” Death is a distant rumour to the young.” – Andrew. A. Rooney
♥ A very unconventional way to begin a gratitude post, talking about death. But thats my biggest news in September as my maternal grandfather passed away this month. He had begun ailing in july this year at the age of 96 and it was a painful two months for his children, especially his daughters. I would hear the anguish in my mom’s voice every time I spoke to her. I could only console her with the thought of how well he has lived his life and that all his kids are by his bedside at the moment. His passing, is the passing of an era in our family and I am grateful for the way he lived and how he died.
♥ Since I had gone home for his funeral rites, I got a chance to catch up with all my besties whom I miss the most while living away from home. They pamper and love me so much when I am there, making all the time in the world to fulfil my demands; be it home cooked meals or driving around town to our favourite road side joints. I try to drive down to Amritsar each time I am in Jammu as it’s a 3 hour drive to the Golden Temple and I simply love going there. Yes, its my besties who give into this wish too.
♥ I was gifted a really gorgeous fuchsia Kurti from FabIndia by one of my cousins while I was home this time. I managed to find two gorgeous pairs of juttis in Amritsar to team up with it. Yay!!!!
♥ While on the flight from Delhi to Jammu, I bumped into my 12th class English teacher who was happy to chat with an old student and we passed the flight time in reveries and news of batchmates and teachers alike. It felt good to meet him after such a long time; even greater to find him happy to chat with me.
♥ This month saw a new cooking maid and she has been a true blessing as she is a joyful and hard worker. I am loving having her in the kitchen each day.
♥ The house-warming party at a newly made friend’s house (Supriya) was such a blast and I thanked the good lord to connect me so many wonderful gal pals who live near me and are a phone call away!!
♥ Supriya invited me pandal hopping (I had been bugging all my bong friends to do the needful this pujo) as her mom was visiting town. She had hired a car and diver and away we went to different pandals in Gurgaon. I loved the way her mom explained the rituals and significance of the deity setup in the pandals. At the end of the night when I tried to dutch the expenses, I was told not tonight. Aunty especially told me today I am with her. Oh man I loved the pampering so much. Cant express enough gratitude for this blessing!
Last but not the least, my naming of this months gratitude post is a tribute to this much-loved film “Come September”, starring Rock Hudson. This is the first movie I saw of this yesteryear heart throb and needless to say I was bowled over by his charms! This movie has also “inspired” many a Bollywood ones, prime one being the Shammi Kapoor starrer Kashmir Ki Kali ! I loved both of them equally though I drooled over Rock Hudson more! If you havent seen either, I recommend you do!
Well that’s it from me for my September’s gratitude list. How was your September? Share some of the things you were grateful for this month. If you have written a post too, pls do mention in the comments and I will definitely hop over to share in your thankfulness!!!
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