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Weekly Gratitude – 4 #SoulfulSunday

This week was a replica of the previous ones. My time, mostly was spent on studying along with cooking, cleaning, dropping off and picking up my children to and from their school, and so on.

My reading wasn’t up to my satisfaction as I stopped reading one of my current reads. I won’t be picking up The Marriage Auction to finish because it started to get complicated for my taste. And that’s okay.

Reading for one’s pleasure has the merit of ditching a book and starting another one as one fancies.
I spent more time watching this week and that took away my reading time. As I get interested in something, I tend to get absorbed in that. It’s my weakness. This week I will be mindful of my watching time. I will watch only after finishing at least a slice of my work. And I will watch only when I do some boring tasks like folding the clothes.

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
—Anthony Robbins

Quotes

Last week I read an interesting book ‘A New Leaf For Lyle’ a children’s book, written by my blogger friend Holly Jahangiri. The disappointment from the half-read book was satiated by this simple yet fabulous book by Holly which taught me a wonderful lesson. I will be reading this one to my 5-year-old one of these days.

I wrote a lot more last week, but unfortunately, I didn’t share anything on any platforms. I get disappointed every time I do this. What’s the point of writing when I don’t share? If I don’t share what I write, I will not be motivated to improve my writing. So this week I’m committed to sharing something on the web daily. It could be as small as a six-word story, a haiku or even an essay. The objective is to write and share something somewhere. I have recently started an account on Substack and on Simily both of which are in desperate need of content as well as my Medium profile. And what about my blog! Void Thoughts are neglected most of the times. So is my podcast, my YouTube channels, Void Thoughts and Learning Space – none of them saw any new content, even though I have tons ready to be shared.
I am happy to report that last week I was more or less consistent on my workout schedule. Most days I practiced yoga, walked daily, did cycling three days, all in all I was satisfied with my movement over the week.

Last week started with my older one not feeling well. He got his vaccine the day before. The younger one also was slightly unwell midweek. Thankfully, both the boys were fine the next day.

Writing these weekly gratitude posts is helping me realize that even though I think I haven’t done much over the week, there are many things I’m doing in just one day. Most of time my days are repeated again and again. That doesn’t mean that I’m not doing anything. I’m putting effort on multiple things everyday, be it simple things like getting the kids ready in the morning and taking them to school or a difficult task like finishing off a chunk of the coursework I have signed up for.

I also volunteered and helped my son’s teacher with grading the assignments last week. It was a rewarding experience.
When I sat to write this post, I thought I had an uneventful week and nothing to write about. But reflecting on the week gone by is a great opportunity to recall the highs and lows that ensued and give thanks for making it through another week. I am pleased that the last week of January gave me beautiful experiences, like on Friday I got to spent almost 3 hours at home all by myself. That was an absolute treat for me as the husband has been working from home since the pandemic started, I never get to be alone at home and enjoy my solitude in peace. My solitude helps me think, write, and express. It gives me a liberating feeling.
I’m grateful for all the big and small moments that made me smile, pause and reflect, and count my blessings in the week that’s gone by.
January was good I would say. Not spectacular, not memorable, but it was kind to me. And, I was kind to me.

What else can I ask for!

What made you grateful this month?


Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa 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 “Weekly Gratitude – 4 #SoulfulSunday

  1. Glad to hear that you’ve been writing a lot, Vini. Had no clue about the Learning Space – just subscribed – good luck with that. I can see a lot of useful material there.
    You take care and have a wonderful, creative and joyful month ahead.

  2. “Last week I read an interesting book ‘A New Leaf For Lyle’ a children’s book, written by my blogger friend Holly Jahangiri. The disappointment from the half-read book was satiated by this simple yet fabulous book by Holly which taught me a wonderful lesson. I will be reading this one to my 5-year-old one of these days.” You should’ve heard my little squeal of joy, reading this! <3

  3. ” If I don’t share what I write, I will not be motivated to improve my writing. So this week I’m committed to sharing something on the web daily.” I feel the same way, and my self-imposed “keep it off the web” will end, as of midnight tonight. Well, somewhat. The last contest entry until September will be submitted at midnight. I really should keep more things to myself until they’ve been polished, entered and judged, or submitted and published – I still want to work on that. But not everything. Where’s the fun in that?

    I’m glad that your kids are feeling better. And at least you know it was likely just a side effect from the vaccine, just working its magic, proving they have immune systems that are learning and growing. Good news, that!

    My husband and I have been together more since the pandemic than at any other stretch of time throughout out marriage – 37 years. Isn’t that odd? The good news: We still like each other. That’s different from love; I think we can love each other, but not like each other very much. In our case, it’s both! 😀 The other good news? He understands and has no problem with my need for solitude and quiet time, and shares my love of travel. It’s been quite nice, this early retirement thing.

  4. This is such a wholesome post and a wonderful round up. So happy to see you writing consistently.

    Have a fruitful Feb.
    Love and laughter.

  5. I too have written a lot but not shared it. This week I want to start posting again. There are book reviews which are written and not posted. My WOTY post got buried under the all the things I set out to achieve. But when I look back at the month, like you say, I have a done a lot, a little here and a little there but moving towards my goals, just maybe not as fast as I wanted or thought I would.

What do you think? Please share! :)

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