Five Things I’m Grateful Of
It has been quite a while after I finished Anne of Green Gables, I was thinking about to write something about, perhaps review or anything. But then it is attainable, yeay. A writing related to the quote that actually inspires and warms my heart. I don’t want to have too much rant, let’s talk about the things I’m grateful of.
#1 I’m grateful for being myself
“Well, I don’t want to be anyone but myself, even if I go uncomforted by diamonds all my life,” declared Anne. “I’m quite content to be Anne of green Gables, with sting of pearl beads. I know Matthew gave me as much love with them as ever went with Madame the Pink Lady’s jewels.”
— Chapter XXXIII. The Hotel Concert
I live in the supportive environment that allows me to be myself freely. I may a peculiar geek who have different matters, thoughts, and perspectives but I’m proud of that. As Anne Shirley epitomizes everything I hope to be, someone who takes joy in the world with her fantasies and shares it around her. No need to pretend to be something or someone that I am not. May in some other places have all the forces that harmful and torturing, casually we know it as ‘bullying’. Then those unfortunate people have to act up just to be accepted.
#2 I’m grateful for my family
“Well now, I'd rather have you than a dozen boys, Anne,” said Matthew patting her hand. “Just mind you that — rather than a dozen boys. Well now, I guess it wasn't a boy that took the Avery scholarship, was it? It was a girl — my girl — my girl that I'm proud of.”
— Chapter XXXVI. The Glory and The Dream
Family comes first. Family is everything. Family is everlasting. Family is love. They’re my cure and my number one supporter when I am physically and mentally tired of problems. Family is home. A place that witness happiness, sorrows, parents’ kids laughter and then we grow up together in idiosyncrasy. The reason I need to stay strong.
#3 I’m grateful for my friends
“... I solemnly swear to be faithful to my bosom friend, Diana Barry, as long as the sun and moon shall endure. Now you say it and put my name in.”Diana repeated the “oath” with a laugh fore and aft. The she said: “You’re a queer girl, Anne. I heard before that you were queer. But I believe I’m going to like you real well”
— Chapter XII. A Solemn Vow and Promise
People know how to describe ‘friend’. Whether it is friends from the same school of mine or my mates that I casually talk, crazy, cry, and laugh hard with.
#4 I’m grateful for little things that make me happy
“All things great are wound up with all things little.”
— Chapter XVIII. Anne to the Rescue
Have an obvious wonder-struck appreciation of life made me truly appreciate the small things. Laugh, love, faith, trust, book, free times, music, coffee, hug, clean bed sheet, tidy bookshelf, morning fresh air, pretty clear sky, wind, rain, and etc.
#5 I’m grateful for my life
“We are rich,” said Anne staunchly. “Why, we have sixteen years to our credit , and we’re happy as queens, and we’ve all got imaginations, more or less...”
— Chapter XXXIII. The Hotel Concert
I found myself daydreaming if I were an heir or a celebrity. Both have a perfect life, more to rich. They can purchase anything, go to anyplace, own a private island, being popular, etc. But then I consider it and try to define 'life'. Perfect doesn't always be a rich or popular. Perhaps they even couldn't enjoy the loveliness anymore even if we have million of dollars and ropes of diamonds. Some have a sad look in the eyes, been dreadfully unhappy sometimes. Perfect is just always be grateful for everything we own. My life is composed of number 1, 2, 3, 4 and little pixie dust!
I finish my list of "5 Things I'm Grateful Of', now your turn fellas!