Friday, July 01, 2022
Gratitude Life

Weekly Gratitude -8 #SoulfulSunday

We are already at the end of another month. Time certainly is moving at its pace without checking if we are moving along with it. 

I feel 2022 is flipping its pages too quickly. What have I accomplished so far this year? None of my big plans have panned into anything yet. In fact, I haven’t even started on most of my goals. That being said, I am working on the course which I am doing currently and last week I made considerable progress. 

The last week of February was a good one I would say as we were not constantly battling with the lingering cough, cold, and headaches. 

I even woke up at 5 on Saturday and wrote my morning pages as I used to do earlier and wrote a piece of poetry. It was a liberating feeling. When I get to write for myself, I feel at ease. When I think about my (non-existent) audience and write for them, I get into a paralysis mode. 

I am trying to see my many good qualities and focus on that these days. But it appears, it is hard to focus on my strengths. We were taught to be humble and polite. So there is a fundamental discrepancy in how we were taught to see ourselves and how we can grow our confidence. How can we be confident by not focussing on our qualities? It is not bragging to admit that I am good at something. How many more times do I need to go over this lesson to master it! 


However, I feel grateful that I am finally understanding my pitfalls and learning to let go of the inhibitions that took me over all this while. It is not an easy task but as long as I acknowledge what’s wrong, I believe I will make it to where I want to be. 

Of all the things we set out to learn, understanding our true self is the difficult and harsh lesson. So I believe. I hope never to give up on that lesson in my life. I hope I will have enough strength to pursue this lesson throughout my life. 

The last one was a busy week in our house. I couldn’t slow down at all. It feels good to sit down now to write this gratitude post. 

I am thankful for the strength to go on when I feel like everything is rushing past me. 

I am thankful for the evenings when I get to wind down at my pace. 

I am thankful for the words that appear at the tip of my pen when I sit to write.

I am thankful for the willingness I show in understanding me.

I am thankful for this life. 

I am thankful for the people in my life.

Tell me, what are you grateful for?

© Vinitha Dileep

Joining Esha for #SoulfulSunday with this gratitude post.


An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts( and Reflections..(

One thought on “Weekly Gratitude -8 #SoulfulSunday

  1. Your posts always make me think. This week I am grateful that Muffin is recovering. I am grateful for my assistant who is helping me with the relaunch of my book and is keeping me accountable and on track. I am grateful for the people who have bought my book this last week. I am grateful I am getting my confidence back.

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