Gratitude, Help, Musings, Thanks, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving And An Ask

Thanksgiving is around the corner. It is the time of the year when I take stock of the year gone past and process the big and small things that I am grateful for. 2020 has been a strange year. It started with a bang. I was counting on my debut children’s fiction book (Why is […]

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Gratitude, Musings, Thanks, Thanksgiving

Gratitude: The Decade Long Version

The water undulates in front of me. It is mesmerizing, the flecks of blue and gold, the buoys bobbing up and down. Most importantly, I am alone, a rare occurrence in my life as a mother and wife. The sounds around me are soothing, the road noise, the water lapping against the concrete barrier. Even […]

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Gratitude, Musings, Thanksgiving

Things I Am Grateful For This Year

My phone dings as I walk, interrupting the mellifluous voice of M.S. Subbulakshmi. I ignore the sound and continue walking. The air is chill and my nose is dripping. In the forty minutes that I take to circle the seventy odd homes that comprise my development, I see no other humans. I am home, mildly […]

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Gratitude, Musings, Thanks, Thanksgiving

Gratitude List

In a couple of days, all of the social media will be abuzz with recipes, food pictures, and gratitude lists. In what has become an annual tradition of sorts, despite the murky origins of this holiday, this week will kick-start our holiday season. I look back on the year that has gone by and linger […]

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Gratitude, Musings, Thanksgiving

Gratitude List

I woke up this morning feeling incredibly rested. The clock showed 5:00 AM, far too early to be up on a holiday. I lay in bed, eyes closed but awake trying to put in words the things I am grateful for today. Instead of words, I got a series of visuals akin to watching a […]

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Musings, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Writing

Plenty to be thankful for

Messages of thanks abound in the world that I inhabit. My facebook feed is filled with them. My children bring home art work featuring turkeys and adorable “I am thankful for …” messages. It is no surprise then that I am reflecting on the things that I am thankful for. Like most others, I am […]

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Musings, reflections, Thanksgiving

Gifts of time and cognizance

Tis that time of the year again when air waves abound with talk of gratitude. Of thankfulness. Every year as we count down to the new year, I reflect on the months past. On the peaks and valleys in my life. I review and relive the good and the bad. Well! the good mostly. This […]

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Gratitude, reflections, Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for?

“What are you thankful for?” “Family” says Ammu. “Turkey” says Pattu and runs away with an impish smile. I look expectantly at Saathi. “For the lovely ladies in my life” he says with a twinkle. I turn inward. “What am I thankful for?” Each year the answer evolves. All years include family, friends and food […]

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Peace, Snow, Thanksgiving, Winter

Stop and catch that snowflake

Gentle snowflakes fall outside. Memories of my dad who passed away 6 years back swirl in my head. Just the good ones. I look around my home. The home is companionably silent. I pick up strewn toys and put away the discarded PJ’s  I brew myself a cup of strong ginger tea and sit to work. […]

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Thanksgiving

Tis the season of thankfulness

I know little behind the history of Thanksgiving apart from the story making rounds on Nick Jr. Yet, the idea behind taking a day to be cognizant of the things I am thankful for appeals to me. So, today I want to take a moment to record the things I am happy about. Motherhood: This […]

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