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Gratitude Joy!

One more day for January to say bye to us. No other month is welcomed with this importance. January comes with a new and fresh start to the same old life. At the end of this month, I realize it was just like any other month. Life went on as usual, the ups and downs doing their job fabulously as always.

I was sick again, with the usual back pain, an upset stomach, and a low energy level. As always I complained and felt bad. And as always I smiled at the little joys, the silver linings and the momentary spurts of happiness. You know, the joy of feeling grateful when you think that you are experiencing the lowest moment, that is a pure bliss!

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This month I got the opportunity to write for a few websites. I started off my writing adventure at Parentous with this post. Also wrote a couple of articles for Smart Indian Women. As I write this there is another assignment which I am getting ready to start with. I am hoping to continue as a contributor.


I didn’t stick to the blogging schedule which I joyfully made at the beginning of this month for reasons varying from I am sick to I am lazy today to I will write after some time to the muse just vanished to … I am not thankful that I did a good job in procrastination but I am utterly grateful to my readers out there. I got a lot of messages and comments this month which is a nourishment for my writing muscles. Your feedback – short, long, constructive critiques – anything helps me in wanting to improve and in getting rid of the procrastinating gene out of me. Thank you to all those who take their time to be here.


It is not a great feeling to be sick but whenever I fall sick, I start appreciating the moments when I wasn’t sick, no matter how good or bad it was, because right now I am struggling to find a position to sit without hurting my back and I am thankful for the times when I could sit without so much struggle.

There are many more gratitude filled little moments I enjoy on a day. When Kanna told me regretfully that he still doesn’t know how to make tea for me when I was sick, his concern itself was heartwarming enough to make me smile. Our walk to school filled with a variety of conversations each day, Kanna’s caring teachers in the school, the sky adorning a different color attire every day as if just to entertain me, twinkling stars on a cloudless night sky, my blogger friends, a warm house, cozy bed, good food, tea, and many more of such little joys.

Of course, life is a mix of roses and thorns. But right now I am thankful for all the roses in my life.


Linking with Gratitude Circle hosted by Vidya Sury.

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18 thoughts on “Gratitude Joy!”

  1. Corinne Rodrigues says:

    I’m thankful for you, Vinitha. You have a way of touching my heart with your words and gestures! I hope you feel better in February. ♥

    1. Vinitha Dileep says:

      You are so sweet, Corinne. Thank you. And I am thankful for you, always. 🙂

  2. Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden) says:

    It is the small, everyday moments that make us grateful for what we have. May you feel better in February. Keep plugging away at the blogging – it will pay off!

    1. Vinitha Dileep says:

      Absolutely, it is the little moments that fills the gratitude bar. Thank you, Alana.

  3. camanishpurohit says:

    Keep your good work on Vinitha…the physical sickness is momentary, stay brimming mentally and keep weaving these wonderful articles. Me too going through a tough time professionally in the sense that not able to devote much time to writing but then these all are phases of the life…isn’t it 🙂 Always love to read your words…

    1. Vinitha Dileep says:

      I hope your tough time passes away soon, Manish. Thank you for your wonderful words. I am happy that you like my writings. 🙂 Thanks a lot.

  4. Laurel Regan says:

    Lovely and encouraging post – thank you for sharing your January joys!

  5. rudraprayaga says:

    O! Vinita, very touchingly you have penned this,When we experience the sting of thorns, we will enjoy the beauty of roses that lie in hand.

  6. nabanita says:

    Blogging is on my list of things to be thankful for too, Vinitha..It helps be be sane…

    I hope you feel better and continue writing and blogging 🙂

  7. Lata Sunil says:

    Vinitha, take care of your health first. Its really good of you to look for positives when the going is tough. Be well.

  8. Aditi says:

    Hope you are feeling better now Vinitha. Agree, during tines of illness we tend to appreciate our health even more…
    Congrats on being featured on Parentous and Smart Indian Woman! 🙂 Keep writing and blogging… Your readers will always be here for you.

  9. Parul Thakur says:

    Oh! I hope you feel better soon. I know back aches are terrible and then the pounding head. Gosh! Hugs Vinitha. What I feel great is the fact that you still find time to appreciate life. So wonderful of you. Life is indeed a mix of roses and thorns. Hope your February is lovely and you stay healthy!

  10. Vidya Sury says:

    Hugs, Vinitha! I hope you are feeling much better now. Congratulations on your writing work! Your topic at Parentous is a very relevant and valuable one!

    I loved reading what you wrote about your son! Very sweet.

    I am sure the coming months will compensate by being wonderful for you! Wishing you good health, and thank you so much for joining me!

  11. Rajlakshmi says:

    hope you are feeling better. Wish you good health. Yeah, these incidents makes us realise how grateful we should be for happier, warmer and creative days.

  12. inquisitivegeet says:

    How big things come in small packages.. 🙂 Glad that you’re fine now.. And kids, the innocence with which they want to do things for their elders.. It’s an out of the world kind of feeling 🙂
    Looks lovely to read your post Vinitha 🙂


  13. Leena Walawalkar says:

    Even amidst all your troubles, you have found reasons to be grateful for, that in itself is a sign of a true fighter, so Im sure you shall get well very soon 🙂
    Best wishes, for your health, and for the new beginnings..

  14. Rachna says:

    Feel better. So happy for all your blogging and writing achievements. Hope February is a better month.

  15. Payal Agarwal says:

    Hope you are feeling better. Healing hugs to you, Vinitha. It feels good to be thankful for the roses in life. Lovely post. 🙂

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