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.