Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Gratitude Random Thoughts

Being Grateful! #ChattyBlogs #WeekendCoffeeShare

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Almost 9 years ago I created a blog page for Void Thoughts as a way to keep track of my occasional poem scribbling habit. It was a spur of the moment doing. 3 years ago as a way to cope up with relocation to Worcester, UK, I decided to blog regularly and created this blog to share my parenting journey along with those enlightening thoughts that make me stay awake at night. I didn’t know that it was the beginning of something profound. Through these blogs, I found more than sharing a few random thoughts in the blogging world. I made friends here. Plenty of them. Enough to go running and ask for help when I needed. I am proud to say that I am in the company of many kind and compassionate bloggers here.

Pure strangers they were once, my friends they are now.

I never thought that it is possible to make such strong connections through sharing words which were formed in someone’s solitude. I never knew that what I made me happy or sad could have an impact on someone else, never a random stranger. I never realized that blogging is more than putting your words and thoughts out in the World Wide Web.

Thanks to blogging I now know how wonderful this world is. There are enough kind people here. The distance between a friend and a stranger is just a word away. I’m thankful that I gave in to mind’s nagging and found the courage to start blogging. I’m thankful!

I see these writing prompts all the time and I jump to write. I don’t remember completing even one such prompt in the recent past. That is because I couldn’t. The newest addition to our family is more than a handful. Believe me when say that he is 6 hands full. At 6 and a half months he started to pull himself up to a standing position. Now at 7 and half months, he is taking his first steps with support. He is trying to climb on the couch or table or on our legs or whatever grabs his attention. He is moving constantly making it impossible for me to cook or to go the bathroom or to sit down. Naturally, he falls over every other second. I’m on my toes, literally. I’m one tired mommy.

Then there are those giggles, kisses, hugs, playtimes, bonding between the brothers, all those stuff making life a lot better.

On one hand, I feel happy that this time will go fast, that he will grow up and I will get my uninterrupted sleep one day, even if I have to wait 3 years to get to that day. On the other hand, I feel sad that time will go fast, that he will grow out of this baby phase, that I will miss those cuddles, that today will be a memory of tomorrow. This commotion of happiness and sadness, doesn’t that make everything, I mean everything, even these sleepless nights, beautiful? If I am to look at the brighter side then I have something good going on now and I have something precious(my sleep) to look forward to in the future. So yes, I’m grateful for all these little joys making my smile a bigger one.


I had enjoyed a nice Mother’s Day last Sunday. Take a look at Kanna’s Mother’s day plan.

Kanna's Mother's day plans!
Kanna’s Mother’s day plans!

It makes me incredibly happy that he bothers to make a to-do list. I love making lists and my kid does too. I can’t say that without smiling wide. And yeah, he cares enough to make me happy. Aren’t I blessed to have him?


This is where my life is at right now. Grateful, tired and happy. Not a bad place to be at, huh?

Linking with Gratitude Circle at VidyaSury, #ChattyBlogs at Shanaya Tales and #WeekendCoffeeShare at Nerd In The Brain Gratitude-Circle-Vidya-Sury-Final-e1453801581346Chatty-Blogs-150x150Weekend-Coffee-Share-Nerd-in-the-Brain-4


An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts( and Reflections..(

32 thoughts on “Being Grateful! #ChattyBlogs #WeekendCoffeeShare

  1. This is so sweet and loved your son’s mother’s day list. Being thankful reminds us how blessed we are and it helps us to count our blessings.

    1. He did make me feel special. ? Yes Deepa, counting blessing and staying grateful for them always helps in bringing a positive effect. Thanks for visiting.

  2. I love the connections we make through blogging. And how cute is the to-do list for mother’s day! 😀

    1. Tell me about it, Sanch! If someone had told me a few years ago about the strength of blogging connections I wouldn’t have believed them then. But now I know. Sure Kanna made me feel special. ?

