As I sit in my garden #MondayMusings


As I sit in my garden this morning I realise that January is just getting over! It’s already the 29th and before I know it the year will be over. And in a weird way, I’m happy the days whizz past because it just means that I am really busy.

It’s also time for me to take some time off and appreciate all the things that happened to me this month. I normally don’t like to appreciate things openly but I was inspired by Shilpa’s post . Perhaps as she says, an attitude of gratitude helps one get through the rough patches in one’s life.

First of all, I am grateful that this month was healthy. Of course there was Little Po’s perennial drippy nose but that’s to be expected in a month of severe pollution. Lots of little children have this problem and I’m sure he will outgrow it one day. In the meanwhile I am grateful that we can go through a box of tissues a day . This is nothing compared to the horrible things little children have to go through.

Socially this has been a busy month but not as busy as the month before that. Once again I am grateful that I could meet my friends and family , have leisurely lunches and share memories and thoughts. In today’s world where most interactions are virtual, it is wonderful to actually meet in the flesh. 

Apart from the eating and meeting, I managed a few movies too especially on Netflix. I am grateful that my wi-fi didn’t play up and I could see The Crown uninterrupted. For those of you who haven’t seen it, do grab a few moments and watch it. On seeing it, I actually felt grateful for being born a mere mortal and not the Queen of Anyplace.

I am grateful to Hubby Dear’s school friend who invited us to his daughter’s wedding. It turned out to be a destination wedding for us and one which was delightful in more ways than one. Firstly, it was in a gorgeous location and secondly, I got to meet some wonderful people who were classmates of  Hubby Dear. Indeed, seeing your spouse through the eyes of his peers brings a new perspective to light. For one thing it explained his absolute dislike for brinjals . I am grateful that I didn’t have to eat brinjals most meals for close to ten years, which was what the poor boys had to do in boarding school ! I would have hated them too if I were in the same position.


There are many things that one puts off doing for one thing or the other. But this month I managed to get many things on track. I am grateful that I could manage to tick off some things from my TO DO list before it gets even longer. However, there are still many things that need to be done and many more people to be visited/contacted more diligently. I hope I can rectify this soon.

This year most of my friends turn 60 and I am grateful that we are all still around, in good health and spirits.  Good friends contribute to good health as do happy relationships.

Which brings me to the three little people I’m most grateful for:  Little Po ,  Wow Dinga and Ms. Papaya who enrich my life with their presence. Thanks guys for adding  to the chaos in my home, keeping me in shape by making me bend down to pick up all the pillows flung every time  you visit. I am also grateful to them for being around to  eat up all the cake I shouldn’t be eating. And thank you Ms. Papaya for waking me up every morning with your kind question inquiring if I slept well. 

Indeed as January rolls over to February I am grateful that this was a satisfying month.


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Linking this up with Corinne’s #MondayMusings and Vidya’s #Gratitude Circle.

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Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. This was SUCH a beautiful post, Sunita – straight from the heart!
    How true – it’s joy to be able to meet people in the flesh and make beautiful memories for the future, have the little people at home, keeping you occupied. We would have gone nuts trying to shut the noise an idle mind creates. Moreover, we get to mould their young minds and help them grow into wonderful adults…isn’t that something to be grateful for?

    Thank you for suggesting ‘The Crown’…each time I surf through Netflix, I wonder if I should take a look at it..Now, I will! And, yes, definitely be happy to be born a commoner!
    Shilpa Gupte recently posted…Thankful. Grateful. Blessed.My Profile

  2. I loved this post.The little things in life always help.The best part about the little things and the big ones is they all add up.Grateful and blessed we all are born.We just need to remember.

  3. It’s so heartening to read the gratitude journal. What more can we ask for than a healthy and an active social life. Here’s to a wonderful February!

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