This Thanksgiving Day, celebrities talk about the people who have helped them over the years, and share how much they matter to them
I would love to thank my teacher Mr Sunil Jadhav sir. He has been a great influence in my life. I owe everything I know to this man. He used to sit with me after school hours and taught me how to read books like a pro, he encouraged me to write poems, and essays and even participate in competitions which gave me a lot of exposure and confidence in life.
I would like to express my gratitude to my dad. Unfortunately, he's no longer alive, but I believe he's always with me. Whenever I sense that something wrong might happen, I get intuition. I feel an energy around me that's always protecting me, and I am truly grateful for this.
Ismail Umar Khan:
I want to thank Allah and my parents, who played the most important role in building my character. Today, I am who I am because of them.
I believe that having gratitude in your life is essential and highly important. It keeps you grounded and helps you appreciate the things in your life. Therefore, I think a person should practice gratitude every day and make it a habit. It can bring about significant positive changes in your life.
I don't believe there's just one person I'd like to thank; there are so many individuals and numerous events that I am grateful for. I want to express gratitude for everything that has worked out for my good and even for those things that didn't happen as I expected. I extend thanks to every person who entered my life and also to those who departed. My gratitude extends to the entire universe for its kindness and stunning presence in my life. It's challenging to name specific individuals, given the multitude of things and people, but I want to express my thanks to all of them. This includes every moment and heartbeat of mine. The universe is continuously working for my benefit in one way or another, and I want to show appreciation to all the people, energies, and everything connected to me. Thank you so much for providing me with the opportunity to answer this question and express my gratitude to everyone in my life.
I would love to thank Lord Shiva because whenever I need Him, He becomes my father, mother, and brother. Whenever I faced challenges in my life, He saved me from negative influences. God Shiva is like my godfather. I express my heartfelt gratitude to my Bholenath from the depths of my soul, and as long as I am alive, I will always be grateful. Har Har Mahadev.
Indeed, gratitude holds great importance in our lives. I believe in expressing thanks to everyone connected to us, such as our friends and family. It's essential to acknowledge those who help and support us daily. Surprisingly, I also think we should express gratitude even to those who may hurt us or bring problems into our lives. They, too, play a significant role by imparting valuable life lessons, functioning as teachers in our lives. Somewhere within, I find myself thanking them as well because their actions, even if negative, serve as motivation and opportunities for personal growth.
Every day, as I wake up in the morning, I express gratitude to God for the beautiful life bestowed upon us and to the universe for its continuous support. I perceive things differently. It's crucial to appreciate our luck in witnessing the sunrise, the dawn, and the blooming flowers—all happening for us. Understanding that everything in this world occurs for our benefit through the universe is vital. Saying thanks to the universe and our parents, who granted us this precious life, is fundamental. I extend my gratitude to my mom, who has played a crucial role in shaping who I am in this world. Her constant love is something for which I will always be grateful, acknowledging the love I receive from both the universe and my mom.