Gratitude Everyday – Day 5

It is overwhelming for me to note that even though I am not propagating my blog on any social media sites, there are people out there liking my gratitude posts. Which to me reiterates my point yesterday – the Universe is showering me with love and blessings already.


Day 5

Today I had a dentist appointment, and trust me nothing is more scary than sitting on that low chair, with your mouth open and having all pointy items being poked into your teeth and gums!! Although this being my 3rd regular cleaning appointment with him, I have now come to accept how those pointy things work and sometimes even ask the lady (whose face is almost inside my mouth) – “what is that for?”; I still feel pretty darned scared on every visit. Which is also the case that happens when I have my eye examination (hides face). The only place that does not scare me wrt. medical is a Gynec appointment and a general examination. I am often pretty cool with them. And with that long digressing recollection of my experiences (fear experience more like it) I’m sure you know where I am going with this. Yes, Health! I am not a health addict, I am not someone who is even moderately interested in being healthy (at least my actions speaketh that), it’s just that I haven’t paid much attention to being healthy or stay healthy and strong. I am probably just blessed with a decent knowledge and aptitude to sometimes make the right choices (kindly note – not always!) But as I was returning from my appointment I realized, I am healthy –  in a very vague generalized way – yes I am. And I am fortunate (than many) to be able to use the medical insurance and avail of so many services (I have someone dedicated for my teeth, my eyes, my lady parts and even general well being), of course I am fortunate and blessed. So today, I would like to thank the Universe for my health and well being. I can walk, I can manage to jog/run, I can dance, I can bowl, I can play, I breathe well, my internal organs work fine like a well oiled machine! What more can one ask for? (well I would have preferred if I even had a great bod like a model *sighs*,  but hey that’s a choice I probably made – being lazy!) So my Dear Universe, Thank you for this wonderful body that enables me to perform all my daily activities (voluntary or involuntary) and good health. I thank all my doctors too, for doing their job and keeping me well! Thank you!!


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Gratitude Everyday – Day 4

Its maybe too early, but I think the Universe is already showering some love on me, I feel a tad more confident and relaxed from  all the inner turmoil, doubts, frustration and negativity that had been clouding me earlier.


Day 4

Today is dedicated to all those who have come into my life, been a part of it, helped me or were helped by me and sometimes parted ways or lost touch. Yes, they are my FRIENDS! A man is known by the friends he keeps – goes the phrase and I guess I can do nothing but accept it. I have been really fortunate in having really really really good friends in my life. Some who have stood with me not only through all my happiness and wonderful times but also through my trials and tribulations – helping me overcome the obstacles that life threw at me, being my constant pillar of strength, putting up with all my nonsense too – esp on days when I would crib about how cruel the world is and how it was constantly a Me vs. the world – when apparently I was just being an absolute pain in the ‘you-know-where!’ I have had friends who have stayed with me for a couple of decades of my existence (hey I’m not that old ok!) while those you have lasted only a couple of years. I am indeed a special child of the Universe, cos I have always been blessed with the best souls around me, I have a lot of angels with no wings and some devils (partners in crime) without horns who have been a major part of my life.  Nonetheless, today I take this opportunity to Thank all my friends, new-old, young-old, still in touch and even those who have become nothing but a memory. I salute you all for having been there for me and with immense heartfelt gratitude I THANK YOU FRIENDS, for walking these steps in life with me. Today Dear Universe, I want to thank you for blessing me with all the wonderful people who I call/ed FRIENDS, who have given me lessons, memories and much much more to experience in life.Thank you thank you and Thank You!

Gratitude Everyday – Day 3

With so much to be grateful for, everyday is a struggle on where to begin with!


Day 3

After your partner and parents, the next support system is the extended family. The relatives, cousins who are closer than siblings and aunts who are sometimes an exact reflection of your mother. Today I’d like to take the opportunity to thank my family – near, close or extended. His family, my family everyone. I have cousins whom I am closer to and even more comfy talking to than my own sibling. I have aunts who have showered me with love and care like my own mother. My grandparents who have taught me righteousness and being good with stories weaved around heroes, princes and mythology. All of them have been a strong support system from whom I have learnt quite some things about how life is and what to expect.  Today my dear Universe, I’d like to thank you for this immediate support system my big beautiful caring family. I thank you for every member, their well being and everything they’ve showered/taught me. Thank you Family.

