Hello friends! How are you all doing?
My weekly gratitude came to a halt last week as we were stuck at home with cold, cough, fever, sore throat, and headache. It’s been 2 weeks, but the bug hasn’t left us completely yet. My head was feeling constantly heavy and cloudy. It hurt when I tried to think. It was a very annoying and defeating feeling for me. So I couldn’t write down my gratitude thoughts because I didn’t feel much grateful when I was sick and I couldn’t pause to think, reflect, and write.
Now I am feeling a lot better. I am thankful for being able to think again without hurting my head.
My little one still suffers from a cold and cough. It is difficult when he is ill because he then needs me all the time and I can’t do the things I want to do. However, I am grateful that he is not running too high a temperature like last time and is responding positively to medicines.
I finished reading Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and absolutely loved it. The narration was absolutely delectable. I can talk about this book forever. Kya’s loneliness made me shed copious amounts of tears. The way she learns life skills and carves a beautiful life for her while battling loneliness is a hauntingly beautiful tale. It’s inspiring and moving at the same time. I felt gratitude for being able to read this marvelous book. This might be a fictional character, but this book left me the message – ‘anything is possible’.
It’s the truth – anything is possible. We tend to complain about the absence of that one ingredient, even though we have ten other ingredients available, be it anything in life. We focus on what is lacking and make our days miserable. We say “It’s so cold and windy. Damn weather!” Instead of saying “It’s so cold and windy. I am so thankful for my house and bed and blankets keeping me warm.” I find it’s so irritating when I hear the never-ending complaints, even if it starts from my own head. So, now, every time I hear myself listening to complaints in my head or from someone else, I deliberately say three things that make me feel good at that moment. The truth is we have so many blessings to count in our daily life. I am just trying to remind myself of those blessings again and again.
Writing didn’t happen as much as I would have liked, yet I found myself scribbling down pieces of poetry and musings in my journal. I am not able to bring a rhythm to my writing routine. As in, there is no particular writing routine. I remember those days when I used to wake up at 5 just so I can write without any interruptions. I need to do that. As I said earlier, anything is possible. I can do it if I want to do. There is no point in cribbing about what I am not doing.
My weeks have been uneventful yet fulfilling. I felt equally tired and calm these past two weeks. Though I felt tired due to headaches and fever, I am grateful that I could rest too. True ‘Life is not always a bed of roses’. But life is not always a bed of thorns either.
How was your week?