A Month of Gratitude – Project May ’11

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Project 2011

Gratitude was my project for the month of May. From May 3 to June 5, I listed out 5 things I was grateful for each day.

Here is the full list:

  • For this Idea. Thanks Krishi, for inspiring me
  • Early morning Runs
  • Tea
  • This quote: “I went out to find a friend and not a friend was there. I went out to be a friend and friends were everywhere.” ~Unknown
  • Autosave feature in WordPress (It literally saved this post from a browser crash :) )
  • The Boston Big Picture
  • Alarm Clocks
  • A Smile from a Stranger
  • Texts written with good handwriting
  • My Blog
  • The Big Bang Theory – Both the tv series and the theory :)
  • Drinking cold water on a hot day
  • Jason Statham‘s movies – Has to be my favourite action hero
  • A text book straight drive
  • An absorbing conversation
  • Chris Gayle – Enuf said
  • Certain conversations with certian people
  • Listening to people talk about Rabindranath Tagore
  • Songs in Bengali – They sound so incredibly sweet
  • News of a friend back in town
  • Honest Friends that tell things to your face
  • Someone honestly asking for your opinion and then patiently listening to it.
  • Afternoon naps
  • Reading a beautiful piece of writing that was inspired by something you wrote years ago.
  • Dancing with my Niece.
  • Eating Apricots after a long time
  • Watching an EPL match after ages; +1 coz Manchester United won
  • Reading “Tuesdays with Morrie”
  • Watching an inspiring movie like “The King’s Speech”
  • The Truth – How much ever painful it is, its always good to figure things out
  • A Good nights sleep
  • A textbook straight drive – Its a thing of beauty
  • Working with friends
  • Seinfeld – The series made me fall in love with good writing
  • Watching a bad film with good friends :) – The movie was Fast Five.
  • Gulzar Saab for Ae Ajnabi (Dil Se)
  • Unexpected flattering comments from a friend who knows me pretty well.
  • Playing Angry Birds/Drums on the IPad – It was super fun!
  • Finding the inspiration to write again :)
  • Unexpected Personal Email
  • Listening to a stranger complimenting a movie that you loved
  • Riding my bike in drizzle
  • Having silly, pointless arguments with friends
  • Cheering for your team with friends
  • Cashew nuts
  • Sleeping on a Lawn in the middle of the day at office
  • Constructive Criticism
  • Not being jealous when you have every reason to
  • The Inverter at home
  • People that truly have loved and respected me, despite being myself
  • A tight hug from my Niece
  • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Have been reading it every night before I go to bed :)
  • Realizing how much you truly care for someone else, out of the blue.
  • Javed Akhtar‘s poetry in Namastey London – I can meditate to the beauty of those words.
  • New Life and the magic it brings
  • An honest apology
  • Wonderful memories that put a smile on my face
  • An intelligent conversation
  • This post by Krishy
  • Adrenaline rush when I am expecting something special to happen
  • Stats – Numbers & Graphs – Absolutely love looking at and analyzing them
  • Saying something that makes that special someone smile.
  • Waking up and realizing that I don’t have to go anywhere
  • Firecrackers in the night sky
  • Angry Birds
  • An unexpected message from an old friend
  • Reading an old play
  • A clean desk
  • Watching young actors performing on stage and giving it their everything
  • My Nephew
  • Courteous strangers
  • My Tennis Racket – Despite not playing tennis for over two years
  • HD movies
  • Having dinner with Cousins
  • Smart comebacks – I totally admire them even if I am at the receiving end
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Torrents
  • Long trips
  • My camera
  • Kaju Burfi
  • Restaurants that play Jazz music
  • Romantic dialogs in old classic films
  • A mid-week day off from work
  • Catching up with relatives after a long time
  • Gifts
  • Dark Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Having tickets for a show
  • Color the evening takes after a rain
  • Writing my blog for Six years
  • Conversations about Artists
  • Jack Sparrow
  • Sleeping in the middle of the day
  • Letting go
  • Searching for old books
  • Days when you fall asleep immediately
  • Time Lapse Videos
  • Having a lovely unexpected engaging conversation
  • Comments on my blog :D
  • Watching my niece play
  • Photographs that make me go “wow”
  • Closely fought matches in the IPL
  • Discovering an awesome app for my phone
  • Hailstones – They are dangerous but so beautiful to watch
  • Smell of wet mud
  • How I met your mother – Despite its indifferent pace I still wait and watch every new episode
  • Indian cricketers that play well in the IPL
  • Silly arguments on the web – They always remind me to stop worrying about things I cant control
  • Driving on empty roads
  • Training for a run
  • Browsing thru old books that I have read
  • Tumblr
  • My Casio watch that I have owned for 7 years now and was gifted to me by my mom
  • Malgudi Days
  • Bangalore Weather
  • Hearing a cousin say that one of his life goals was to – “Live” life like me
  • Working so hard that rest seems like heaven
  • Hanging out with old friends
  • Jennifer Connelly in Dark City – I have a major crush on her nowTrust that my friends place in me
  • Seeing (after 4 years) the progress made by a friend
  • The shortage of sleep thanks to the kids at home, its very difficult but has taught me a lot about priorities in life
  • RCB’s spectacular all round performance this year. It doesn’t matter if the win or lose today, they have played exceeding well when required.
  • The BBC tv series “Life“
  • Sporting Events
  • Memory
  • movies
  • Driving my bike after a service
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Being part of celebrations
  • My niece who thinks my singing is actually very good
  • Watching budding superstars perform
  • Dinner with friends
  • Listening to friends tease and make fun of each other in good humor
  • My camera and how holding it makes me feel
  • XBMC – My Media Center
  • Listening to a happy voice on the phone
  • Good Plans
  • Meeting new people
  • Finishing work by noon and having the rest of the day off
  • Sprouts
  • Chinese Food
  • Window shopping for Electronics
  • Chaats
  • Running the 10K the second time
  • Open Masala Dosa
  • Afternoon naps
  • Believing in myself when everything around me is falling apart
  • The Hangover series – 2 was real fun!
  • Friends that drive me to do things I am too lazy to do
  • Being wanted
  • Listening to a young writer’s words
  • Crossing all those wonderful finish lines in my life
  • Good spoken Urdu – even simple conversations seem so poetic
  • Being 20min late and realizing that the movie just started :D
  • Free Goodies
  • Roger Fedrer’s poetic tennis
  • Figs
  • A well made Doughnuts
  • Watching people cheer you on as you run
  • The hurting muscles after a run, I am so proud of them
  • People genuinely seeking my advice
  • Subtle romance
  • Knowing people with great comic timing
  • Creating something from scratch
  • Finishing a project
  • Traveling
  • Friends who want to help
  • Her
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