Thursday, May 26, 2022
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Weekly Gratitude – 2 #SoulfulSunday

“No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.” – James Allen

Another week of January just went by. It’s time for my weekly gratitude post.

I would say the week that has gone by, was a good one. Not an extraordinary one. Not a week where I checked off all items on my to-do list. Nevertheless, it was a good one.

I got a bit of clarity and started off with a course, which I hope to finish to the best of my ability. I am enjoying the learning process and not at all bored with it. However, I find myself spending more time learning, less time writing and blogging. That, I felt a drawback. Now, this has been my problem always. When I am drawn toward some task, I end up neglecting everything else on the list. Sometimes, it is a book I am reading and sometimes it is a TV show I am watching. I need to master the art of balancing. At least, remember not to neglect the other items on my to-do list to the extend where I feel utterly bad at the end of the day.

Having said that, I am grateful for the clarity that set me on a new path and starting every day of last week learning something that excites me.

While I am talking about learning, I would like to share that I love Skillshare. It is a platform where tons of classes on different topics like photography, journaling, poetry, illustration, etc. are available. You can enjoy unlimited classes with a yearly subscription. If you would like to try out a 30 day trial, here is the link.

The week ended with my planner arriving on my doorstep. I went ahead and created a planner for 2022 which is available on Sadly, it is not available on other Amazon marketplaces. I am new to this publishing process, and I have a lot to understand about this. I have been wanting to create a planner on print, but my limiting knowledge had put me off from going further. I am delighted that finally I took the plunge and made this planner available.

My current read Where The Crawdads Sing is going at a slow pace. Kya’s story is making me sad every time I pick up the book. The narration is absolutely captivating, so although I get this overwhelming feeling reading the book, I am finding it difficult to put the book down.

Also, I am done with another book from The Nancy Drew Mysteries. On my Kindle app, under Kindle Vella, so many serial story suggestions appeared and one weak moment when curiosity got the better of me, I started off reading with a story from those suggestions. The Marriage Auction is off to a good start. I don’t normally read these many books in a single week. Where The Crawdads Sing is a physical book which I don’t prefer reading before bed. I always open the Kindle app on my phone to read at night. Our public library offers such a wide variety of ebooks that I keep surfing for books in the digital section. I’m thankful that I can access all these wonderful books.

Last week, we created a few more paintings again. I am getting addicted to acrylic pour painting. It’s messy, yet elegant. Fluid, yet adamant. Simple, yet complicated. Sort of like me, I feel. 🙂

Covid cases are on a rapid surge where we live. Thankfully, things are okay with us so far. I pray for a better tomorrow when everyone, not just the privileged population, gets to live comfortably.

This was my last week. It was mostly busy, but I could’ve managed to do some more.

As we are welcoming another week, I feel grateful for all the things that went right and hopeful for all the things that could’ve gone right.


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

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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..(

4 thoughts on “Weekly Gratitude – 2 #SoulfulSunday

  1. First of all, big congratulations on the planner, Vinitha! That’s one amazing thing you’ve created this year!! The layout and the pastel colours look so lovely. Well done on that!! And the fluid paintings you and your boys have been creating have come out so pretty. Keep them coming—there’s so much more to explore on that front. And as I always say, keep sharing them too. :))

    Glad to see you’ve got a lot of plans for the coming days. And you know what, you’re already balancing reading, writing, doing the online courses, creating paintings alongside the regular household chores. To be honest, that’s a lot. Juggling, as you know, is a challenge for most of us and we are all in it, trying to get it right—at least that’s the hope that keeps us going, right?

    On that note, I wish you more creativity and plenty more exploration and fun, as you delve deeper with more exciting things in the coming days. Keep up the optimism, the enthusiasm and the great work.

    Cheers and best wishes for another awesome week ahead, Vinitha.

    1. Thanks, Esha. You are always generous and kind in showering encouraging words. 🙂 The planner can do with a lot of improvements. But I like using it. It is tailored to most of my needs. And, having it in my hands made me supremely happy.
      Thank you for your continued support, dear! 💕

  2. Congratulations on creating a planner, Vinitha! It’s something I’ve been thinking of too since a while but don’t know where to even start with it! And yay for learning new things! I think that’s always exciting.

    1. Thanks, Shinjini.
      I created the entire thing in Canva. If you need any help let me know. I will be creating a tutorial on how to create a planner using Canva later. Meanwhile, you can find tons of tutorials on the subject on YouTube. You can also create a planner on PowerPoint, Google Slides, or any other design platform you are comfortable with. I remember your beautiful year-end workbook. I am sure you will be able to create a fabulous planner with no trouble at all.

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