It’s a beautiful Thursday today. One day in a week when we don’t have eggs or any non-vegetarian food as a matter of fact. Just honouring a family tradition on my husband’s side of family. And, I sit down to acknowledge all that I felt grateful for recently.
Well this week was quite a rollercoaster ride for us Bangaloreans. Our large bus transport system came to a grinding halt as some trade unions went on a strike. But for some bizarre reason, many private schools who have their own fleet of school buses and drivers declared holidays. Luckily for me my kids’ school functioned on all 3 days. I am grateful that the Principal of this school was wise enough to do this as. You all know how much I welcome Mondays.
I had some inspired conversations this week with a few friends, some of them really prolonged, freewheeling and insightful. It is so nice to let off steam and to exchange views with friends who will unequivocally support you and also be wise enough to be honest and say it like it is. Happy to have such caring friends in my life. Thank you, you guys!
Recently, I joined an organic vegetable delivery service. This has helped me plan my meals better, cook fresh as only one vegetable is delivered per day and feed better food to my family. The kids are cherishing the greens and the fresh vegetables a lot. And the best part of it all, my veggie wastage has almost come down to zero. My fridge no longer hoards veggies in various stages of freshness. This also helps support local farmers and produce. Since my husband grows some vegetables, we have a renewed respect for nature and its bounties. Grateful to have initiatives that connect us with our farmers and fresh produce.
Bangalore has been getting copious rains and though we curse the traffic snarls and the potholes getting bigger, having enough water along with great weather is quite welcome. The wispy clouds and the green landscape cheer our hearts incessantly.
As a part of a brand engagement I got a complimentary fitness band and a personal coaching service for free. The band helped me document my diet and fitness. Was quite glad to see that I was doing good on both counts. My coach is very encouraging, knowledgable and sends me motivational messages and advice regularly. Meanwhile, my workouts sing due to the lovely folks, Kelly and Daniel, at Fitness Blender. Can’t praise them enough. They have been my workout partners for years now.
But what thrills me the most is that I am back in a happy space when it comes to reading. I’ve read 3 books in the past 1 week, and I am so stoked about that. Hope to continue this reading spree. Very grateful that I read voraciously whether it is fiction or OpEds. Speaking of reading, happy to share that the younger son is now reading Famous Five. After a tweet to which my friends responded with great suggestions, I turned to the elder son’s book collection and brought out a Famous Five.
The younger son is finding Harry Potter boring. Now what do l do?
— Rachna says (@rachnaparmar) July 23, 2016
The husband and I take turns to read to him at bedtime, and it’s quite a bit of fun. To see him fighting to keep his eyes open just so he can hear a few more words is joyful. I had forgotten how it was to read to them. Hopeful that this will continue.
So that’s about it for now. What are you grateful for this week?
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