Flow is such an important aspect of our life but we realize that when we hit stagnancy in our life. Such has been the case for me for the past few months though its only now I have acknowledged it. Putting one foot in front of the other had become such a task and some wonderful peeps shared their thoughts on this with me to help me out of it. Have you ever pondered over the flow in your life? Do share your insights on it with me please.
When one is down and out but still grateful, unexpected blessings come out of the blue to lift you up. This is what happened when I was driving down the forest road and spotted a herd of Antelopes or Nilgai, grazing in the jungle. I was totally gobsmacked at the sight of these peaceful and gentle creatures who didnt shy away from me at all.
The other blessing came via CULT. Its a gym company that I go to for my yoga sessions. One morning when I got back from the gym, once again someone had parked their car in my parking. The ensuing fiasco ruined my happy mood from the gym session. As I tweeted about it, CULT responded with a voucher on their food app to sweeten my day. Wasn’t that so so sweet of them? I ended up ordering this awesome bowl of salad which perked up not just my mood but tummy too. Isn’t this the most colorful and appetizing plate of food? Trust me when I tell you it was delicious with top quality fruits and delivered on time.
♥ Green efforts ♥
One Sunday saw me out to plant trees with the other residents of the colony who had organised a plantation drive with the onset of monsoons. Some 30 of us happily pottered around to plant about a 100 odd saplings. It was such a happy and blessed feeling to be part of something like this.
♥ Health & Fitness ♥
Though I haven’t been very regular at the gym this month, I haven’t been doing too bad on the fitness front. Hoping to get back in the groove with August.
Health has also been good with only the moodiness persisting. Have got some tips from a buddy to deal with that and I am on it for now.
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♥ Social Front ♥
With the mood so low, its no wonder that I have turned into an anti-social since a few months. But when friends and family that have your back are around, its tough to mope. I had plenty of social time with peeps I love who kept checking up on me.
I met up with P twice this month and all because of her pushiness 😉 This was her birthday month, so decided to treat her for a lunch at Cafe Tesu which is fast becoming my hanging out spot in the city. She surprised me with a thoughtful gift which she shopped for in Goa – her birthday trip. I have a huge thing for fridge magnets and loved this vivacious one which captures the essence of Goa so well. What do you think?
Second trip to Cafe Tesu happened when gorgeous Kash was in town for one of her workshops. I met Kash a few years back when I attended one of her workshops in Benares. Since then we have kept in touch for she is one of those warm effusive souls who sweep you up with utmost love. And she got me books which had me drooling to the core. She summed up my troubles with ease and gave me a few tips to try out. Did I mention she is a transformation coach and is one Kick ass one at that?
♥ Bookish notes ♥
I managed to read three books this month and start a fourth one which I am really digging for the prosaic feel to the writing. Each of these books is so different in genre and writing style that I am amazed at my selection. Have you read any of them? Now hoping to do the book reviews soon for these.
♥ From My Kitchen ♥
I have been quite busy in my kitchen this month too, especially for breakfast. But when it came to dinner, I was on most days just ordering out. Vowed to stop this in August totally as I am sure its going to take a toll on my health in a big way.
Best effort was the fresh pickles I have been making this summer. I love raw mangoes and Karonda or Bengal plum – they make for awesome tangy chutneys to be had on the side with food. Do you have any such recipes to share with me?
♥ Blogging news ♥
I didnt get down to much blogging this month either but what I am grateful for is the messages I got from fellow bloggers. Such thoughtfulness to check on me as I hadnt been writing. Grateful for the sisterhood I have found via blogging. Online connects but so so powerful in strength and encouragement. Thank you Universe for these wonderful connections.
Well that seems to be all from my June for this month’s gratitude post and linking it with Vidya’s Gratitude circle
In case you are interested, you may find my last month’s gratitude post here