Saturday, November 29, 2008

Counting My Many Blessings


Anger, relief,pride,grief, mourning hope- are some of the emotions was running through me as i sat glued to the television relentlessly for many hours. all id like to say at a moment like this is.. i'm proud that i belong to that category of Indians, who think,who feel and who care; i've seen bloggers angry, voicing their opinion out aloud, showing their solidarity towards a nation that we belong to, leaving aside caste,creed, sex, sect etc.. We are Indians and no-one dares to mess with our motherland.

I salute the photo,print vedio journalists for their extensive and detailed coverage of this whole issue. an ardent fan of TIMES NOW, and Arnab Goswami; this is to applaud him and his whole team, who brought to us some really great journalism.

But the segment of people who finds extra special mention is the NSG, the navy, army and the camandos; who have worked fearlessly, without tiring and rescuing the hostages, and carrying out Mission;black Tornado to the hopefully its last leg of the armed battle.

Enough has been said now is the time to look forward and counting the many blessings.... yes there is a death toll, yes there is a crisis.. but it is not a time to sit back and lament but pray in thanks giving of what worse could have happened but thankfully never did... its thanksgiving and it is time we count our many blessings...

Here are the people and things i am most thankful about....

  • my family, because of whom i am what i am. without them my life would have been so bleak.
  • Samik, nomatter how grave the differences we may have, he is a comfort i treasure, his is the thought that comes to my mind in times of happiness or grief.
  • i'm thankful of having a healthy mind and body; that i can run, walk, think, dream, achieve and do whatever i feel, how i feel and whichever way i feel.
  • friends i have made in this journey of life, some who have struck through thick and thin.
  • my blog and my friends here. my day begins with me sleepily putting on my pc to come online comment.. and my day ends with me signing out of gtalk... ive met some amazing friends here, and its kind of nice to interact with people outside what is "real' world...
do share your thoughts and the things and people you are most thankful about...

20 comments:

ANWESA said...

a nice post..i'm blessed indeed 2 hav a wonderful family n quite a few close frnds.tho i dont talk wid them daily,we hav sum kinda telepathy,in tyms of distress.yes,
i'm blessed..touchwood..

Phoenix said...

@anwesa
* touchwood *

:D

lukkydivz said...

hey raks...awesome new pic :)

and a sweet tribute to the fighters :)

am thankful to the same list as urs :P

excluding samik though :P

family,friends,blog friends :D

Priya Joyce said...

I am touched by ur post dear..it is so true...I agree that situations cud hav been worse but did not get worse...

Phoenix said...

@luckydivs
lol! thank god u didnt include samik!!! :P

thanks [for the pic]

Phoenix said...

@pj
:)

Mithe said...

Thats the spirit! As I comment here, I am hearing the news that the operation has finally got over in Mumbai. I am thankful..thankful to God for answering thousands of prayers. The three days long ordreal is finally over... Thank You GOD..prayers do have amazing powers, don't they?

dil ki pyar said...

the operation in Mumbai is really worth thinking...how can they do this to those innocent people?? anyways let me not write the comeplete story out here....will come up with an article in ma blog...


being thankful to everyone is good but the way u r thankful is better...

happy thanks giving my dear....

Sam said...

hey Raka, congs for ur new born again status (Orkut)....happy for you....

And yes we are proud of our country and we wont let it go to the hands of perpators from anywhere....

the media, the nsg, the ARMY deserve a pat and its cos of the ARMY that we are safe though not like those people who were killed in Mumbai carnage.....

Long live Hindustan!!

Tara said...

Hum honge kaamiyaab Raka! As I write this the 62 hour long battle draws to an end...we are INDIANS, and we will rise again like a Phoenix!

And yes, kudos to the entire media whose been following the drama relentlessly, and hats off to all those reporters who are on location risking their lives. Salutes!

Richa said...

i was writing down my comment weni got dc n my pc restarted.. i lost wat i wrote :(

anyways, this a real sweet n clamer tribute though than any of i ve read n found on net..

i feel gossebumps hittin me wen i think of theppl who lost their lives n the ppl who lost their loved ones, ths y id int write anything about it... its really unfortunate..

n it so nice to c the ppl u have thanked in the list.. in our busy selves we leave such things unnoticed tht ppl who r around us soo much support to us.. i am too thankful for everything i ve been granted.. :)

cheers!!

Richa said...

n btw cool new display :)

u look lovely, in ur previous pic, u werent visible enuff beneath those tresses ;)

Phoenix said...

@mithe
thank god! its over!!

phew!!

Phoenix said...

@yamini
happy thanksgiving to you too :)

Phoenix said...

@sam
dont read too much into the orkut status... :)

Phoenix said...

@tara
truly media coverage was fantastic..

Phoenix said...

@richa
finally... thank god its over!!

im so sorry u have such a terrible time commenting...

im glad u liked my pic :)

Sunshine gal said...

Thankful for having a select few "real" Friends.. [:P]

Phoenix said...

@ipsy
yeah so true.. :)

Aneesh said...

Same pinch about things you've mentioned.. Family, friends and my memories, what else do I have?
:)