Gratitude List – September 2017
Better late than never, right?
I am grateful to September for a lot of things. So grateful that I procrastinated penning it down for you all.
Sometimes Most of the times, I am writing in my mind. I enjoy the process of drafting a post, editing it and then adding pictures before I hit publish. And then what happens is I don’t write or I don’t get enough time.
Let’s leave all that aside and get to how September was. Last month for me felt like getting back to my life in Bangalore. Workouts, food at home and then work – all got back to its usual place after the US trip and then the holiday to Ladakh. So in no particular order, here is a list of things I am grateful.
Workouts: I got back to my routine and started training with Cult. Yes, I am still upset that my yoga center closed. However, on the bright side, I was able to attempt Zumba and tried a class on strength and conditioning. A total of 16 days of workout and I should be able to improve this month. I am grateful that I was able to handle my back well and avoided discomfort.
Prayer Flags: I enjoy shopping but when I am traveling, I don’t want to dedicate a day to shop. I feel that it is a waste of time when every thing is available every where. But I wanted two things from Ladakh – magnets for my refrigerator and prayer flags. If you ever Google a picture of mountains or Himalayas, one thing that stands out is the prayer flag. Colorful and the meaning that they carry is a treasure. So we picked up a few. I am grateful that after the drive we were able to share our experiences with many (inspired a few to take up a trip to Ladakh) and that the prayer flag is now a part of us.
Birthdays, the happy days: Both VT and our godchild are September babies. We had some good time out with friends last month. Friends who eat together, stay together. We were able to meet on working days and celebrate special days. Going back home from work and knowing that we will be with the family we have chosen is a joy. I am grateful that we were all able to set aside time for ‘us’.
A short road trip: VT and I decided to head to Hyderabad over the last weekend of the month. We met my cousins and had a fun time. I feel really good about the fact that though we don’t meet or talk often, the warmth is intact. The love and affection shone through all the three days. VT and I are both grateful that we have another home in the city of Nawabs.
Another feather in the cap this month was my story about Nisha Rao. Documenting her almost impossible feat brought me many visitors and sure the blog was happy with some attention. Can you believe that I had a month of numbers being hit in a week? Yes, it went crazy and I am so glad that Nisha’s story saw the light it deserved.
September was good and another two and a half months to go for the year. Where did the time fly? I am looking forward to Diwali with my parents and a lot of food overload. The festive season is here and I can’t wait to bring in the lights and diyas.
How was your September? What is that one thing you are grateful for?
I’m taking part in the Write Tribe ProBlogger Challenge and today is Day 2. I am also linking with Vidya’s Gratitude Circle.