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The Gratitude

How could you,forget my face,
when i was there beside you
when always in need?

How could you know me not
when you could smile when
always in need?

Was i your friend so true by heart
or did i arise only when in need?

Did my name ever glide past,
those doors of your heart ?
Or did i ever smile when you
closed your eyes?

Ever did my cries reach thou ear?
Ever did my wails knock thou heart ?
Ever did my smiles brush apast ?

Was it all that thou knew me only in need?

I know for most thou love me not but
thou love me most ,when thou need me best
else i am just a stranger beside
waiting for an ungrateful heart to share a smile !

I know for sure you will remember me not.
yet my name will strike a chord,
to knock at my doors
when you have nowhere to go !

How did i know when you weeped so quietly ?
How did i care when you lost your mind?
Only time when i heard you call ,
was to lend you hand when in grief.

Where were you when thy called you for ?

Did your heart know that i was at your doors?
Did you feel my pangs for love?
Did your heart forget what was blessed?
Did you forget "gratitude"?
I know not ..for ;
I still wonder!

The Gift of Gratitude
Never forgetting to say "Thank You"
and never failing to mean it.

Well i do not mean to say .. that the use of word thank you is essential in all relationships . Among friends when this term is used most often it creates a feeling of some distance so this is avoided but at the same time when the time comes this has to be portrayed in some other means like being there when the friend is also in need. This is a way of showing ones concern and love.

Expectations need nt be there but then its the duty of the person to give back the thanks - which is a way of showing ones thanks to others. Even to God we have a Thanksgiving day . Gratitude is the best attitude
We need to thank God for all the Blessings He has showered even before we pray for our needs !

There is a small "doha" by Kabirdas, Hindi saint.
"dhuk mein sumiran sab karein, sukh mein karein na koi,
Jab dhuk mein sumiran karein dhuk kaahe ko hoi"

Here he says , we pray to God only when in danger and never do we thank him when we are happy .
So if we pray Him and Thank Him always, where will be unhappy ?

Same rule for the others - human beings . We have to be grateful to all our fellow human beings - be it parents , teachers, friends and even enemies :d for that matter for all what they have done for us and not just remember them for our selfish reasons.
In this poem , "I" denotes both God and also person - individual !

Hope you agree with me !

A few quotes on gratitude !

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us-Albert Schweitzer

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful."Bhuddha

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.-Leroy [Satchel] Paige

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning

O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. --William Shakespeare

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy--they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. --Marcel Proust

Nothing more detestable does Mother Earth bear than an ungrateful man !

Thanks for all blogger friends who have patiently read my blogs and posted your valuable comments too !

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart amd look forward for another great year of blogging and living for all !

I end with this quote

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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