So often we forget how and why we got something we desired that the moment we get it; the thanks gets lost in the excitement. This April I had huge changes in my life and watched it all unfold with a bowed head to the almighty for his generosity.
(I could finally say “someone up there really likes me!!!” 😉 )
Moving home: Not a pleasant task by any means! My landlords of four years decided to renovate their premises, forcing me to move. Inwardly shuddering at dealing with the dastardly broker behaviour (yes they are a pain here in Gurgaon; especially when you are single and a woman!) and the inanely intrusive potential landlords who will look you up and down while deliberating over your “character” (after all why would a single girl wants a 2/3 BHK?). Not to mention the 1000 chakkars to view filthy hovels which the broker thinks are perfect for a “single” madame.
Guess what? No broker! No Landlord! No running around at all! Best of all no questions!!
Two angels (read family friends) reached out by looking in their society and finding me a house, replete with landlords who are known to them. And what a beautiful home it is, surrounded by bursting to blooms Gulmohar trees – all of which are home to a dozen birds and squirrels who wake me every morning with their chitter chatter. (I stayed with the angels for a week before my stuff was all moved in and set)
Love thy neighbours: The day of the moving, a harassed me was looking at ways to not lose it with half a dozen surly, rude and Jaat men who were hell-bent to teach me how to do things!!! A soft knock on my main door and this lady enters with a tray of namkeen and a huge mug of tea. Introducing herself as my neighbour, she offered me water and anything else I may need help with. Thank you god for sending that angel so that I could regain my sanity by letting go of the temper. A little while later, my second neighbour (I have three) dropped in to introduce herself, exchange numbers and leave with her offer of help with anything.
Abundance: While rearranging my balcony, I realised that my plants are all flowering – from the mogra to the canna to the lily!! The greens were all burgeoning and I realised I will have to trim and clean them all out. I have never seen the mogra plant have so many flowers in one go! It’s as if my plants are loving this home a lot and so thriving out in pleasure. (Previous home, these plants had stopped flowering from past one year despite manuring and soil change, etc)
Friendships: April had started off on a sour note with me having a funny tiff with two new friends. We seemed to have gotten on like a house on fire and then…….!! I was very upset and hurt – kept mulling over the why but got no answers. I decided to not rake the issue and got on with my life as I made a conscious (but not a very happy) choice to let go of them and the fight. I give thanks to the universe for my sensibility, for I realised later, I was being manipulated in a very strange way.
Just when I was feeling sorry for myself, my actual friends started dropping in on weekends to come and appreciate my new home, making me realise I have so many GOOD friends already!!!!
AtoZ mania: Missing the annual blogging challenge last year had made me note the date for this years and I started out with a bang at it. I am amazed at my momentum throughout this challenge of 30 days where I wrote each day on a pre-selected theme and how my writing got appreciation. I crossed the finishing line in a glorious flourish of self achievement. I didn’t falter at a single post writing and had 3000 views on my blog – so a 100 pair of eyeballs per day on what I wrote.
So I end April with a huge thanks to the universe for taking away my struggles and blessing me with angels, april showers and blooms of every hue!!
How blessed has your april been for you?
I wrote this post inspired by Parul’s Gratitude list
am linking it up with Vidya’s Gratitude Circle