January month of the New Year is gone by the end of this day, leading us into the new month; and it’s a time for me to review, reflect and count my blessings.
It has been a busy month, working both at my counseling centre, addressing issues related to suicidal ideation, anxiety attack and few adjustment issues of students, and managing household chores. In between also managed to attend invitations for birthday/ dinner with close family friends, taking time to connect with long distance friends and also helping my daughter to prepare for the pre board exam to complete her class X.
|I won the tombola full house :)|
|Variety is the spice of life- Potluck|
I even had a good time, going out along with my daughter went for a picnic with a group of women from the YWCA (Young Women Christian association, Secunderabad) to a farm 55 kms from city- a quiet place, beautiful weather and lovely garden to move around and spend the day with; played tombola and even won, sang songs, ate good food- a variety pooled up and enjoyed the whole day, picked up some drum sticks from the farm, walked through the farm admiring the vegetable garden and came back home happy and energised.
Last Saturday was a working day for me, so by the end of the day I am tired. I had my nephew come over home and seeing me tired, agreed to purchase vegetables from the nearby weekly market. I was happy that one work was reduced, and I could rest a little and relax. What surprised me was that he brought flowers along with vegetables; it’s been ages since I put some flowers on my hair.
|Flowers from the market|
|Gift - from a friend|
I watched a lovely Movie named Dangal (Hindi) with David and Dorothy; was very inspiring. It’s a real story based on the life of Mahavir Singh Poghat who taught wrestling to his daughters amidst a lot of criticism and challenges and both his daughters represent the Olympics and bring honour the country. The movie was very entertaining and had a powerful message to communicate specially to girl child. For further information you may read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangal (film)
Fourth Sunday was our
regular prayer meeting; and I took the opportunity to relax and spend some
quiet time in the church- a moment to be with self and just thanking God for everything
that’s happening in my life.
I am glad to be connected with my colleagues on whatsapp and together as a group we connected with one of our staff who is now a cancer patient, hospitalised – the whole group has been praying, connecting with his family and finding ways and means to reach out to him and his family.
There are so many things to be grateful for, good health, meaningful work, a family to support, good friends, academic opportunities, inspiring bloggers and plenty of surprises to make changes and be happy with everything around me.I am feeling so much motivated; after having made this post, hope it inspires you to be grateful too. Thanks for reading, appreciate you!!
“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy” Fred De Witt Van Amburgh