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List Of Things I Am Grateful For - Shreya Sachdev

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a nice day. For today’s blog post, I thought I would talk about the things that I am grateful for. In my last blog post, I talked about what I like about myself, and I really liked how I felt after writing it because I’m sure that I was able to inspire someone to write down what they like about themselves. Therefore, today I thought I would talk about what I’m grateful for so that I can inspire more people to write down the things that they, themselves, are grateful for. There are many things that are easy to take for granted in our lives, such as family, friends, shelter, or education, and I thought that it would be a good idea to write down a list of things that I am grateful for so that I can remind myself that I am blessed and should never complain too much about what is happening in my life, since some people are praying for the things that I already have. As I said above, I hope that this blog post is able to inspire some of you to write down what you are most grateful for in your life, and to always say thank you to the people and opportunities that provide you with happiness.

As cheesy as it sounds, I am grateful for my family and friends. Without being said, my family provides me with shelter, food, water, support, and love. I am lucky to have a family that has always been supportive of my dreams and goals, and has never been too hard on me if I don’t get the grades that they wanted me to get. It’s never really been a situation like “You can only have this if you get all As in your report card” but has rather been a situation such as “You tried your best and that’s all that matters” which is something that I am endlessly grateful for, especially because a lot of people I know have parents who are very strict about them when it comes to grades and academics. I am of course also grateful for my close friends because they are always there when I need someone to talk to, and are always there to cheer me up. Even though I’ve definitely never been the type of person who has 30 friends, I have a few and that’s all I need. For example, once I was sixteen years old and found out that I might be moving away to another city, and was so upset that I called my friend crying. She stayed on the phone with me for hours trying to make me feel better and that’s a moment that I am endlessly grateful for.

I am also grateful for the education I am provided with at school as well as my caring teachers. I am fortunate enough to go to a great school, and have teachers that are passionate about their subjects and motivate me to be passionate in their disciplines as well. I can tell that all my teacher’s have good intentions and want the best for me which is why I always try to be kind to them. Even though I have serious issues with the school system, I still appreciate everything that teachers do to make their students feel as comfortable as they can in a classroom environment. Some teachers definitely fail at this, but I still appreciate their efforts nevertheless. I think education is extremely easy to take for granted, because there are children who can’t afford to go to school or just can’t go because they need to stay home and help their parents with something else, and the education that I have is something that another child is praying for, so I always remind myself to be grateful for the education that I have been able to receive. Along with education, I am extremely grateful for my imaginative mind because without it, I would be going through a heavy identity crisis where I would have trouble identifying who I am as a person. It is my imaginative mind that has enabled me to be able to write and publish so many books and so many pieces of creative writing, as well as figure out what I want to do with my life. My ideas for movies and books have brought me so much happiness and inspiration that I can only be thankful for what I have been born with. Writing down ideas for films and then working on screenplays is literally my favorite past time and I’m again so grateful for that in my life.

Lastly, I am grateful for being born of Indian origin, but raised in Switzerland. Being born Indian, but raised somewhere else has made me realize who I identify as. Whilst at times I feel Indian and familiarize more with the food and the movies, I still can’t deny the impact that Europe has had on me in terms of accent, tradition, clothing, and overall mindset. I like coming from two worlds because I believe that they have both taught me something, and are connected in one way or the other. I think growing up as a third culture kid makes you more aware of different beliefs and origins, which makes you smarter as a person. I would really encourage all of you to build a list of things that you are most grateful for. As I said, It is so easy to take small aspects of your life for granted, and to then forget them. However, if you continue to see how blessed you are, then you will definitely become happier and see the world in a more positive light.