I Am Thankful

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I am thankful.

I am thankful for mama and daddy, who have given me life, and for the entirety of my family, who teach me to be alive. I love you.

I am thankful for air to breathe.

I am thankful for the kindness of strangers, like the businessman who bought my cart-full of groceries last month when I ran out of cash on hand. “I was a student once too,” he chuckled, “consider it my donation to the university.”

I am thankful for old ladies who invite me in for piping hot tea and freshly-baked cookies. For college students who give their bed to me and sleep on the floor instead. For unmet relatives who travel across the country to take me out for dinner. For everyone who takes care of me, feeds me, dresses me, and loves me as their own.

Because it has taught me to do the same.

I am thankful for the hugs and giggles of pretty little girls, for the way they twirl soft chubby fingers through my hair.

I am thankful for cotton-candy swirls in the sky at sunrise.

I am thankful for my man. For the notes you leave me every day. For the way we sing wordless songs that ebb and flow, intertangling into each other. For the way you trust me with your fears, and the way you understand mine. For being my someone to love.

I am thankful for street children who slip blue beaded bracelets onto my wrists and say to me: “Friend, friend. Free for friend.”

I am thankful for friends who wait long waits in waiting rooms to see that I’m okay. For nice nurses who squeeze my shaking hands extra-firmly.

I am thankful for soul-songs.

I am thankful for silence.

I am thankful for baby brothers that won’t let me sleep alone when I’m sad. For the time I woke up to crayon-penned notes tucked ’round my room that all started with “I love you because…”

I am thankful for sadness. Because how else to fully appreciate joy?

I am thankful for yoga. For living mindfully, soulfully, gratefully, blissfully. For constant challenges that push me beyond my edge. For daily shavasanas.

I am thankful to feel lonely, sometimes.

I am thankful to not be alone. I am thankful for kindred spirits who move me, hug me, and stand me up when I trip over my own two feet.

I am thankful for my feet. They walk me many places.

I am thankful for God, who is here in me and around me every day. I am thankful for magic and miracles.

I am thankful for sweet oranges and cucumber juice.

I am thankful for cute little piglets to feed.

I am thankful to know nothing.

I am thankful to learn from everyone I meet.

I am thankful for puddles of side-splitting, pants-peeing laughter.

I am thankful to have so much to be thankful for that I can’t write it all down.

I am thankful to stop now and go outside to soak up the sun.

I am thankful.

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  • little poppits
    November 22, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Beautiful and inspiring you are very talented. X

  • lagottocattleya
    November 22, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    You put into words what many of us should feel every day – and I’m certain that many of us do. But it’s great that you really do – put it into beautiful words.

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 22, 2012 at 1:07 PM

      Thank you so much, dear Ann-Christine. Every day is a wonderful adventure. Wishing you a blissful journey!

  • Clanmother
    November 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Excellent post and filled with thanks to life!! Every day is precious…

  • Rev Dani Lynn
    November 22, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Beautiful post. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to your posts.

  • Healthy Glow Nutrition
    November 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    A Beautiful post from a beautiful soul! <3

  • Miro
    November 23, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    I am thankful for this thoughtful post. 🙂

  • itsawonderfilledlife
    November 23, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    I love the music of these thoughts of thankfulness! Simply beautiful!
    Carole

  • Ali
    November 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    It’s a great thing to keep note of what you’re thankful for! Even on the tough days, there is beauty to be found. Great post 🙂

  • Gallivanta
    November 24, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Lovely to read your thankful words. And thank you for following my blog.

  • Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso
    November 26, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    Great post, lovely words that complement a thankful heart! Am now following you likewise! Keep the inspirations flowing…
    I wish you all the best,
    Cynthia

  • jetr1
    November 26, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Love this espically this line:
    I am thankful for sadness. Because how else to fully appreciate joy?

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 27, 2012 at 5:20 AM

      The beauty of life is in its ups and downs and the constant challenges we are blessed with! Thank you for your love. 🙂

  • Zen and Genki
    November 28, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    What an absolutely lovely post. Thank YOU for sharing 🙂

  • WB
    December 1, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    You have a wonderful outlook on life. Be happy. I like the blog, and plan to read more. Thank you for following me, I really appreciate it.

  • awindowofwisdom
    December 1, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    You are so adorable and your light is very bright! So glad that I found you on here I love your blog!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 2, 2012 at 6:18 AM

      Thank you so much for saying so! I adore your windows of wisdom, they are so beautifully penned! <3

  • Marifosque
    December 9, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    Hi Sufey, I like your blog. You are a ray of sunlight in my dreary evening- literally:) I also do yoga so it’s interesting to meet you.:) Have a nice day!:)

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 9, 2012 at 7:25 AM

      Marifosque, your name is as beautiful as your spirit. Thank you for brightening up my morning! It’s always a pleasure to meet a fellow yogi! <3

  • mutley53
    May 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Your writing is so refreshing, meaningful, and inspiring. I loved “I Am Thankful” and “Green Goodness/Juicing 101”. Keep sharing with others. And thanks for stopping by my blog and deciding to follow it. Best wishes.