Bridal Shower. Baby Shower. But perhaps the best of all Showers is the Gratitude Shower started by the Gratitude Circle. What a lovely concept!
If I did a life review, I would have a host of things to be grateful for – my life’s Gratitude Shower.
Actually, in the one year I have been blogging, I have expressed gratitude in several posts for the way my life shaped up and the people who helped me along the way.
So, this morning, I thought why not make the posts I wrote into my Today’s Gratitude List and allow readers to pick and choose the gratitude post that intrigues them most?
I have picked 3 posts from several. Here they are:
- The Mother of all Influences – a post dedicated to the parent figures in my life.
- Angels with a stethoscope – a tribute to the doctors who treated my mother with incredible care.
- Trying out a Near-Death experience starring your Professional Life! – a remembrance of all the kind people who helped build my career in Advertising and Marketing.
The posts above are my Today’s Gratitude List for the life I have led so far.
But there’s one additional thing I would like to ‘pay forward’ on Today’s Gratitude List.
I would like to thank Mother Nature in advance for blessing the multitude of farmers in India with a good monsoon and a bountiful crop. Call it an advance thanksgiving prayer for the food we eat and for preventing farmer suicides.
The Hungry Tiller!
The earth is parched,
Sun-baked and scorched.
Towards skies barren,
Turn the eyes of the farmer-heron,*
Patiently waiting for the shade of grey,
A harbinger of the thirst-quenching rain spray!
Prays silently, does he,
I have a billion plus mouths to feed.
The hunger I seek to appease,
Is that of the tiller and his people please!
- The heron is a large, fish-eating, wading bird with long legs, a long S-shaped neck and a long-pointed bill. Symbolically, the heron stands for calm, patience, grace, solitude, versatility, tranquility, intelligence, determination, domesticity, and a host of other good qualities.
If you liked the poem The Hungry Tiller, you can download it below:
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Featured Image Credit: A farmer into his job,early in the misty morning. Image by Simply CVR (Flickr.com CC By-ND 2.0)