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How Was Your Week? #SoulfulSunday

The question was simple and easy. The answer sure was simple and easy. But I couldn’t answer. 

Sometimes even the simple questions put you on the spot. Especially, if you struggle to answer!

Curious to know the question? How was your week – that’s the simple and easy question that made me sweat!

My week was actually good. It was productive, with a good amount of rest and relaxation. Yet I couldn’t answer as I couldn’t recall anything at that moment. I wrote every day. I blogged on some days. Studied one day. I learned new skills by trial and error on two other days. I realized what I am good at, how I want to spend my time, what I want to learn more about – in short, it was a fulfilling week. 

Yet, I stumbled. Of course, in a casual conversation, you can’t give the above answer. Maybe, you can. Still, I went with the quick and painless ‘good’ to describe my week. 

What made my week good, that question never came up. If it did, then I would have gone into the details of how every time I write, maybe the crappiest poem, it still makes me happy. Of course, I long to write an ‘uncrappy’ poem for a change one of these days. But, I love that I dare to write. 

On a not-so-good day, if I happen to remember that I can write, that I can sit with my journal, pen, and thoughts and fill my pages with words, that thought lights up my face.

I realize that there is more to happiness than we realize. It isn’t about owning expensive things. For me, it is a simple thought that ‘I can’. And last week it was ‘I can write’ that made me happy. And for that I am grateful!

How was your week? What made you happy last week?


Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, formulated by Esha and supported by ShilpaAnamika, and yours truly.

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Vinitha
Vinitha

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(http://thevoidthoughts.com) and Reflections..(https://www.vinithadileep.com)

5 thoughts on “How Was Your Week? #SoulfulSunday

  1. So much goes into our day that makes it good and yet, some days we feel stuck up on something that is not-so-good and it’s funny how we don’t think much about how we got things done, managed to pull off a difficult task, met deadlines, got food on the table and did our bit to make life easy for everyone and managed to write something be it crappy or “uncrappy”, however we describe it. It isn’t a mean feat, Vinitha and yet, like you, I too feel exactly the same about describing how my week went. I’m just so grateful that we are writing through our highs and our lows and our not-do-good days and sharing our feelings and emotions here. It makes such a lot of difference to how we cope with whatever we are going through now.
    Wishing you another productive week ahead, Vinitha. Looking forward to more poetry, more fiction, more videos and more tutorials coming from you!!!
    You truly inspire us, Vinitha.
    <3

  2. What do you mean by crappy poem, Vini? Don’t say crappy. The fact that you can write is itself wonderful! Everything that we write or create, we find crappy. And, that’s the sign of a true artist! So, my dear, you are a true blue artist and you have the courage to share your words with the world and that makes you a winner!
    Congrats on having such a productive week, dear girl! May this week too turn out to be productive. Wish you a great week! And, remember that line….”I can do it! “

  3. It’s so difficult to explain somethings and therefore we settle on words like ‘good’ or ‘fine’ or the opposite. There’s so much that goes into the making of a moment, a day, a week that it’s hard articulate. But most of all if we were to define our time spent, our attitude would be what counts! And you have a great one.

  4. Vinitha, next time you will be given a full 5 minutes to give a detailed answer to what made your week good. Is 5 minutes fine? Or should I make it 10 minutes? Okay, it is 10 minutes then 😀
    I have spelled it out in hindi above to the line which Shilpa wrote in english. Keep repeating that mantra on a daily basis 100 times a day.
    What makes my week happy? I enjoy a lot when I can make my friends smile. I enjoy much more when I can make them laugh.

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