Gratitude List – June 2017
Can someone tell me, where did the thirty days of June go? The month came to Bangalore with a lovely weather and to me with some good family time. My parents visited us this month and though their stay was short, our home brimmed with love and care. I had busy days at work but I was also able to take time out to spend with Mum and Papa.
I am always grateful for all the time we get with friends and family. It’s never easy to manage work, chores and then prioritize things we take for granted. Having been able to sail through as I wanted, makes me happy about June. VT’s exams are now over and it was good that he could do his best.
Here are a few things from June that I am grateful about:
Family: Along with Mum and Papa, my Bua (Papa’s sister)and Phupha also came over. For two nights, our house and heart were full. We had many conversations, discussions and it was good to spend time together. Living in Bangalore, so far away from both of our families we truly cherish these days. I am grateful for a chance to host everyone at home.
Work: Sometimes there are things that I do at work which make me sleep well at night. Knowing that I helped someone find a solution to a problem or supported someone when they needed a suggestion or answered a question that was troubling them. I am grateful for a job that brings me my bread and peace to my soul.
Workouts and Food: This month was not as good as May in terms of work out but not as bad either. I was able to work out 20 days in June and that included yoga or jogging/walking. I feel healthy and fit. The days I don’t step out in the morning, I am lethargic and I miss activity. Bisebelle bhat made of millets or broken wheat is now a healthy and early dinner few times a week and it’s working well too. If you haven’t yet tried millets, you should. And in your smoothie, don’t forget to add flax seeds. This routine is here to stay.
TV shows: We finished the latest season of Prison Break and watched a few good movies this month. Amidst the chaos and late nights, it was good to get some down time with these shows and movies. I am not a TV buff but shows like Prison Break fuel creativity. Ever thought that?
Blogging: Though I couldn’t complete Bar-A-Thon, blogging has given me more than what I had ever imagined. Yesterday at work, SP told me how she reads all the posts and likes what I write. I love these hallway conversations. Unexpected and leave me happy. Thank you, SP and all you readers for your love.
Life, in general, has been fair. I fretted over things or thought too much on some days but I was able to also kick out what doesn’t matter. I am already looking forward to July. Many more exciting things ahead and I can’t wait to share all that with you readers. Yes, there will be happiness, food, and travel.
What is that one thing you were grateful for in June?