Seldom does it happen that we get a chance to reflect upon our blessings and gifts which life has to offer. But then comes along a prompt that makes you want to sit back, think and write about all the good things in your life. It also makes you reflect on the things that have touched you and made you – the person that you are!

There are a few encounters with nature and many such moments which has turned me into the person I am.

Each experience I had and absorbed in this lifetime has made me appreciate this beautiful encounter called LIFE !

     These memories are precious,very precious.

 “Appreciation can spill happiness into your days, even
change your life. Your willingness to put it into words is all
that is necessary”..

“I Appreciate…
those spring mornings in my garden
when I ran behind the butterflies
amongst the fragrant flowers. 
I appreciate those flowers, that I plucked gently with grandma, learning their names a new each day.
Still remember the soft touch of those petals
and the pricks of the hidden thorns, teaching me to practice caution
even while being carefree, they warned.

Those fireflies that I loved to catch,
twinkling like yellow sapphire in my little palms.
Fearing their light would fade away, free them soon sans qualms.
To those countless stars that put me to sleep, singing a silent lullaby
as I counted on them often with dad, on hot summer nights.

Those clouds up high, made me design different shapes in the sky,
I reckoned a running rabbit, dinosaur, crocodile, a bear with a missing ear
sometimes a ghost with just one eye.
Dear clouds you taught me to look for happy things in this hazy life.

To the gentle breeze that made my hand-made windmill
swirl in happy circles
or that sunrise that peeped into my room after a scary storm,
waking me up to a clear warm day,
teaching me nothing is permanent.
Be it life, the calm or even the storm.

The monsoon water streams down the road
that made my crooked paper boat-float afar, 
widening my smile and my pride.
you taught me to keep moving forward
all through the hurdles of life.

To the petrichor that made me run to the window 
with my hands spread wide
to feel the first rain of the season.
you made me intuit to our creator
He who cares without a reason.
To the moon that follows my car till this very day
I now follow you my friend for what you have taught
Never underestimate your own little light
Let it shine bright brighter and bright”

These little favourite things of mine have always added spring to my steps, teaching me kindness, filling me with love
adding gentleness to my life.
I bow down to thee.

Preeti S.Manaktala (c)

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  • neelam Sharma

    Very beautiful lines
    Weldon…..Preeti manaktala

  • Tanu Sharma

    Wow, could relate to all those moment’s…yes, appreciation is the best gift you can give to anyone, even nature… beautifully expressed.. the running 🐇, dinasour line made me laugh well done and keep writing such lovely poems 👍


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