Thursday 29 July 2010

Seven days of positivity day7

1) I'm thankful that I was able to vocalise my thoughts during the meeting at office.

2) I'm thankful for the rains

3) I'm thankful that mil has prepared everything for tomorow's puja and HD has agred to buy the 1/2 stuff that is yet to be bought.

4)I'm thankful that I've been able to do this post tag for all seven days

5)I'm thankful that HD is willing to take me abroad inspite of the hefty flight tickets.

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Seven days of positivity: day 5

1) I'm thankful that I've been able to find out a work around for the bug which I thought could not be fixed. (I'm reiterated the fact that if one door closes, there are (is) other ones that are wide open!)

2) I'm thankful that Hd is back from his trip.He had been out of town only for two days, but the two days were like years to me.

3) I'm thankful for the cool weather in the city I live in.

4)I'm thankful that I was able to go to the temple, round Lord Ganesha for 21 times as mom said, went to the fruit shop to buy fruits and inspite of the the other mind was insisting on getting back home, I dragged myself to the goshala and fed the cows.

5) I'm thankful for the time (read free) I get in office these days which I can use for learning

Monday 26 July 2010

Seven days of positivity: day4

1) I'm thankful for the fact that I'm able to come over to this space and make an attempt to think about those that I'm grateful for and jot down here.If not for this exercise, I'm not sure if I would be thankful enough..

2) I'm thankful that I have a job and I'm able to put the brains to use , if not always, atleast most of the times. I'm also thankful that with this income, I'm able to spend on quality food.

3) I'm thankful to have a colleague who gives a missed call every single day a few minutes before the bus would arrive at my stp. If not for the missed call, everyday would end up in a race with time..I'm also grateful that the company bus comes right at my door step and I need not walk far to catch the bus and the transport to nd fro from the office has become much simpler, inspite of the distance.

4) I'm grateful for a colleague (a new one to the company who tarvels in the same bus as I) who graciously accepted to seat himself in the third seat instead of his usual second one. When I told him that I'm having problems (because of the bumpy roads and the rash driving) sitting in the 3rd seat and if he could leave the second seat for me, he accepted immediately. I dont know your name(I'll make it a point to get your good name tomorow), but I thank you , Mr whole heartedly.

5) I'm thankful that the laptop did not suffer any injury when it fell down from the seat in the bus (though the active key got a major change in form, but still, it works in its weired posture). Else,I'll have to spend a day or two reapiring the same.Thank you laptop and active key!! If not for you, I wouldn't have been able to complete this post today.

Sunday 25 July 2010

Seven days of positivity: Day 3

I can feel how difficult it can be to stay positive, nevertheless, I'm enjoying the ride and would like to challenge myself and raise the bar every single day to think , talk and act positively.

Here are the five things for which I'm grateful for today:

1) I had a good nap (read sleep) for 3 straight hours. I'm thankful that I'm able to take rest whenever I want to (most of the times)

2) For having the time to read. (Currently, I'm reading Stones into Schools)

3) For having the opportunity waht great parents I'm blessed with in comparison with parents of someone else's..

4) For accquiring the wisdom to ignore those that disturb me and whose actions irritate me.

5) For having the "let me give it a try" attitude I'm blessed with.

Saturday 24 July 2010

Seven days of positivity : Day 2

The five things for which I'm grateful and thankful for today are:

1) For having a SIL who came over today to help with cooking for guests (when she herself was meant to be a guest for lunch)

2) For being able to dine at Chilies and shell out a good amount on the bill

3) for having the luxury to buy a car and the freedom to choose the car of my choice.

4) For a great gynaecologist who is very hopeful, positive and optimistic that I would conceiev very soon and that she could support me with good medicines and such and for reassuring that I'm normal and that I'll be able to deliver a happy and a healthy baby.

5) I'm thankful that I'm now trying (and even implementing) to ignore those that disturb me and try to just let go.I'm thankful that some force is enabling me to change , for the better.

See ya tomorow

Thursday 22 July 2010

Positivity Galore - Day 1

Seeing the "Seven days of positivity " post on Preeti's (none other than the Just a mother of two fame Preeti Shenoy) blog and in someone elses' too yesterday (which happens to be the second day) , I've been in a dilema whether to take it up or as usual another part of my mind (the evil one) , the lazy one, had the excuse that "it is going to be difficult, can i do it 7 days in a row , it salready second day, i've missed the first day, so, let me do it some other time(as if I would have taken it had I seen the post on the first day itself!!!, Finally, now, I've decided to give a dman to my procastinating and lethargic attitude and give it a try..

