Living Life to the Fullest

Imagine yourself on your deathbed. No, really! Take a moment and imagine that. Will you be happy that you lived your life in the best way possible? Will you have a sense of satisfaction that you pursued all your dreams and made them come true? Or would you be wringing your hands in despair thinking … Continue reading Living Life to the Fullest

Step by Step Approach to Incorporate Gratitude in Your Life Every Day

You all know what I have been through for the past several months and I will spare you a retelling of the dismal details. In the midst of the dark days of my soul, a dear friend L called me. She was doing this exercise in gratitude every day where she would write and give … Continue reading Step by Step Approach to Incorporate Gratitude in Your Life Every Day

Thankful for the Weirdest Things

This is not my regular Thanksgiving post, giving thanks for all my blessings, blah, blah, blah. The brainwave for this post came about when I was washing dishes - anyone who knows me knows how much I hate doing dishes. As I sunk my fingers into the dishwashing detergent (because the dish rag was dirty), … Continue reading Thankful for the Weirdest Things

Being Grateful When You Don’t Feel Like It.

  It's hard to remember to be grateful when things are going well. Now being grateful when your whole life is falling apart? That's just impossible, right? And no my life is not falling apart, though I like to pretend it is every time the temperature drops below zero. Subzero temperatures here in Seattle have … Continue reading Being Grateful When You Don’t Feel Like It.

On Gratitude and Giving

This is one of my favorite topics, so forgive me if I keep rehashing it and presenting it in yet another blog to you. Drawing from my earlier post on nature versus nurture, I had the good fortune of knowing three very generous ladies. Two of them were my grandmothers and one was my 'adopted' … Continue reading On Gratitude and Giving

A Heart Full of Gratitude

It is with utmost joy that I write (and now type) this post. A long awaited dream of mine has come true. Roll back to the second post I wrote (The Work Saga -http://www.punctuatelife.com/2012/02/13/the-work-saga/) and you'll know what I'm talking about. I got a job! A real job! One that pays! It's been less than a … Continue reading A Heart Full of Gratitude

The Chennai Chronicles – Part 4 (Family and Final Week)

My four-part travelogue will not be complete without mentioning my wonderful family and the good times we had together. My parents and in-laws live in Chennai and that makes life easy for us...or not! My trip to Chennai in 2011 was spent shunting between the two houses! This time we had a better plan and … Continue reading The Chennai Chronicles – Part 4 (Family and Final Week)