In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
– Albert Camus
things that make me happy: #wordlesswednesday
Life has a way of throwing curve balls our way, just when we least expect it to. And whoever said that the New Year would spell “happy, new beginnings” got it all wrong.
Well, today happens to be a challenging day, and the year did not start on a very promising note either. So, I thought the best thing I could do to uplift my mood was to write and post happy pictures from the days gone by. (Writing is my pick-me-up, and then there is gratitude that works for each one of us, doesn’t it?)
Due to various life challenges, blogging has taken a backseat for sometime now. And that makes me unhappy. Probably because expressing myself makes me the happiest, especially when I do so with written words. It’s like a pick-me-up. It lifts the pall of gloom and nourishes my soul like no other.
Today I’m posting these little snippets from my life that perked me up in the recent months, and made 2018 a comforting year, despite the immense challenges.
The first one is Unagi (or Eel), on a bed of rice (my Featured Image). This happens to be my most favourite Japanese meal. It was a cosy meal I cherished with my family, just when the winters had set in.
The second one are these exotic Frangipani blooms I chanced upon at a dear friends home, just when I was stepping out to leave. The three of us had spent a subliminal afternoon discussing life and its vagaries.
The Salad was whipped up on a sudden whim on a busy weekday morning. It kick-started our day on a fresh, healthy note. Thanks to a doctor friend, I mostly start my day with salads apart from a toast and fruits, and I am so glad I do. After all salads and soups are my favourite meal.
Last but not the least, this Card was probably sketched by me in high school, for a dear friend who had then got engaged. I was stunned when she sent it to me as a WhatsApp message recently. I was so touched to see that she has preserved it till date, as it’s been over thirty long years now! What a precious treasure of life this. More precious than diamonds and platinum for me.
I’m glad I wrote this post today. I feel a lot more better, and grateful for life’s little gifts. Amen!
Our linky is open now to all of you, for your smashing #WordlessWednesday posts. Please forgive me for the tardy post this time. I was away travelling and still reeling under the side-effects of attending a grand Bengali-Indian Wedding and a road trip to our ancestral home.
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- Post a picture on your blog that speaks for itself. It could be from your adventures, experiments, life’s quirky moments, travels or just plain random shots. Absolutely anything that stoked your being.
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- We’d love it if you read, comment and share all the posts linked here.
See you on the other side of the frame.
Also linking up with the kind-hearted, Vidya Sury’s, Gratitude Circle