If a post on positivity can influence a slothful being like me, then, imagine how much being positive most of the times (at this point, i dont believe in being positive and hopeful every moment of our lives is possible at all..Probably, I would change in due course, but for now, I cant come to terms with leading a life that is full of optimism and gratitude , at all times, even at times of utmost difficulty) can change one's life for the better.

Here are the five things that I'm most grateful for today and always:

1) For blessing me with wonderful , amazing, great, parents. When I become a mother, if I can try to emulate a small percentage of the affection and love showered on us, numerous sacrifices that they have mdae so that our needs and wants are met, the patience with which they have endured many a harsh words from us, hope and confidence they instil in us, and being a pillar/rock of support for us , I would be happy with myself.

2) For my little sister..(When did she grow up? Is it the same lil bundle that I saw a few hours after her birth has grown an inch taller than me now? )She is the one who has brought in adundant happiness to our family, she is the one who has brough in Godess Lakshmi along with her. You brought a meaning to my childhood and now, for the last few years, when I'm undergoing a difficult time in life, you are the one who is giving sensible, practical advice . I love you appu.

3) For a great husband. Yes, there, I've said it. For all your love , support , for enduring the numerous temper tantrums that I throw up (hey, its for you to be ready for the tantrums that our kid will do), for having been patient through the initial years, for giving me the space to be myself , for not enforcing any rules on me, I'm grateful. You are the Best! I love you appu!!

4) For understanding in-laws .I shall edit this point may be later..But,many time,s I do understand how fortunate I've been in having a mil who provides us with delicious food every single day, for allowing me to sleep till mid-morning, for taking care of our house and keeping it spic and span, for relieving me the burden to having to juggle home and work..Thank you mil .

5) For well-meaning friends..Though they are only a handful of them, I'm grateful for having a relationship where in I can talk to him/her after a gap of many years and still begin from where we left.For the hope and optimism, for the courage, for pointing out my flaws, for the advices,for giving me a chance to learn for your ingherent goodness, I'm priviledged to be friends with you all , Suvi, Kalai, Aish,Preethi and Baalu.

6) I'm grateful for this human life bestowed on me. Thank you Almighty.

7) Preeti, thank you starting this and being a reason for spreading optimism and cheer.

8) I'm also feeling happy that I was able to complete this post..This achievement(of writing this post)has gone deep inside and now I'm not in a confused state as I was atthe beginning of the day.

Monday 12 July 2010

The not so womanly things in me

This is a tag that I'm picking up and here it goes:

1) I do not visit the beauty parlour. Infact, I've visited the parlour only for my wedding.

2) I wonder how people use lipsticks, eyelines, mascaras, day in and day out. I dont have a wee bit interest in them. I dont wear high heels. Dont own more than 2 pairs of sandals at a time.

3) I'm a casual dresser. I dont concenterate too much on what I wear or how I look.

4) I have driven a vehicle (TVS50 to be excat) with 4 people in the pillion seat.

5)I was the official grocery buyer, provision buyer, etc.Have not eneterd kitchen before marriage.

6) Have travelled alone, in buses whose name boards I couldnt read, in buses where I was the only female travelling, boarded and travelled in a train from Delhi to my native without a ticket!!

7) I cringe to take money from Hd. I would rather not buy anything for myself if I cannot afford it, than using his money in indulging for the same.

8) I dont use handbags. Have always used wallets meant to be used by men. Dont own womanly purses.

9) Get angry very often (i think traditionally, its the privilege of men to get bouts of anger every now and then).

10) I have a loud voice,i should make conscious effort to speak softly or should be admist starngers so that the vocal chords dont open up too much.

11) During my childhood, have been adamant to wear pattu pavadai and my parents (dad especially) have cajoled me very hard to make me accept to wear the long skirt. Have preferred boyish dresses during primary years. And now, (4 kazhutha vayasu ana appuram), I yearn to wear pattu pavadai, half skirt for which I'm too old now.

12) I'm not a compulsive shopper, and cant retain interest in shopping for more than an hour or max two.

I'm impressed

at how literally every other blog that I put my eyes on has been written so impressively exhibiting a total command and fluency in the language. And for me, I compose a lot of posts, not really posts, but matter to say in my head, but when I sit down to type, I'm at loss of ideas or words.Has anyone had this kinda feeling or am I the one who is inadequate in expressing ?