“When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the trees” Vietnamese Proverb
This month was a difficult one, with COVID infections on rise and death tolls increasing, we had a lock down partially giving us four hours in the morning for completing our work and getting essentials and to step out only when necessary. Everything was unpredictable, some of the people we knew are no more, still others are grieving for the lost ones, every day listening to problems faced by common man, at the same time the weather too has become unpredictable, there’s cyclone in certain parts of our country. We have survived this month and grateful to be able focus on the positive side of our lives.
I am thankful that despite the situation, we can still work from home, responding to calls and managing the office work at home, most importantly we are paid while I see so many have lost employment, business has gone down it’s a blessing to have paid work.
David had to go alternate days for few days and later on it was once in 4 days and recently there was notification that 33 percent of the staff need to attend work. I am thankful that he is working and reaching home safe back every day.
I am thankful that myself and Dorothy could take some time out to play carroms almost every other day; and had lots of fun, some days my nephews kids join and it becomes a celebration, these are small joys I cherish in life and it is destressing to be involved in playing with kids.
Dorothy attempted a chocolate cake and this time it was perfect and I am happy for this learning and grateful that she is able to do things on her own. I tried to make macaroni for the first time for my breakfast and enjoyed. I always prefer south Indian breakfast and never attempted pasta/macaroni at home, sometimes I feel good to experiment and change the routine by trying a new type of breakfast.
I had a couple of virtual meetings with my friends who are also my classmates, and there was one friend who learnt to set up zoom and the other friends encouraged – it was such joy to watch the excitement as she joined on zoom for the first time.. We had fun catching up with one another and updating ourselves about our well being especially in this pandemic.
I am grateful that despite the lock down, we could still celebrate mother;s day with all other ladies at the YWCA and I was happy to remember my mom, and recall her with gratitude share what I loved about her… and it was meaningful experience to also listen to others who shared through a poem, some sang and still others had a write up with images of their mother.
I am blessed to have praying people around me as I keep connection with my near and dear ones, I am assured of their prayers as I keep praying for everyone and hoping that this too shall pass. There is so much to be thankful for – we still have people who serve us, the newspaper person that comes everyday, the person who gets the milk, the vegetable vendors at the door step, the banana cart and being the mango season, there’s plenty of mango’s around sold right at the door step.
How was your month, would love to hear from you,
Be Happy, Be Safe & Be Blessed!