I am not one to mope over things that did not work out the way I expected them to. It is not that they don’t hurt but moving on is the only choice we have. Hence these gratitude posts help a lot. They make me focus on finding the tiniest positive experiences when a certain time period has been challenging (as February was) and that is exactly what I will do.
My tooth work is finally over or at least that is what I hope. After an abscess complicated healing, the root canal was pushed forward. Finally, I understood why I was in so much pain. To cut a long, painful story short, I have now got a crown and the tooth is now normal. But it does seem a bit higher so I guess I will have to visit the dentist once more. I am grateful for my own patience that has helped me bide over some very trying time and a lot of pain. I have become much more conscious of my oral hygiene and am pushing the kids to have better oral habits as well.
Workwise, I am in a calmer space just now. I am working with some good clients/brands. Working with professionals always is a pleasure. I am also managing my time better now. That is always good, right?
Still struggling with a way to handle the younger son’s studies, I’ve decided to let him manage his own revision. No more sitting up asking him questions. It has been easier on both of us. Of course, I supervise him but there is less pressure and more ownership of responsibility by him. Will let you guys know how this progresses. But his temper tantrums are still not so easily manageable. Well, who said parenting was easy? Trying to do my best.
I have been actively working on my patience. I realise that I can get quite hyper about things not really under my control. My hormones are not helping either. But yes, being conscious is the first step. I have noticed a change in my own peace of mind. I don’t get irked as easily or react. You may have noticed that if you are following me on social media. I like this space I am in and would like to continue it as much as possible.
Finally, this is the first month when I saw my food blog catch up with my first baby (in terms of traffic), the blog you are reading now. There is a tinge of pride and immense joy when your second child finally catches up with the high performer in the family (no puns intended). Never realised how much of a passion cooking was for me. And you know what elates me the most? When I get messages or updates from friends/people that they tried out my recipes and enjoyed them. Food is a gift, and I would love to spread it far and wide. Here’s to happy eating and cooking at home.
Workout has been more or less on track. Exercising gives me strength. It makes me feel happy and it is never related to weight goals for me. My Vitamin D deficiency is also better as I feel my fatigue getting progressively better.
The weather has turned from chilly to excruciating hot in the daytime in a matter of a few days. Looks like March and April will be quite harsh.
This month was tough on a couple of friends as they suffered through ill-health and losses. My healing prayers and thoughts for them. I hope you will take a moment to wish them well. After all, there is a lot of power in good thoughts and prayers.
Finally, February is the birth month of both my sister-in-law and my sister. Two wonderful ladies who have a very important place in my life. Wishing them both happiness, good health and long life.
Here’s to March! Please be kind.
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