Its never too late to . . .

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Last day of Jan 2010

It feels wonderful to think about the passing January. I know that I have had many resolutions gone awry but in spite of that it feels great to have been alive, healthy, warm, friendly and useful. I realise that I continue falling down but then I rise to know that I keep falling over and over. But I also know that I fall to rise again - with renewed energy and vitality. This month saw me meeting different people from many parts of the world and connecting to them. More than anything else, the human connection goes beyond any cultural conditioning.

I am quite happy with the way my work is progressing - slow and steady and I am burning with a zeal to overtake my present time limits when it comes to reading and writing on my thesis. The very desire fills me with a positivity of moving forward. I am glad and grateful for that.

When times were tiring, I am glad that I found sustainability in the word. I know that come what may, my God will always be there for me. I am filled with happiness and gratitude when I realise this power.

Many blogs have comforted, encouraged and sustained me when I needed something to make the race worthwhile.

I look forward to February and anticipate lovelier aspects. Here I come . . .

Thursday, 28 January 2010

28 Jan 2010

I am thankful today for:

* the visit to the graveyard in Kilpauk. This was my first visit there and I liked walking through rows and rows of the dead.

* the strength in spite of feeling a bit tired

* lovely hugs from friends

* reading Scott's blog post and feeling contemplative

* my transcription that I intended to complete

* the lovely thoughts of an impending journey

* the assuring thought that all shall be well

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

26 Jan 2010

Today I am happy and grateful for:

* A long cherished dream is finally coming to pass
* I have lovely people around to make me feel happy
* I don't resent any thing that has not made me feel happy
* There is so much work and I feel resourceful
* R for always being there
* The lovely students from Queens with whom its fun and joy to be with
* Lovely food that was made by my mom
* Getting something when I needed it the most but never thought would come
* Being alive, healthy, happy and cheerful
* ME

Monday, 25 January 2010

Wondering . . .

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; 
the wise grows it under his feet.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

16th Jan 2010

Reading Scott's blog posts always enliven me. Today I am grateful that I found his blog in the multitude of blogs in the world wide web.

* For the breeze that hit my face as I was pillion riding

* For meeting my professor and having a good conversation

*  Not possessing many talents but recognising the ones I do have

* For people who admonish me to show that they care

* For perseverance that sometimes amazes me

* Solitude that comforts me

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Bhogi day - 13th Jan 2010

In the Tamil Year calender, today is the day where the old is done away with and the new is invited into the lives and homes of people. I am glad to be penning down my gratitude for today.

* The talk which was arranged by me went off quite well
* Chaks for making this day special
* Getting into a hall meant for only guys
* For understanding many things about the human species
* For the simple truth that I am alive and super
* For the power of speech that proves to be my gift
* For life and the great blogs that I visited today

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Today's due

The year began on a lovely note. I have many things to be grateful for:

1. Today I am glad that I was able to go to church and listen to the word. It nourished, encouraged and stimulated me to look forward to a victorious life.

2. I was able to take some decisions for the coming days.

3. For the ability to see my weakness and not allowing it to drain me but enabling me to improve on them.

4. For a stimulating talk about my thesis with my closest friend.

5. For the ideas that crop during lazing hours.

6. Arranging a talk on cinema with an eminent person who is only known to me as 'Chaks' sans the glory and glitz.

7. For the workshop on 9th which went on well and left us breathless with the response received.

8. The songs which give me a vision and allow me to feel that nothing is impossible.

9. For the message 'we are more than conquerors.'

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Jan 2nd 2010

My gratitude today:

* Today my sister turned 26 and I'm grateful that she had a lovely evening with friends and family

* I managed to eat a lot and also decide that from tomorrow I shall return to the old system of cutting down on food

* For the warm feeling that passed through me when I thought about the bygone year

* For knowing that I am fearfully and wonderfully made

Friday, 1 January 2010

A wellspent year

Thinking of the passing year, I feel an assortment of emotions - loss, joy, triumphs, lessons, experience. If I had to list the things I am grateful for, I am afraid this post shall be way too long.

As I have entered the new year, I am grateful that I am alive, happy, possess a sound mind in a sound body, have people around me who cherish my presence and love me, bloggers who encourage me, my pastor who teaches and guides me, the word which sustains me and above all my Lord who never ever leaves me despite the fact that I have not been very faithful.

New year always brings new challenges, hopes, dreams and expectations. I just pray that this year, I shall be better than the last.

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce