I’m grateful for …
And the page stayed blank. Did that happen to you? It did happen to me last month.
I wanted to write my gratitude list for July but there I was, unable to articulate how July was and what I was grateful for. To be fair the month started out good. The third weekend of July we shifted apartment and the move was an absurdly difficult due to incompetent and greedy movers.
That kind of did it. It doesn’t sound fair to let one incident set the tone of your mind. Nevertheless, it could happen.
All the things I was grateful for so far for July was shadowed by one disaster of a day. Actually, I was clueless about how to find the silver lining because there has to be something good even in the worst situation.
And I failed to find the good part. So I concluded sometimes it’s just bad. We accept that and move on.
So I decided to club the gratitude list for July and August together and share it here today. Here they are:
For signing up for BARATHON and finishing it successfully in the first of July.
Reading. I started the first book in Clifton Chronicles toward the end of June. In July I finished reading the first two books in the series – Only Time Will Tell and The Sins of Father. Though I finished them by halfway through July, I took a break from reading till the third week of August. Last week of August I was done with the third in the series, Best Kept Secret and picked up the fourth book, Be Careful What You Wish For. Three books in two months is a lot to be grateful for in my journal.
A day out with the family on an aquarium visit. It’s nice to spend the day outside and have fun.
For the people who were there for us when we needed them.
The conversations I enjoyed.
The conversations I didn’t enjoy giving me more reasons to cherish the good ones dearly.
The apartment move, though not the best, all that ended well, right?
Finding a nice place to live.
Reading with Kanna.
I was worried about moving to this new place. Changing everything familiar to unfamiliar, to explore the new surroundings and familiarize the routes, and make it home. But I’m glad we did go through with the changes. We are learning new routines, finding rhythms that fit our life. And I’m liking this new tune.
Akku’s naps when he took one.
My birthday and the quiet celebrations that followed.
Kanna’s excitement to celebrate my birthday.
Good sleep at night when Akku is generous enough to let me have one.
Walk in the apartment complex.
Relaxing in the pool.
Getting well after falling sick, the whole family.
Playtimes, funs, and giggles.
My blogs, blogging, writing, and online friends.
Meeting with friends.
Remembering to write on my gratitude journal daily.
Well, look at that! There are a lot of things to be grateful for. I’m just happy that I lived each of these days and was able to share them too here. So, how was your August?
Joining the #GratitudeCircle bloghop hosted by Vidya Sury.