Fresh from my Gratitude journal

November 30, 2016
i am grateful for

December is here. I admit I am crossing my fingers wishing the year to end soon. Its not that 2016 holds nothing good but it was disturbing on personal fronts.

It was like a turbulent Sea and now, I want to relish the calm currents.

Its yesterday when my long-time colleague and I were discussing the affect Time had on each of us. He is one of the persons who always have honest opinions about everything and I was happy to know that I changed for better.

I owe this change to my Blog through which I am knowing myself more. Blogging gave me much needed space to explore and grow.

No matter how the time and people are treating you, there is always something you can be grateful for. Don’t you agree?

I am grateful for the small moments which became my helm amidst the storms. Now, year is about to bid farewell and I am grateful for happy November.


Winters are here and I love everything cozy- Blankets, Soft wools, Fogs and not to forget, SOUPS. I am discovering the power of these health packed bowls. My Kiddo has started resisting daily bath and I am lovin’ it as he want me to cut-short his bathing time which was just opposite in Summers. You know how much Kids love water. Thankfully, it saves much of my morning time.

There is a wave of demonetization in our country but net-banking and plastic money saved me from the trouble. For my daily purchases, I look upon my Husband to lend me few 100s. All in all, it saved my time and effort.

I won “A letter to Zindagi” contest conducted by Blogadda and I received couple movie tickets for the movie #DearZindagi. I am so excited to watch it because it will be our first movie together being Parents. The last movie we enjoyed was “Shaadi ke side effects” around 3 years back. I am planning to keep it as a surprise for our wedding anniversary next month.

I am not an avid Book reader but currently my mornings begin with a book “Conscious Living” by Swami Rama. Its so good that I can read it on repeat. I will be sharing my takeaways in the coming days.

My Blog crossed 1000 comments and I am thankful to all the peeps who read my posts and take time to share their views. I want to tell you all that you make me smile each time I read those wonderful comments. I request you all to keep showing your love and support.

After a long long time, I took along my laptop to my Mother’s place and we both enjoyed an old movie together. Though, our eyes flooded but its our common trait and we cannot help it. We laughed too and relished the movie along with tea and snacks. I am thankful to have her in my Life. Time spend with her is a stress buster to me.

My Kiddo has started asking for a Book during sleep time rather than YouTube poems. As a Mother who loves reading, I am happy to see this change in him.

November is my birthday month and this time, I ticked off 1 more bucket list wish- To run a marathon. Though for fun, it was an experience worth sharing.

As I am finishing writing, I realized there are lot many things I am grateful for.

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Linking this up with Vidya Sury’s #GratitudeCircle , #openslather at One Mother Hen , #FamilyFun and Corinne’s #FridayReflection post.

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  • Reply Ryan Biddulph December 8, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Hi Upasna,

    Love your sense of gratitude.

    I intend to do stuff with love. To be helpful. To act from a space of love. For so being helps me do the things that I am most grateful for. And also helps me see the things I feel most grateful for. Namely, everything 🙂


    • Reply upasna February 10, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Thanks Ryan. Happy to have you here on my Blog. Though I am replying late, I am sorry to miss your comment. You are an inspiration to all who dream of not-workplace-bound profession.

  • Reply Tammymum December 6, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Oh wow well done on the marathon that’s amazing and happy belated birthday. Congrats on th tickets too I hope you both enjoy the film and your husband enjoys the surprise! Thanks for sharing at #familyfun

  • Reply December 5, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Hope you had a happy birthday and a fun run – high five to you for ticking such a big thing off your bucket list! I agree with the gratitude thing. I think that although every day may not be good, there is always something good in every day (even if some days we have to look a little harder to find it!)

    • Reply Upasna December 5, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Ya, its little harder sometimes but yet, I need to find the good each day for Life is too short.Thanks and I feel happy to linkup with you. Your posts are full of positive vibes Sammie.

  • Reply Karen | Two Tiny Hands Blog December 4, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Way hey well to go running a marathon and Happy Birthday!! Totally missed that… My mood and life changed when I started my blog such a great place to get creative on with feedback from you peeps is amazing. I too appreciate the gratitude and write a weekly happy list, it’s very worthwhile! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

    • Reply Upasna December 5, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      You are right Karen. Life has changed for all of us with our Blogs up on our head and heart. Happy to linkup with you this week.

  • Reply maliny December 3, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Congratulations on the win and for ticking another wish out of your bucket-list. First time here and I absolutely enjoyed the space 🙂

    • Reply Upasna December 5, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Maliny. Glad you enjoyed the read. Hope to see you often here. Its feels so good when you long-awaited wish gets ticked.

  • Reply obsessivemom December 2, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I love to read gratitude posts because they remind me of all the good things in my life too. Congratulations on winning the contest. It’s a sweet film.

    • Reply Upasna December 5, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      I too have a soft corner for the gratitude posts. There is something positive about them.Thanks Tulika.

  • Reply Emma @ AdventuresofaLondonKiwi December 2, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    It’s so important to look back and value the journey we’ve been on!

    • Reply Upasna December 5, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Its like stopping and reminiscing over the past journey. Isn’t it Emma. Happy to have you here.

  • Reply Alicia-OneMotherHen November 30, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    This post was like a breath of fresh air. Being thankful at the end of the day is one thing I have been thinking about more and more lately.

    • Reply upasna December 2, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Is it Alicia. Thanks. Its the only thing we can do for Almighty.

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