Gratitude List – March 2017
As I think about March, I see strong Sun and bright things. While the heat kept me on the edge, the bright things sure brought smiles. That includes unexpected showers in the city and a lot of good food. While work remained on the higher side, there were moments that have been marked for the year. March did march in the true sense. I was able to get some order in life and there is still a lot of work to be done on that front. I need to get better about managing my food and keeping workouts in place.
All that for some other day. Today is about gratitude and things in March that made me feel grateful. In no particular order, here they are –
Food: I experimented a lot with food this month. No, I haven’t started cooking but these were food outings with folks at work. With summers, my daily intake of yogurt has gone up and I also tried making carrot and tomato soup at home that turned out well. While I am watching my weight, I am slowly progressing towards lighter dinner every day. Sugar is out and jaggery powder is in. I am grateful to have foodies around who share ideas and recipes that I can use.
Work: Like February, work kept me going. I am enjoying the change, the newness and things I am learning. It is important for me is to be able to make a difference and my work gives me that opportunity. I am grateful for a job that gives me financial stability and an opportunity to leverage my strengths. Add to that the support from people around me.
Junie: Our apartment guard brought a little pup and his girls named her Junie. She is energetic and a heart warmer. I love how she jumps with excitement when she sees us. I have never had pets but looks like I will get to watch Junie up close. I am grateful to have a new experience and this one is a sure shot at giving me those quick smiles when I leave for work or get back home.
Baking: One of the working days, I was a bit tired and wanted to channelize my energy. Writing or reading would have been my thing but I found a recipe on the internet and went ahead to try it. The result? A healthy and good to taste banana cake. The recipe included whole wheat flour, banana, jaggery powder, yogurt and very little olive oil. I am grateful to the baking Gods for showering some sense into my puny brain.
Blogging: Early this month I began contemplating about blogging and if I should pursue this one. For me, blogging gave me the raison d’être. If I stop blogging, I am not sure how organized my writing would be. With all those thoughts, one day while at work I met KJ in the hallway. The usual conversations led to this lady telling me much how much my writing inspires her. It was a moment that I cannot forget. My mind did not believe her but the honesty in her words made me think of the readers and followers I have gained over last four years. I am grateful that there are genuine folks around who encourage me when no one even knows what’s going on in my mind. This month my blog stats also hit a lakh which was sure a happy day this side. So, if you are worried, don’t be. I am here for the long haul. ThursdayTreeLove is going to stay.
Holi with friends: March was festival time and we had a lovely Holi with friends. I cooked gujhiyas over the weekend and then played with colors and dined with friends. It’s a joy sharing good times with folks we love and I am grateful to have friends who are family.
Like always there have been pictures and sky shots, some tweets and a lot of conversations. While VT is keeping up with his upcoming examinations, I am getting the time to read and be my myself. I am watching my water intake and taking more steps than the previous day. Fitbit is a blessing. Can you believe that we are already done with the first quarter of the year? Are you keeping up with your goals? How has March been for you? What is that one thing you are grateful for this month?
Linking to Vidya’s Gratitude Circle for March 2017 and with Sanch for the Month that was..