This is my gratitude post for the month of April. April is the month that starts with summer holidays for kids. My last post detailed how our summer vacations were panning out. This is also the month when I take a virtual sabbatical in reading, writing and engagement on social media, doing each of these Read More →

summer vacation

Summer vacation are never the same as they were in my childhood. I walked down that nostalgia lane in this post. As we moved from joint families to nuclear ones with working mothers, no more monthly sojourns to relatives’ homes. At least, not for me. Family visits are quick and short. And the kids hardly Read More →

such is life #gratitude

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 Read More →

gratitude January

The first month of the new year has whizzed past. All the euphoria and excitement of bringing in the new year vanished as I struggled through this month. This month I clutched at straws as I battled with disappointments personal and professional. But let’s not dwell too much on what did not go as per Read More →

As I write this post on the last day of this year, it is time to look back at the bittersweet memories. One wonderful thing I took on this year was writing gratitude posts every month. It helps. It really does to focus on the positives. So December. What a whirlwind you were! Very hectic Read More →

When I was growing up, books were a constant companion. The practical dreamer that I was, sounds like a misnomer I know, books provided a beautiful escape, constantly opening my eyes to things I did not know. I could read about places and people that I would never meet. I could imagine scenarios and live Read More →

Grateful this September

As always, it is good to look back and reflect upon the good and bad. For that reason, I love doing these monthly gratitude posts. September started on a great note as we whisked off to Coonoor for a beautiful family holiday in this quaint hill station. That the younger son was turning 10 was Read More →