This is something I started two years ago and get excited about doing every year. Some of you have also taken this up and I’m sure you find it as rewarding as I do. This month was wonderful, with a trip to see fall colors and also a trip to the beach. I also took some time to pamper myself. And when I was having a rough week and wasn’t feeling particularly thankful, a friend gave me a wonderful card and bookmark reminding me that, “There is always something to be thankful for!”
I am thankful for my job and the financial independence that comes with it.
I am thankful for my hybrid car and chargers at work.
I am thankful for the beautiful fall colors that everyone can enjoy.
Day 4 (Trip to western NC to see fall colors)
I am thankful for vacations and the opportunity to unwind and take a break from the routine.
I am thankful for my good health and energy that helps me accomplish all that I need to do at work and home.
I am thankful for a full pantry and the ability to generously donate to those who need help.
I am thankful for my beautiful home that keeps me safe and sheltered.
I am thankful for the produce from my garden. (Okra, tomato, spinach, mint, oregano, and carrots.)
I am thankful for my beautiful children, Anjali and Nitin. They fill my heart with joy and pride.
I am thankful for my parents and for their support, love, and faith in me.
I am thankful for the infinite and omnipresent source of all love and light. For guidance, grace, and infinite miracles.
I am thankful for technology. It helps me keep in touch with friends and family around the world.
I am thankful for my brother Dinesh Damodran. He is a bag of surprises. One day he is at a Vipasana meditation retreat and the next day he is cooking zafrani pulao for friends. He is not afraid to try new things and I’m always eager to hear about his latest adventure. Happy birthday Dini. May the next year be filled with new adventures and happy travels.
I am thankful for my brother Rohit Singh. For all the laughs and for being so protective of me. Here’s wishing you happiness and success always.
I am thankful for powerful women who are my role models. Dadima you are #1 on the list. Whenever I feel stymied I just ask myself, what would dadi do? I love you and miss you. Waiting for the day we will meet again.
I am thankful for the men in my life who treat women with respect. They set the standards for everyone else. #1 on my list is my dad.
I am thankful for friends like Namami Ghosh. Sometimes talking to a friend who will just listen is the best therapy.
I am thankful for meditation, reiki, and quiet time to rejuvenate my spirit.
I am thankful for a good education and most importantly the discernment that comes with it. And also for the varied life experiences that have shaped me.
I am thankful for teachers (Mabel Erevelles and Nirupama Prasad) and gurus, both in this world and beyond for inspiring me, saving me many times over, and for helping me evolve as a person.
I am thankful for Karen Warmbein and her friendship. Today, she brightened up my day with this beautiful card.
Thankful for a day dedicated to giving thanks, good food, and family. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
I am thankful for warm clothes and heating and for wonderful friends who warm my heart.
Day 24 (Trip to Myrtle Beach, SC)
I am thankful for beaches and oceans, my happy place. I am thankful for myself because today I picked up a lot of trash from the beach.
I am thankful for sacred space, to get away from the maddening world and just be with myself.
I am thankful for time. Time to volunteer, read, bake, take walks, meditate, and sleep. Thankful for more than enough time to do the things I love.
I am thankful for efficient appliances that help me manage my chores without a maid. I am thankful for all the women who did chores for me when I was growing up. Only now do I really appreciate what they did.
I am thankful for my aunt Raji S Nair for always being there for me and praying for me. Love you Valliamma.
I am thankful for my blog, creativity, and my way with words.
I am thankful for all the blessings coming my way – all the joy, abundance, laughter, good times, and love.
What are you thankful for? I’d love to hear from you!