) My Family:
I personally feel like I have the best family in the world. My sister loves and understands me like no one else can, and my parents think I'm the coolest kid since, well, my sister. They may be far, far away right now, but I'll see them in just a few months.
And wherever they may be, they're always with me... in every fibre of my being. We are genetically related, after all!
So thank you, my family, for always being by my side, no matter what. And for all the adorable childhood photos.
2) My Best Friends:
You both know who you are. I've lost touch with a lot of people since school ended... A LOT. And some of those people are the ones I thought I would stay friends with forever.
But you two... it still feels like nothing's changed when I talk to you, even though a lot has. I'm not in the same city as you and we don't get to talk as much as we used to. But our friendship hasn't changed... and hopefully, it never will.
Thank you, my friends, for reminding me of our countless inside jokes, for filling my life with love and laughter and friendship.
Today, I ate a lot of delicious food. Chocolate milk, dosa, cotton candy, chocolate, Maggi... and I like eating food, because it's fun. And good for health. And did I mention how much fun it is?
Thank you, food, for being food.
4) The Internet:
From Google to Youtube to my blog to Facebook to Coursera to torrent websites to everything amazing that you can find online... I can't tell you how thankful I am for the internet. If it weren't for the internet, I wouldn't be able to WhatsApp my darling father, I wouldn't be able to read the news in bed, and most importantly, I wouldn't be able to talk to you, my dear Geeks!
Thank you so much, the internet, for helping me make new friends and learn new things that I wouldn't be able to otherwise. My introverted self is really, really grateful.
5) Books and Education:
Books are my escape. I can leave the world of boredom and enter a world full of fictional people and fictional stories... a world of happiness! Reading is my life. I don't know what I'd do without words on paper... or on a screen.
And I love learning new things. Sure, that may brand me as a 'nerd' or a 'geek'... but that's who I am. I'm going to do a post very soon about the online courses I'm taking. Education is amazing. It is a thought-provoking, enriching experience.
Thank you, books and education, for making me a smarter person.
I like going to college a little early every day. There's a window along the staircase on my classroom floor, and I like to stand by that window, enjoy the cool breeze, plug in my earphones, and sing to myself. I listen to all kinds of music - from pop songs to deep, meaningful songs to the soundtrack of my favourite fandom movies. And that makes me feel really happy and alive.
A lot of people in my class don't understand why I do it. They actually give me the 'Are you crazy?' look when I tell them why I'm standing by a window instead of 'socialising', or whatever it is that people my age are supposed to be doing.
So thank you, music, for helping me figure out which people actually understand me... and for being so epic. Music... music's just amazing.
7) Dance Workouts:
Come on. Dancing. Good music. Getting fit. Having fun. All at once!!! How AWESOME is that?
I'm running out of things right now... but I swear there's more. There's a whole lot more that I'm grateful for. I just can't think of anything right now because... well, because I'm not that happy right now.
But I will be soon. Just because I'm having a bad time right now does not mean it'll be bad forever. And no matter what, I'll have all of the above to cheer me up.
I'm going to listen to some music, read a book, and have some tasty snacks right now. And then I will sleep, with the hope that tomorrow will be a better day.
Let me know in the comments below... what things are you grateful for? :)
Until next time, good people!