…is all that’s needed to put a smile on my face and make my heart jump with joy.
Coming back home after a long journey to a roommate who welcomes me with a million dollar smile, says “I was just thinking about you” and goes on to fix something quick for dinner tells me how much she cares. And for that I am grateful. Thank you, rommie.
Having K constantly trying to cheer me up when I have the worst of aches and when I’m at my crankiest of moods, even though it might have been just as tough a day for him shows me how much he loves to see me happy. And for that I am grateful. Thank you, K.
Receiving an email from a friend offering to do something nice for me just because I had mentioned that I can’t get around to even thinking about it with the crazy workload tells me how thoughtful she is. And for that I am grateful. Thank you, M.
Missing call after call from a friend, yet seeing him understand why I couldn’t answer his call every single time shows me how much he treasures this relationship (I do too, but I am just lazy or busy whenever you call. Sorry, SS. I will call you back soon, I promise). And for that I am grateful. Thank you, SS.
Letting a colleague know of my plans and weeks later, realizing that he still remembers the details – receiving one message after the other from him about how I can prepare, seeing him make every effort to ask me about the progress – tells me how helpful he is. And for that I am grateful. Thank you, Mr.R.
And I can go on listing many more such incidents; the point being, these seemingly insignificant actions mean the most to me in any bond that I cherish.
Each and every relationship goes through its own ups and downs. These thoughtful actions become very helpful when the relationship starts to go downhill. Because that is when I need to think back on how nice the other person was to me when I needed them the most and it helps put things in the right perspective. Although I might complain about this and that every so often, I do realize how bonds like these have made my life better. These everyday acts of kindness makes the flaws in the relationship irrelevant and builds a bond that only grows stronger by the day.
Life is good. I am a happy soul. Thanks to everyone around.