I am breathing a little more comfortably today, after a week of struggling to finish up a few things. While I would never say it was a bad week, I was surprised at how hard it was for me to focus on a specific piece of work. Sometimes, when the mind isn’t happy, it is so difficult to coax it to move on and be done with it. For me, it was one of those very rare times when this assignment really freaked me out, good and proper. I was filled with guilt at not replying to comments – oh I know I take a couple of days sometimes, but this time was too much. Can you forgive me. I’ll catch up, I promise. So don’t be annoyed if you see my replies popping up in your mailbox. I’ve not been able to visit all my favorite blogs as much as I wished to. (Keetha – I missed you. But I am on a mission this week, and will be over at your place with an overnight bag!)
In the middle of all that, I managed to write a couple of guest posts (I do have a problem saying “No” to some people!). We managed to have visitors and enjoy some happy moments. My time spent in the kitchen was totally therapeutic and that always amuses me! I used to scold my Mom back in the day when she would keep saying that…and now I am discovering I am no different. There’s something gratifying about going through the process of cooking from scratch. And satisfying. I am becoming rather an expert at this (Unknown Mami – this one’s’ for you). I can whip it up on demand. Yes, we can have our cake and eat it, too!
The one thing I learned during this week past is this: nothing is impossible. Well, almost. And ultimately, it is all in our hands to be happy, or not. Each time I felt overwhelm trying to take over, I got out of the house to tackle a chore I had on my list. Makes a bit difference you know. The brisk walking, the joy of meeting other people, and the satisfaction of being able to check off an item from the (too much) to-do list.
One of my favorite visits was my trip to the Seva Sadan, my local welfare home for girls, where I try and do my bit to help them with their food expenses, groceries and medical fund. I went there to arrange meals for specific days for each month of 2013 from Jan to December. Tomorrow, I am visiting them again with clothes and some groceries.
A couple of months ago, I happened to shop at a popular supermarket near our place for something specific and ended up being rewarded with a bunch of coupons, entitling me to receive two kilograms of sugar for every bill of a specific value on Wednesdays. the date is stamped on these and can only be redeemed on that day. Ah, what conditions! But after getting over the complex rules, I decided to plan my monthly shopping and made lists so I could go there every Wednesday until Feb, until when the coupons are valid. So I come off every Wednesday with four kilograms of sugar and I am collecting these so I can give them to the welfare home. Don’t have to be rich to help.
Most times, we only need the “intent” to do something, to motivate us into taking action. Every little helps, thank God!
And special thanks to Vanita Cyril of After Bedtime Blog, without whose encouragement I may not have gotten through my week as smoothly as I did!
I have resolved to….Sweep negative thoughts away from my mind and let go
I have realized that….Life will go on, regardless of what we do, or how we feel. So let go.
I notice the little things and enjoy them…
I know the Universe has an order, a plan. I won’t fight it. It all works out for the best. So let go!
I invite you to…. fill your heart with love and joy…and the world will look much brighter
I am learning, slowly, that…”if you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace….”
Life is a privilege – Enjoy it!
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And now, let’s be off to Unknown Mami’s place and travel the world from there!