Dated: 25th December 2013

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

Sometimes I feel that life is too short to wait for a specific time to express our true feelings to people. You never know there maybe or may not be a tomorrow. You never know if you’ll meet up with the people you know, and you care for, ever again. Why let them be oblivious of what you feel for them?

We meet two cuddly humans as soon as we are born. These people teach you how to live fully, truly. Those are your parents. There can never be enough words to express our love and our affection for them, but still we should always remember that we are indebted towards them for eternity. They make ends meet to provide the best of everything for us giving us a lot to be grateful for. For all you’ve done, I’m Thankful!

Next come in, our Teachers. They inculcate in us, those teachings that help us do a little more than we do in our daily life, leaving a permanent imprint in our minds. They bring out the best in us and teach us how to deal with weeknesses. I can write a book over my teachers, still tons of words shall remain unsaid. For all you’ve taught me, I’m Thankful.

The next set of people: our real teachers. The ones who know you inside out, who stick with us in thick and thin, who make us laugh when we are dead worried about things, who know what to say to make things right, who make our survival easy. With whom we share our most stupid faults without worrying about what they’d think. The ones who make isolation a distant memory. The ones who bring a big smile to our face just with a single greeting.

Yes, those are our friends. The people we chose out of our own accord. Yes, there may come a time when you may not share a mutual feeling, but a friendship never dies be it distance or conversation, be it separation or silly fights. Be it ego or be it pride. If you once allowed someone to fall into this group, you remember them forever reason may be whatsoever. So big thanks to all of you, who touched my life in one way or the other. 

Then come in our siblings. We share most of our time with them and still find it less. We share a bond which is never vulnerable to the risks of less conversation and fewer fights. Instead, it makes our love grow. The day we do not fight seems a little awkward. They say, ‘the people you fight with the most, you love the most.’ I find it true and it shall stay true. We care for each other even when we fight and that is what makes our love grow stronger.
Thanks to my all the blood relations. And sincerely, I am too far to this concept of real and cousin. If I love you, I love you all the same. I have no prejudices. I hate you all equally too.

Next in line, the special someones. If you haven’t met them yet, you are in for surprises that you’ve never thought of. And if you’ve already met them, you are in for a beautiful journey. There isn’t a bond more beautiful than this. Cherish it.

Now, a thanks to the people I forgot or those who do not belong to any of the categories mentioned above. Who have some way or the other, made me a better person by coming into my life, anytime anywhere.


I know I might have missed some of the people, the people who care but never showed, the people who I willingly or unwillingly ignored. The people whom I detested talking to. The people whom I skipped while inviting on any occasion. The people who nevertheless have stayed in my life and never complained. The people whom I have hurt, intentionally or otherwise. The people who might be in my block list or my black list. The people who have me in their block list.  The people who have shared a hateful relation with me. A big sorry to all of you and a big thanks to you. Somewhere, somehow, you still are in my thoughts, you are still in my heart.

Also, a big thanks to you, dear reader, because I know at first you thought it is such a big note, but you dared to be a little patient and reached this end. I hope it was worth reading. And a request to you, do share this note with the people you find worthy. 🙂



Radhika Mundra

Radhika Mundra is an aspiring writer, a lifestyle blogger and an intense storyteller.


  1. Roshan Radhakrishnan

    for me, it is the 'real teachers' in your subdivisons who made the maximum difference in my life, helping me evolve from what i was to where i am today

    21 . Sep . 2016
  2. Corinne Rodrigues

    I love this list, Radhika. It's so easy to take for granted all the love and lessons in our life. Thanks for the reminder to be grateful for them all.

    21 . Sep . 2016
  3. Tim Clark

    And I am grateful you shared this, thank you. Life is too short to harbor anything but gratitude. It is better if you are happy and thankful.

    21 . Sep . 2016
  4. Ramya Rao

    This is such a beautiful post, Radhika. I loved the way you structured the list. We take so many people for granted and so many thank yous to be said but we don't exist. I thanked so many people today, the experience was overwhelming. 🙂

    21 . Sep . 2016
  5. Tom Kemp

    My way of being thankful is by loving my friends like family and they know it.

    21 . Sep . 2016
  6. Hitesh Khatri

    Gratitude is always been your best attitude and thanks for always inspiring us with your sensational blog work. 🙂

    21 . Sep . 2016
  7. Darshana Suresh

    This is so beautifully summed up. You've written about everything and everyone. There is indeed so much to be thankful for isn't there? Nice read . 🙂

    21 . Sep . 2016
  8. purba chakraborty

    A very heartwarming post, Radhika. Loved reading your list. I always try to start my day with gratitude.

    21 . Sep . 2016
  9. Radhika Mundra

    It's the same case with me! Our friends truly shape our morality, don't they? 🙂

    21 . Sep . 2016
  10. Radhika Mundra

    Thank you so much, Corinne! 🙂

    21 . Sep . 2016
  11. Radhika Mundra

    True, Tim. Life is too short to harbor anything but gratitude. <3

    21 . Sep . 2016
  12. Radhika Mundra

    That is a truly wonderful way to show it. 🙂

    21 . Sep . 2016
  13. Radhika Mundra

    Haha, we don't realise how many helping hands we have. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the post! 🙂

    21 . Sep . 2016
  14. Radhika Mundra

    Thank you, Hitesh, for being a loyal reader! 😀

    21 . Sep . 2016
  15. Radhika Mundra

    There indeed is, Darshana! Thank you for stopping by! 😀

    21 . Sep . 2016
  16. Radhika Mundra

    That is a wonderful way to start your morning, Purba! I should start doing so too. 😀

    21 . Sep . 2016
  17. Alana

    Even if you are an introvert, like me, and have few "deep" friends, I can easily think of so many people who helped formed me – my parents, the parents of childhood friends,several cousins, teachers, and so forth. Thank you for reminding me of some of these important people.

    21 . Sep . 2016
  18. Sara Imes

    Great post life is so short we should always let people know how we feel because tomorrow might not come. We meet all kinds of different people in life and they are all there for a reason . I thank you for sharing your wonderful writings they comfort me at night when I can't sleep. Take care my far away friend

    22 . Sep . 2016
  19. Vasantha Vivek

    Beautiful post, Radhika !!! I loved all the quotes. I am grateful for all eventhough i don't deserve them sometimes …..

    22 . Sep . 2016
  20. christine goodfield

    + Rarhika Mundra.
    Another Very absorbing read, sure make's one realize just how much we all value Friend's n Family. Thank you for sharing. P.S, Keep up the good work (Love all you'r post's n Blog's. :))

    22 . Sep . 2016
  21. Saumy Nagayach

    I loved this post, Radhika! Such beautifully you have expressed your gratitude to all those who came in your life in a sequential manner. Really a very humble way to convey thanks to everyone! 🙂

    22 . Sep . 2016
  22. Esther Samita

    As expressed already Radhika, I love the opening statement, "life is too short to wait for a specific time to express our true feelings to people." So true!
    My father in his wisdom once advised my siblings and I, "Give a person their flowers while they are still alive, so they could smell them and see how pretty they are."

    22 . Sep . 2016

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