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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Positivity Week (Day 1)

Nothing interesting to write on the blog all this month. For me, the highlight of this month was that I would be going to the A.R.Rahman concert! Unfortunately, the concert got cancelled and since then I have been moping around coz I was REALLY looking forward to it!


So when I saw this post on Preeti's blog! I jumped in, coz I have always wanted to focus on being positive and looking at the brighter side...and what a lovely idea to do just that! I strongly believe that 'Happiness is a state of mind' and if you make a conscious effort, you can always be happy. Yes, we all do feel low at times and its ok to falter....just remember not to dwell on the negatives! I try not to! :)


As Preeti suggests, starting from today, for the next 7 days - I am going to write 5 things that made me feel happy or grateful.

1. I am grateful for the steaming cup of coffee (with a touch of cinnamon, for good health) that my darling husband makes for me every single day while I am in 'blink' mode! I am not a morning person and it takes some time for me to come back to reality, literally!! It makes me feel really good that he understands that and I love the gesture! I also thank him every single day coz I never take anything for granted!


2. My friend M pings me almost every day with a ' Hello Darling' or a ' Good morning sweetheart' virtually and it puts a huge smile on my face everyday when I read it. Very few people call me or address me with endearments like that and mean it. The green light next to her name is reassuring even if we are not chatting or having a conversation all the time. The virtual world is such a boon and of course, my friend is a big blessing in my life!

3. From the time I have known that Amma and Anna are visiting me, I wake up with a smile thinking I am getting closer to seeing them! I am super excited and thrilled that they are visiting even if it is for a short while.

4. I feel very good when S and I discuss our respective days at work and have a nice chat when we get home at the end of a tiring day. We have a fabulous view of the Eiffel Tower ( another aspect I am very grateful for!) from our Living Room and Kitchen...so we enjoy each other's company, conversations and the fabulous view at night when its all lit up while we cook together or have a snack or just sip tea or coffee!

5. I felt really good when I sprayed on some Coco Chanel Perfume ( very French, huh?), as I got ready to go to work! My friend gave it to me just like that when we met yesterday! It was really thoughtful of her and such a bonus for me to get a gift for no reason! How cool is that and what a lucky bum am I?

I am also grateful to Preeti for this lovely impromptu surprise she gave me...you brought a huge grin on my face (all day!) , Preeti! and a BIG THANK YOU :)

10 comments:

SV said...

i like your list, esp. considering that i'm @ no.1!

Preeti Shenoy said...

Happy u are doing this with me!

Its working so far :P Hope same enthu lasts till end of 7 days..We will cheer each other up for sure!

Your list did make me smile! Esp the perfume! I am a big fan of them too!

Thanks for the mention and thanks for joining!
Cheers
preeti

Vivek Nanda said...

Absolutely wonderful thoughts..so nice of your husband to get you early morning coffee...I'm like you and people like us really know what it takes to prepare the bed-tea/coffee :)...Kudos to Preeti and You both..Cheers to positivity.

Lavanya said...

This is very nice...Not so surprisingly...we all let the small things slip by...and get to us...

Keep it going.... :)

I am writing my own list..just that idon't have anywhere to post it...

Pretty Woman said...

SV,

:) You are always on my priority list! Most good things in my life begin with you...

Pretty Woman said...

Preeti,

:) Yayyyyyy!!! We will definitely cheer each other....I am glad I could make you smile...

Pretty Woman said...

Vivek Nanda,

I truly appreciate it :)...and your positive vibes are awesome too! thank you :)

Pretty Woman said...

Lavanya,

Absolutely! :) Why don't you add your list as a comment here? I would love to read yours too! :)

Shruthi said...

nice list :) waiting for the rest :)

Pretty Woman said...

Shruthi,

:) It does make you feel good...why don't you do it too, if you have the time?