  3. Congrats on the 9th year anniversary. When I started blogging, you were one of the first bloggers who supported and encouraged. I’ve loved your journey- kanna’s tales and your reflections. Wishing you another 10.
    That mothers’ day list is so cute 🙂 let’s wait for the little one to grow up – he is going to learn from the best big brother 🙂

    1. Thanks, Parul. Though technically anniversary will be only in October somewhere. I always forget to do an anniversary post at that time. Silly me. I didn’t realize that you were only starting out as a blogger at that time. Your posts being all motivating and inspirational, who would have thought that you were new too? So glad to connect with you, Parul. My gems. 🙂
      Yeah, Kanna knows how to make me happy. From the looks of it little one will teach his big bro a thing or two. 🙂

  4. Grateful tired and happy – that sounds great dear Vinitha – I am so grateful to have connected with you through our passion for writing and blogging – love your way with words – keep it coming dear you:-)

    1. Thank you, dear Eli. And I am so grateful to have found you and your sweet poems. Hugs. 🙂

    1. Thanks Amie. I was over the moon. ? Blogging community consists of such an adorable bunch of people. I have made many friends through blogging. Thanks for visiting. ?

  5. Kanna is so sweet. I hope you enjoyed your Mother’s Day with the kiddos :
    Blogging surely is more than putting our thoughts out there. It’s the resonance which sometimes makes it so worthwhile.

    1. I did have a good day, Naba. Yep, the resonance makes all the difference motivating us to blog more. Hope you are doing good. Haven’t seen you around much online these days.

  6. You’re truly blessed! That to-do list is so cute of him to make. And yeah Blogosphere is a lot more than what we thought it was. 🙂

    1. I think so too, Dashy! Blogging definitely connects with like minded people from all over the globe. It’s amazing, isn’t it? ?

  7. I loved his to-do-list!!!! What an amazing kid you have there V!!!!
    Its nice to read your blog and yes blogging connectons have been really rocking my world for a while too!!!

  8. ‘Do whatever amma wants’ The kid knows EXACTLY what moms want on Mother’s Day 😉 This was a very heartwarming post. I can totally relate to the feeling of watching the kids grow and yet not wanting them to grow up too soon. Just yesterday I was watching my daughter and remembering the chubby, blubbering phase of hers. sigh… You’re doing fine, Vinitha. Be kind to yourself. This blog is always going to be here, for us all to come and say hello 🙂

  9. Wake up at 6:16 was quite specific and keeping out Acha out of his plan was very considerate 😀 😀 Coffee, present and doing whatever Amma wants is too cute. Meeting Kanna once and having read about him, I am sure he is the best son and the best big brother in the making.
    Blogging connections…both of us connected in August 2014, courtesy getting listed on Indiblogger the same day 🙂

  10. Aww! That is one adorable little ‘planning list’.
    I hear you Vinitha, although I’m still trying to cope with my ‘one’ – not quite sure how I’d have handled another.
    And yes, the years will fly and you will look back on this fondly.

  11. You’ve raised him well my friend. I am a compulsive list maker too, and now I see glimpses of that in my little guy as well, which makes me burst with joy and pride. Congratulations on the blog anniversary. Wishing you many many more.

  12. That to-do list was just the sweetest. And they do grow fast. Before you know it you will be laughing over all the hardships of their babyhood.

  13. Looks like I am the last one to read this. Congratulations on the anniversary! Blogging has opened a whole new lot of avenues for me. I am doing stuff which I never thought of a few years ago. The blogging community has been great. Otherwise, I would have seriously died of boredom due to lack of friends.

  14. This is such a cute post Vinitha. I am getting it- waiting for the day of uninterrupted sleep. Yes, it was 3 years. Wooo. this sibling bonding this is so lovely and a blessing.

  15. How cute is your little one!! and I wont blame you for being stuck between the dilemma of looking forward to him growing up and wanting him to stay the cute little cherub that he is. And that list- do whtever that amma wants. Just sooooooooooooo adorable. I could squish him!!!

  16. Eventually Vinitha, I have come to the conclusion that things always work out for the best. Blogging is an addiction too and I also feel that some of my best friends are virtual. As for kids- they are a pain but they are equally a joy. I doubt about getting the sleep though because there’s always something to worry about that keeps you tossing and turning. But indeed you are blessed. Stay so.

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