Gratitude Everyday – Day 2

Feeling Thankful is easy but putting them in words is difficult, especially when you have so much to be grateful or thankful for.


Day 2

I am truly thankful to my parents. They have been my comfort place for all of my life. Nothing is more blissful than laying your head on your mothers lap or eating her scrumptious food. Even when you have arguments, disagreements or debates, you know they love you and they know too. I have learnt a lot of good values from them some incl. not expecting much from people, hard work & education never goes waste, to be an optimist and look for the light at the end of the tunnel, be honest and truthful, mistakes are mistakes irrespective of who makes it and most importantly always believe in Karma, and ofcourse believe in God and spirituality. They have tolerated me when I have been the most difficult child a parent could have, they never let go of me when I was being a wild child and maniacal. I dont think I can handle another ME the way they have. I will always be grateful to them for everything they have done for me in my life. I can never be thankful enough for their well being and having them in my life. Thank you dear Universe, for the best parents ever!!!

Gratitude Every Day – Day 1

I realized I haven’t really blogged much since the April A-Z posts. Its not that I haven’t tried but my muse seems to have vanished into thin air, doesn’t want to inspire or help me even a wee wee bit. Meanie Muse.

Meanwhile, I have realized I am struggling in certain areas of my life and that is drawing me down to the darkness of frustration, depression and the likes. After being a victim of depression in the past and as it slowly starts to show its ugly head again, I for one do not want to get pulled down in to that deep dark abyss again. And as a resolution I have decided to compose one post a day paying gratitude and thankfulness for everything I actually have in life – beginning today. So here goes, Gratitude Everyday is my way of keeping myself from being sucked in to the dark abyss that I promised myself never to be in again.


Day 1

The very first thing I am really Thankful for is My partner – He is my pillar of strength, my partner in crime, my “aal izz well”, my Knight In Shining Armour, my miracle, my love and everything good in life. I am thankful to the Universe for bestowing me with the Best Partner ever – he understands me, tolerates my tantrums and even manages to calm and pacify me when am raging with madness. He knows – m crazy, silly, weird and set in my own ways and yet everyday he gives me such immense happiness that I have only dreamed of in the past. He is a true blessing from the Universe, the blessing I have probably waited almost all my life and will always feel most thankful for. I can never thank you enough and I know I have to be your really special child to receive such a wonderful blessing in life.  So my dear Universe – Thank you so much for the best partner ever.

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Zani La Rhyme ~::~

Day 26, Z = Zani La Rhyme

Bless the soul that created the poetry form with Z ;) :P

Zani La Rhyme – The ZaniLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists 4 lines per stanza. The rhyme scheme for this form is abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza. Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd numbered stanza.  Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped. The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas and no maximum poem length.

~::~ Idyllic Dreams ~::~


I lay adrift in idyllic dreams

Of mellow ochre sunrise

It makes me croon, the silvery moon

That bewitch the senses in surprise



Soaring on my magical carpet

A fluffy cloud says hello

It makes me croon, the silvery moon

When Minervas play melodious cello


Deep within the mahogany woods 

Fairies danced in silken sheer

The silvery moon, it makes me croon

While it lights the sky like chandelier


I dance around in sweet reverie

With satyrs, elves and pixies

It makes me croon, the silvery moon

While I lay adrift in fantasies


I hope you liked the poem, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Young man from Yemen ~::~

Day 25, Y = Young Man from Yemen

Yet again, there are no poetic forms from Y and so I’ve decided that I’ll be using the poetic form – Limerick for this Alphabet.

A Limerick is a rhymed humorous or nonsense poem of five lines which originated in Limerick, Ireland. The Limerick has a set rhyme scheme of : a-a-b-b-a with a syllable structure of: 9-9-6-6-9.

For more info, please check Shadow Poetry!

~::~ Young Man from Yemen ~::~


There was once, a young man from Yemen

He wanted to climb up the Big Ben

Instead he went to school

Stood upon a high stool

And became one of their worst bell men



I hope you liked the poem, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats

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