What made me Grateful in August # MondayMusing

Due to this Covid 19, each day seems like a struggle. I often feel that nothing good is happening around, however, when I sit down to write my gratitude journal, I realise that August has been an amazing month.

What made me Grateful in August

Birthday: August is my birth month and I always feel extra happy this month. I had little expectation for this year. I was prepared to spend a boring birthday without friends and family coming over. On the contrary, I had one of the best birthdays. The day started with calls, video calls, voice messages from friends and family from various parts of the world. Even unexpected people called to wish me, like my ex boss. So many of my blogger friends called to wish. Love to all of you. The best surprise came from a dear friend who has recently turned a home-baker. She surprised me with a chocolate cake from her home bakery. A beautiful note accompanied. Husband and son also had ordered another cake. Therefore like last year’s birthday, this year also I ended up cutting two cakes.

Finished Writing my first Film Script: Yes, you read it write. I finally finished writing the first draft of my movie script. I also did an online course on script writing before writing. This project gave me immense satisfaction. Had always wanted to write a script but never managed the courage to take the plunge. The script looks impressive, keeping my fingers crossed. Let me see what is in future for this child of mine.

My Story turned into a Play: Long back I had written a story called “Not Love Story“, the story was appreciated by the readers a lot. Everyone felt it was a poignant story about two friends. During lockdown most of us had enough time in our hands and so we decided to enact that story. The result was this amazing bilingual production that you can now listen on Youtube. We used the Bengali title “Ekti Na Premer Galpo” (Not Love Story).

Thank You Card from Guru of Indian Matchmaking: This is bit funny, nevertheless, I am grateful for the card that Ravi Guru Singh sent me. Guru was one of the participants in Indian Matchmaking and after the show he was getting badly trolled. I showed support to him on Instagarm and as an act of gratitude Guru sent me this Card. It was a nice gesture.

Visited Outdoors: Mumbai is slowly opening. On one weekend we decided to go out to meet our friends whom we had not met in last six months. We decided to meet outdoors to maintain Social Distancing. We met at Bandra Sea-link. It felt great to be outdoors after such a long time. The only bad thing is that couldn’t hug my friend.

My Maid is Back: Last but not the least, my maid joined back work and a huge load of housework is now taken care by her. I am so thankful to have her in my life.

11 thoughts on “What made me Grateful in August # MondayMusing

  1. Shalzmojo says:

    Congrats on the script Balaka- thats such a huge step in trying to get out something to write. I am so happy for you and that script writing course sounds like you are getting pretty serious about this. Very very happy for you!! Wishing you tonnes of luck in finding the right outlet for it now – I am keeping my fingers crossed for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Unishta says:

    Glad your life is moving ahead . My August like the months before it has been just one meal to the next . Trying to get back in some routine . How wonderful to have a movie script . Good to k ow that you had a lovely birthday celebration too . Birthday months are always special .

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    • Balaka says:

      Thank you Sonia. My maid returning was the biggest blessing. Regarding the script, I had always wanted to write one but laziness and procrastination always took the better of me. I am grateful that finally, I could sit down and finish it. Sometimes just completing a task seems like a huge achievement.
      Movie industry is extremely competitive and I am too scared to even jump in..so let me see what happens next. Thanks for reading dear.


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