Thank God for …..
Reasons to thank God
This morning I got up early refreshed and early to seize the day. I scrolled through my mail box and came across Vidya’s post on Gratitude Day and realised that it is that time of the month where I take stock of what happens in the recent past. Thank you Vidya for hosting this blog hop that makes us appreciate things around us. In the course of the day one is so used to taking things for granted that I’m grateful for your gentle reminder that we have a lot of things to be grateful for!
Thank God for Mumbai
This month I’m thankful for living in Mumbai. Yes, I know I crib and grumble about all the usual Mumbai things: potholes and traffic and crowds and filth but hearing my daughter’s stories about Singapore’s haze made me realise how lucky I am to be where I am. For the past week or so a cloud of dust bearing fine carbon particles are wreaking havoc with countries neighbouring Indonesia and even though Mumbai’s skies are often grey and misty, thankfully, so far at least we can still breathe easy.
Thank God for Blogging
Blogging has been a wonderful way for me to express myself and ever since I’ve discovered this medium, I’ve dived into it like a duck to water. However, things have not really moved the way I wanted them despite my best efforts. There’s something somewhere that I’m not doing quite right. This Sunday I had the chance to attend Blogadda’s WIN15, . I got an opportunity to listen to some stimulating talks during WIN15. Hearing these professionals talk made me realise that yes, blogging can take you places but it’s not a question of wishing but actually doing. Successful bloggers are those who thought differently and acted differently and I’m grateful for this simple insight.
Thank God for Ganesha
I cannot end my list this month without thanking Ganesha for visiting our home again this year. I’ve always loved this fat, little God( no offence to anyone) and wanted to bring him home every year but was discouraged from doing so early in my marriage by my mother in law who told me that celebrating Ganesh hasn’t been a “family tradition “. She gently cautioned me from starting something she said I may not be able to carry out diligently . But God had other plans. One year into my marriage I was gifted a tiny silver Ganesh a few days before Ganesh Chaturthi! Obviously God had other plans and this made me start my own tradition of celebrating Ganesha especially with the kids. This year I am grateful that we could celebrate with my young grandson. He so sweetly kept his little hand on the offering of ‘modak’ while we sang His praises. Incidentally I’m also thankful to my mother-in-law for making these modak year after year with a lot of affection and devotion.
Thank God for other Bloggers
Have you, my dear readers, noticed any changes in this blog? I have Corinne, Vidya and Blogelina to thank for helping me take my blog to another level. Indeed, I have a lot to be grateful for!
Why don’t you do what Vidya says ? Grab the badge and link up to the Gratitude Circle like a host of other bloggers?