I plan to celebrate October 2018 as a #gratitude fest on my blog for the whole month. So it’s indeed apt that the very first post of the month happens to be for the Gratitude circle with Vidya; the deal is to write about how one made it a month to remember long after it’s over. (or that’s how I see it)
I started a #100HappyDays pact with myself since 23rd September as that marks the start of last hundred days in this year. So every day is a celebration of some sorts and God has been kind in making that happen. Read on as I take you through my September to remember.
Health & Fitness
♥ First thing first was to get back to my fitness regime at Cult. I happened to speak to a customer care executive there who helped me get back into the groove with her kindness. God bless her dedication to ensure a healthy zeal in all their members! (She has been following up with me on my progress too). I was finally able to schedule classes to my convenience and now I am at 4-5 yoga sessions in a week.
It helps that CULT has initiated a fitness challenge of sorts and there is a T-shirt to be won at the end of it – you bet I am eyeing it with gusto 😉 Wish me luck peeps!
On top of that I have started my morning walks too. First day of the walk I was greeted by a carpet of freshly fallen Harshringar flowers. I just adore these delicately perfumed blooms and the sight of them fills me with joy instantly. They are also called parijat / shiuli / shefali …. What do you know them as?
So on most days it’s both yoga and walk and on others its just one of them. Whichever way I look at it, every morning begins with fitness. I have managed to fit a little bit of Pranayam and meditation into this too. A huge Yay for me!! ♥
♥ Travel happened this month and to one of my most favourite destinations – Amritsar. Since a few years, its become a yearly thing to journey to the Golden Temple and imbibe some of the peace and joy into my soul. And I went here with one of my favourite persons in the world- my baby sister P; that sure did make this trip to remember for a long time.
Travel comes with food and shopping and that happened in tonnes out here. We filled our tummies with typical Amritsari delicacies and shopped for jutis and phulkari textiles with an unrivalled gusto. I cant wait to flaunt my purchases soonest. ♥
Gifts of Love
♥ I will remember this September for a very special reason – the closer ties I made with many of my online friends. The gift of friendship is perhaps one of the best one and I got it in plenty in September. On top of that, some of them sent me gifts too – now isn’t that sweet! The gift were sent JLT (just like that 😉 ) making me feel so so pampered. Can one ever ask for more? ♥
♥ I was going through Vidya’s gratitude post and she mentioned an app developed by a fellow blogger Upasna which can be used as a gratitude journal, but on the phone. I checked it out and fell in love with the colourful interface. I have started using it since a week and am so happy to jot down my top 5 happy things of the day in it every night. You must check it out, if writing gratitude is your thing too. ♥
♥ This month saw a happy reunion of the Bangalore Bumchums – our trio of sisterhood from Bangalore days. It’s always a joy to connect when we all happen to be in the same town; aren’t such friendships to be just treasured for life? Jo made yummilicious food for us, which we slurped down without any hesitation. Now can one really ask for more? ♥
♥ Reading has gone down as I am back to my nitty-gritty routine and then travel happened too. So managed to finish two books only this month; the credit for one of those books goes to Soumya who sent it to me as she thought I would love to read it too. She was right – it’s a fabulous book and I recco it further peeps ♥
Its been a September to remember, especially with the trip to Amritsar. I am just grateful to be able to live the life I do and with such support and love from family and friends.
I have embarked on a new journey this month in a bid to live a healthier and fuller life and am grateful for the opportunity. Initial struggles in the beginning days of it, but hope to make a success out of it. I will talk more about it when I am comfortable with it. Wish me luck peeps! ♥
Thats it from me for this month folks, you could catch my previous month’s Gratitude post here
Do drop me a link to your gratitude post; I love to read what you are thankful for!