Do you remember having a piggy bank as a child? I would comb the dressing table and side tables in my parents room for any loose change to feed my hungry pig. It’s no surprise then that my pig would soon be full. I can still recollect the satisfying feeling of counting the stash and making a list of things to buy. I used to feel so rich!!
Writing a gratitude journal is somewhat akin to putting the loose change collected during the day, into a piggy bank; I normally write it down at bedtime when it’s easier to sift through the days events. Reading my journal at the end of each month, makes me feel rich and satisfied with my life. One of the best things about writing a journal has been that I now spot the silver lining without looking for it too hard.
Let me share some of my thankfulness news from August via my journal.
This time it was my blog which needed a new home; I was terrified of the change. You see, I am a severe tech retard. But that’s when the universe colluded together and I got help from various quarters like my blogging community, online friends and yes Google too. I am proud to report that my blog has been moved (Ahem!! by me) and is now ensconced on Siteground’s server. Praise the sweet joy of achievement!! 🙂
Health Report Card
Blessedly my thyroid levels have come down significantly and I am getting my stamina back in pace. I have started my morning fitness routine and trying to stick to it through the tiredness and laziness 😉 Healthy eating is another joy that I have managed to inculcate in my lifestyle, thanks to the new help.
I had a successful run in yet another blogging festival in August; this time via #WriteTribe. I found many new bloggers and added scores of friends even as I admired yet more writers. And yes I blogged on all days and made it to the finish line too. 🙂 Icing on the cake was the Amazon voucher I won on one of the lottery days in the fest. Yay!
Circle of friends
I seem to have become enmeshed with a close circle on online friends, all of whom live in the near by vicinity, making it easier to manifest impromptu get togethers. Best part is, we are independent, intelligent and mature women who love to call a spade a spade.
Home is where the heart is
I am finally settled in my new home and enjoying playing host to peeps has become the new thing with me. Ofcourse I love to revel in the lavish praise folks heap on my home decorating skills – have been asked my recently moved friends (3 of them) to go over to do their homes too. Adulation at its best – just the way I love it 😉
I feel very blessed to have gotten this house and am loving the rains, gulmohar trees and endless cups of tea as I pound the Keyboard in my home office – yup I have one of those too 🙂
I cannot express the unadulterated joy of seeing your creativity come to life; that’s what doing up my cousins retail store did for me. I am loving the way its shaped up; more importantly how much my sister is loving it. Everyday she shares the positive vibes expressed by her clientele over her store, which makes me bask with glee!!
Well that’s it for me; I look forward to reading your posts of fulfillment and thanks. Do share with me your thoughts on mine 🙂
Linking up with
Corinne for #mondaymusings
Shantala for the #Chattyblogs
Vidya for the gratitude circle
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