I wrote my first gratitude post in September. But I don’t really maintain a gratitude journal and had to dig through my memories to get there. So, I almost did not write a gratitude post for October. To be sure, the month could be best termed as more of the same. Definitely, nothing out of the ordinary was in there. Same old thing. Be a judge yourself.
a few adorable mommy moments
online shopping for pants
a couple of festivals and a birthday
a fight that resolved itself
online shopping for groceries
read up online on how to be a better mother(there is a lot of literature out there promising to be useful). Google is my friend. My latest searches have ranged from ‘How do new mothers get a moment of peace?’, to ‘pants online’, to ‘whats happening to me?!!’.
declared poetry as my current calling (until I move on to the next big itch that won’t go away until I pour my heart and soul into it). For a generous dose of poetry go here.
signed up for Nanopoblano and became a Pepper(where you write every day in November. Don’t question me too closely about being a pepper, still figuring it out though sometimes its all so clear)
Hmm.. Nothing truly stood out. No drama in there. So where is the story to tell?
But somewhere along the line, it struck me as that is exactly what I should be grateful for. I am truly thankful for this normal month with not many ups and downs. I enjoy my currently boring life where there is not much drama. I don’t want any. Keep it away from me!
Also, I would like to use this opportunity to acknowledge someone:here is a shout out to Pepper Leader Ra(do click for a read) for being amazing, continuing to see the good in people but mainly sharing and writing so brilliantly that it is truly inspirational to those of us trying to step into this fascinating world of the written word.
Before I am done with this post, how can I not share a poem
see the beauty
in the stillness of the moon
feel the slow rhythm of the leaves
flowing to a leisurely wind
breathe in the aroma
of the spider lily’s bloom
bite into that pepper slowly
feeling the heat spread within
enjoy life through the small things
small things make it worth it.
NaNoPoBlaNo Day 10
Gratitude circle with VidyaSury