This year my focus for the April Challenge 2019 is on Nature. I am posting pictures of nature and writing thoughts that inspire me.
I am Thankful! Grateful! & Blessed !
The words with V are victory, victorious, value, valuable - I think I would choose the word VALUE. It’s a word that I have been hearing as a child and I have been taught that it means “something held in importance” worth, useful and cannot be compromised. Some values as children are caught and not taught – be it honesty, forgiveness, kindness, selflessness etc.
Here's my gratitude list for April 2019.
The happiest news my daughter qualified her Intermediate final year exams and it’s a joy for us to see her getting ready to join the degree course.
Also happy that she is on an internship programme – this summer along with her friend and it’s opportunity for learning and using time meaningfully.
Glad to participate in the #April A-Z Challenge 2019 – as I made an attempt to do the post every day, but had difficulty in visiting other bloggers – sometimes its computer issues, other times power cuts and in between work and academic commitment.
Happy to learn and participate in Pre PhD sessions and – this kept me busy for a whole week and I just had enough time to focus on the most important things and keep moving.
This month our professional group of counselors met for a potluck and it was fun to have people who share your values and vision.
The #YWCAofsecunderabad celebrated the YWCA Day locally and it was a beautiful and meaningful experience, there was praise and worship, followed by reflections on the theme for this year – Young Women Transforming power structures, which was followed by interactions and dinner.
I managed to watch few of movies on Netflix J thanks to my daughter Maria Dorothy who ensured that I take a little time out for my entertainment – liked both the movies in Hindi – Dear Zindagi, Fashion (which is an old one) and Andhadhun.
We also went for a pilgrimage to seven churches within the city during the season of lent – the bus was arranged from our parish and we had 3 buses from different points, and everything was facilitated by David. It was an enriching experience as we moved on visiting every church, praying, singing songs and fellowship meal. I got see some churches in our city which i have never seen before:)
This month I had election duty – lok sabha polls – the booth was in the old city, in a government school and in a very bad condition – it was challenging to be in this place and be part of the whole process in election. First time I had the experience of working as a polling officer and I was glad for the opportunity as well as challenges encountered.
With too many things happening I couldn’t be regular on the treadmill, but I ensured that I practiced yoga, meditation and prayer that kept me going and I also ensured that I spent some time everyday watching inspiring videos.
I also started driving my car to the campus and it’s a great feeling of safety, security; glad to have gained enough confidence to manage and drive safely.
Grateful for the new friends I made and also for my classmates and all those lovely women who have been part of my journey.
There were also deaths, sadness and tragedies - of some of our relatives who were alive are no more around – there were friends who stopped by to meet, a couple of long distance calls to stay connected with friends – the weather continues to be very hot and feel lethargic to work – despite all the above,
the most important thing I always value is the Gift of Life ! my basic needs are met and I am surrounded by some very lovely people and I am grateful for everything.
How was your April 2019 ! would love to hear from you.
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