Sunday, January 25, 2015

#52WOG ~ #Family

This week it's about the gratitude for family! Given this topic a couple of months back, I would have been pretty casual about it. 

Thousand miles away from home, family is all you miss! The word Family for me forms the entire list of blood relatives I actually grew up with. It happens when you were brought up by grandparents, or say grandpa who believed in Family that eats together stays together. I wouldn't be fair if I don't thank them. 

1. Grandpa and grandma for being there through out my childhood, nurturing my values of life and laying the foundation of thoughts for who I am today. 
2. Mamas/uncles who dearly treated me as a kid sister and bullied and loved to me the core. I wouldn't have been the same if not for you guys. 
3. Aunts who gave me those typical Rajshri kind of relations to cherish and all the love they showered as new brides and forward
4. Cousins who instilled the motherly instincts which I proudly carry forward while bringing up my daughter 
5. My younger brother who just refused to grow up even after being a dad and knows my mind and hurt with just a hug 
6. Sister in law and nephew who taught what an extended family means with all the love and togetherness 
7. Husband who continues to play multi roles of friend lover listener and more. The one who was confident and loved me enough to start our New family together. 
8. In laws who wanted a daughter and loved me and welcomed me into their family. They always ensured I was given the love of daughter and were treated as one in every aspect 
9. Daughter for whom I prayed day and night. I couldn't have asked for anything more. 

I couldn't include parents in the list as I wouldn't be able to express in pointers how much I am thankful for them! I could go on and on about you guys but it's better felt than said. You mean the world to me, the relationship we share might not be a conventionally one, but hey, none of us believe to be the normal ever. Cheers to this life and thankful to each of you for being just you and grateful to everyone who have contributed to who I am today. It wouldn't be life without you guys! 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

#52WOG ~ Spouse

It all began the day I said I love you! Very rarely do I get a chance to express my gratitude towards u, I won't let this go. 

We might have been the oddest couple, expecting exactly the opposite in life and yet we have come a long way. 

Through my worst times I have always found you beside me telling me I want to work this out, Everytime I stormed out you did come to me and tell me how much I loved you even though I would be shouting on top of my voice that I hate you, it would leave me devastated to still get your assurance on the relationship after a crisis, but at the same time thankful that you were holding onto it, our relation, our promises. 

I have said this before and I say this again.. There cannot be any other person on this earth who could have been The Man of my life. (P.S I always felt you could have done better, but now it's too late ;) )

All these thoughts rested in my mind but was confirmed the day you held Sia in your arms and took care of her through out. 

Thank you for being you and yes we still have millions of fights to be fought nevertheless to hug each other and let us know this togetherness is forever. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Let's show some Gratitude

A new year a new Me and all that jazz begins with a promise to get wiser. For me it has to be more reading and writing this year. 

I promise to read every days even if it's just a page or two of any book/novel/magazine! Anything that I can lay my hands on. 

I have all the new purpose to keep up the promise after moving to new Country. So here is what I have picked up from my friends Samarpita and Bhargavi who are co authoring a Blog to be grateful every week. There are many things to be grateful for in my life over all these years and this challenge compels to express them. 

I am sure it would be worth the effort and will be fun every week as it also benefits me to keep my blog active. 

Cheers to the new beginning!