Gracias Amigos

Month of November is month for being thankful. And what better opportunity to thank those parts of our life that we take for granted! Thus I started off with a thank you note to my health. Pushing the circle of gratitude little beyond, I thanked home. Hugged it too! Now increasing the periphery little further, of being thankful, here I am, all poised to thank all those who are such an integral part of me. Can I thank them enough; for all of them have contributed so much to my life; I wondered! 

Why not give it a try, cajoled my heart…

Who are “they”? Family? Yes! they are my family. However, our bond is not that of the blood but the one that was born in our of hearts!!! I had penned my ode to them, in one of my previous post, "Just Be My Friend" on the occasion of Friendship Day. It was my way of saying “Thank you” to all my friends.

As I was writing this, in came some friends. They all were in their chirpiest best mood. But that’s how they are, 7 days a week and 365 days a year! Their chitter chatter awakened me to the fact that I have totally forgotten about them. 

They, who visit me daily. No matter if it is raining or its too sunny, they always pay the visit. And not just once but twice. Once before the day break and then around tea time! They give me company when I am busy in kitchen early in morning. They come back checking again in the afternoon. They break the monotony of afternoon silence and force me to take a break from my laptop!

They are my feathery friends… The sparrows, crows, parrots, starlings and pigeons visit me daily at the kitchen’s window. It is here that I have hanged the bird feed!  Thank you birdies for pepping up my mood and setting the right tone for the day! Thank you for never letting me feel lonely… don’t ever stop disturbing me please!!!

This reminded me of my long-lost friend. She now resides in my memory. Thanks to the country side setting of my upbringing, I had the most unusual bestie… a buffalo! She was named “Dhebri”, for being fat and little lazy. Back at my home, we had a cow shed with many cows and buffaloes. But this one was my favourite.

I used to sit on her and go for a free ride, almost every day. I could still feel the itching caused by the stubs that grew on her after a good shave she used to have once in a while! But it never deterred me from taking a ride. Thanks to her, back at my place, many still remember me as the girl who rode a buffalo!

Sometimes, as a part of punishment for not learning the tables by heart, my mother used to ask me to get out of home and return only after leaning the specific tables. Dhebri used to give me a patient ear till I finished complaining about cruel studies in general and my mom and teachers in particular! She never ever bothered about me taking a long time to learn those tables. How I wished, in those days, my mom also learnt few things from her!!! With a book in my hand, I used to rest my head on her huge cushion like tummy and stretch my legs ahead. Chewing the cud, she would sit still, thus allowing me a much needed power nap....only to be awakened by mom with a splash of water! 

Thankful to you, Dhebri for listening to me patiently and not judging me. Thankful that you gave me lessons in riding that I used later in my life! Thanks to you dear that I have best “bellowing”,“snorting” and "snoring" memories!

Do you also have such unusual friends? Have you thanked them? And how? Please share, I am eager to hear!

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Gracia Amigos (Spanish) means Thank You Friends
All pics courtesy PixaBay 

Linking this post to #Thankful Thursdays Challenge, hosted by Dr Amrita and Tina.
This week's prompt is "#ThankYouNote To Friends"


Comments

  1. Your posts are just out of the world. I am so glad a minuscule part of us is in sync. [the titles]. You got a wonderful friend in Debhri I suppose, the best non judgemental friend you would find to share your thoughts. You seem to blend your thoughts with nature so beautifully. Each post of yours is amazing and different from the other.

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    1. Thank you Sudha for a lavish shower of praises, I'm overwhelmed! Friends like you are not miniscule but bigger chunk of my life dear! Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Haha! I enjoyed reading your post. Those are the most unassuming and wonderful friends to have.

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    1. And such friends make a great memory as well Neha! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Aww, you had a buffalo friend! That's so cute. Dhebri words never sounded so appropriately funny. We can find friendship anywhere if we look for it. Such a sweet post.

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    1. Agree you Varsha, friendship can blossom at most unexpected corners of life! Thanks for visiting.

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  4. hahha.... buffalo? seriously? that must be a sight! Thanks for linking up with #ThankfulThursday #hankYouNote contest

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    1. Some friendships dont need two beings of same specie! And yes Dhebri and my friendhship with her is as much real as me being alive! Thanks for visiting Tina!

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