Thankful Thursday – Infinitely grateful

I chanced upon this blog hop, Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian, today and I just had to participate.
I’m thankful that I got a clean chit from the doctor today. After two months of a health scare, blood tests, an ultrasound, a minor surgery and a hysteroscopy, the doctor took less than thirty seconds to read the pathology report and tell me I was fine. I feel grateful for a second chance, for the learnings over these two months- I went from fear of the future to strength- I told myself that whatever came out of it, I would deal with it because I had no choice in the matter. I hope I’ve become a little braver now- I’ve decided to do an executive health check-up which has been long overdue ( as long as a decade!).
I’m grateful to God for wellwishers- many of whom I have neither seen nor spoken to other than through the written word. I’m infinitely grateful for their concern, their prayers and blessings. In a world where people barely have time for each other, and no person is free of concern, to have people who care enough to check on you is a rare treasure. Through these two months, I have been fortunate to have people make the time to ask me how I was doing- it made me feel stronger and blessed. I’m not naming those who checked on me. They know who they are and I know they’ll read this post.

I am grateful for the wake-up call- it brought me closer to God and value all that is truly important in life- doing what you love, spending time with those you love- it helped me filter the chaff from the grain.

I’m also linking this post to Eugi’s weekly prompt– Astounding, based on the below picture prompt. I saw this picture and just had to write. My poem is given below.

Photo prompt by Eugi
Withered, I stood in a field of blossoms
Amazed by the pinkness.
Dark clouds loomed overhead
The delicate blooms faced them bravely
Ready
to take them on- thunder, lightening, storm
they would not look down
I watched astounded by their tender courage
the clouds parted
and a ray of grace
circled the flowers,
and me with it
like a halo
and I was healed.

Copyright@smithavpennings.com

20 responses to “Thankful Thursday – Infinitely grateful”

  1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    HI Smitha, I am so happy to read this good news about your health. It is dreadful to have a cloud of worry and doubt hanging over you. I hope you are up and about now. I saw the painting of the sailing boats on Instagram today and I think it’s beautiful and full of happiness. Hugs. PS the poem is also incredibly beautiful.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Robbie, you’re right. It’s such a huge relief. Thank you for sticking with me. Knowing I had people who cared helped. I was up and about on the day I got the news but have caught the fly ( probably did a little too much).
      Thanks Robbie for your appreciation of the painting. I did another one prior to that and disliked it because I hadn’t learnt anything from the exercise. I just had to another one quick that made me feel better. The boats came to my rescue.
      And about the poem, it was written the day before the report. I guess the waiting taught me that there’s no point in waiting and wasting time.
      Much love to you my dear friend.

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      1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

        Love to you too, Smitha. Your painting and poetry just keep on improving. It is wonderful to see your pictures keep coming and getting better and better.

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  2. hassatan Avatar
    hassatan

    Happy and glad you are better now. xxx

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  3. Toonsarah Avatar

    When I saw this blog title I hoped it meant you had received good news about your health, and I’m very glad to see that I was right 😃 It must have been a scary time for you but I’ve been impressed by how well you appear to have been handling it. Now you can put it behind you!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hugs to you,Sarah😊. When you did not read my post,I replied to your comment on another post of mine informing you of the results. Thank you for being there in spirit with me, your positivity on looking forward to the new assignment cheered me up.
      It was a scary time but, knowing so many out there were rooting for me made me feel great. Thank you for being one of them.
      You’re right – I want to put it all behind me and move on. Much love to you😊.

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Smitha so good to hear all is well with you. God bless dear and your poem was awesome. Take care and stay safe always. Lots of blessings 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Kamal for all your blessings, your warm words and your inspiring posts. They have always lifted my spirits. XXX

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      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        You are always welcome dear Smitha. Lots of love and blessings ❤️❤️

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Thank you again, Kamal❤️🙏. Much love to you too!

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          1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

            You are always welcome dear Smitha 💖

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  5. Gopalasamudram Subramanian Avatar
    Gopalasamudram Subramanian

    Very glad and wish you a very healthy and creative future. This is an awakening and your previous few posts on Waiting were indicative. I am sure that this is the beginning of a new phase of creativity, an inward journey.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, for reading my posts, hearing me, your blessings and good wishes always. I am infinitely grateful to the Universe for your acquaintance. I hope the sameUniverse hears you and grants me with the blessing of creativity as I have been lost for words for sometime now.

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  6. lynnfay73 Avatar

    Particularly nice poem! Oh good on the health report! I was sure you’d be fine, but that is good news for sure for-for sure. Grateful Thursday indeed. I will take my cue from you and count my blessings as I read tonight.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Eugi’s picture spoke to me as soon as I saw it and I knew I had to write. I’m very glad you liked the poem, Lynn. Thank you for your kind concern, good thoughts and sharing your grandma’s advice with me. It helped me when I felt low.
      It’s nice that you are planning to join in too. I’m planning to continue it because just acknowledging it creates so much positivity within. Wishing you love and light XXX

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  7. sienablue Avatar

    I am so happy it turned out well!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Jo, I thought of your words the moment I stepped out of the doctor’s room- that you were praying. Knowing that there were people praying for me, not because they were family, was a wonderful feeling. Thank you so much. XOXO

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  8. Eugenia Avatar

    Smitha, I am so glad your health has improved and you got a clean chit from your physician. Also, I’m delighted you included my prompt in your beautiful piece. Thank you so much for joining in.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, dear Eugi for your kind words and for your beautiful prompt and image; I just knew I had to write for it. Thank you for making the time to read the poem and write back. I hope to be more regular now on. XXX

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