I am a tad late in posting my February gratitude list, aren’t I? 😀 With the spring break and a small vacation trip and a million other things which I don’t remember at the moment, I forgot to write my gratitude post for the month on time. Better late than never, isn’t it? 🙂
February gave me many good memories and moments. Meeting some old friends unexpectedly, and being a regular at working out at the gym are the highlights.
Without further ado here is my gratitude list for February:
- Meeting friends from college unexpectedly and devouring a nice time together after more than 11 years. What made me happier was learning the fact that how easy and effortless it was to talk to them. Distance and time fail to create a barrier between friends. In fact, I felt that the distance and time had played a role in opening up without reservations, now that we are grown ups with responsibilities craving to relive those good old college days.
- Being a regular at the gym. My relationship with the gym was always very short lived. I was always afraid of working out on the treadmill let alone ellipticals and weight lifting. Now I am jogging on the treadmill between brisk walks and using elliptical as if it is my birthright and even trying out different weight lifting equipment. I was worried that lifting weight would cause more back pain but it turns out I am pain-free after I workout. Isn’t that awesome?
- Volunteering at Kanna’s school. This had been in my mind for quite a long time. But the incredible fear to encounter new things kept me away despite finding many opportunities to volunteer. When one day a mail popped in my inbox asking for volunteers as classroom rep from Kanna’s school, I signed up as the classroom rep for Kanna’s class.
- Organizing a family picnic for Kanna’s class. So, as a classroom rep that was the first task – to organize a family picnic. From choosing the location to emailing all the parents with the necessary information including the potluck details – it was fun and exciting. And the picnic was a wonderful experience, meeting all the parents and his class teacher and talking to them. Kids had the most fun. I was so happy when everyone thanked me for organizing the event. Who knew I could do all that!
- Saying NO when need be. I tend to fill up my to-do list with a whole lot of tasks which most often stay on the list feeding to my I-am-not-efficient feeling. Over the years, I’ve learned to say NO to others when I know I can’t commit. But saying NO to myself was a whole new ball game. So when at the end of February, Write Tribe announced the much loved week-long episode of Festival of Words, I was in two minds. One where I wanted to participate, and another where I was certain that taking part in a daily blogging challenge when I already had a lot on my plate would be the perfect invitation for another stress attack. So I said NO to myself and successfully stayed away from participating. I did miss the fun and daily writing. But I am not stressed out. It took a lot of willpower, my dears.
- Reading. It was a gratifying month reading wise – both books and blogs. I have to update my reading log somewhere before I forget the books I read as I don’t participate in reading challenges it’s only natural of me to forget which books I read on a month after some time.
- Blogging. I have published only 5 posts in total – 2 here and 3 in Void Thoughts. I am working to change that. In March, my post count is even worse, but I am keeping the faith that I would get things together in April.
- Friends. Of course, I already covered this point. But friends. They do deserve a special mention when they are there for you. I am taking time out of my weekly schedule to call and chat with my friends, both virtual and real. It helps me. I hope it helps them, too.
- Driving. Every time I drive my kids and husband to their destinations, I feel thankful that I learned to drive. It is such an important skill to live here. Driving makes me independent. In fact, driving makes me a dependable person. My family knows. 🙂
- Learning. I have started to study for an exam. In fact, that was the reason for my busy-ness these days. My initial timeline proved to be a flawed one. So studies are continuing, panic is settling in, hope is fizzling out half the time, brightening up at other times, and thus my sail continues.
So that’s about it. I am grateful for the many little moments of joy that drove me to write this despite being so late in writing the gratitude list. I just couldn’t let it go. I am thankful for my daily gratitude journal reminding me that I have good things to count on.
How was your February? Have you started writing your gratitude list for March? 🙂
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