“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
― Meister Eckhart
The whole world was waiting impatiently for 2021. They were behaving as if the moment the clock would strike 12 am, all the problems would be gone. It was in a way funny to see how people were considering 2021 would be the end of all problems. To be honest, I was also looking forward to 2021 but for completely different reasons. 2021 started on a good note for me and here are few of the amazing things that happened in January.
Good food and Friends: My regular readers are aware that I am not a party person but January was a month when I partied a lot. On 31st, we were invited by one of our dear friends for dinner and drinks. We ushered in the new year at their house with amazing food. They have a warm and cozy home and I love to visit them.
On the evening of first January, few of my girlfriends came over for snacks and tea and we laughed and had so much fun. It was a potluck and we relished some amazing food.
This was also the month of birthdays and it was amazing to celebrate three birthdays of three of my favorite people. Birthdays were full of fun, laughter, cakes and booze.
On the first day of the year, one of my school friends with whom I had not spoken ever since we left school called ups . She now lives in Mumbai and it was so amazing to connect with her once again.
We went to meet our old friends from Dubai. They are now living in India due to Covid. It was such a happy moment for all of us to get nostalgic and talk about old days.
Sports medal: Unlike me the son is extremely kinesthetic. He loves sports and this month he won three medals in three different sports. His team won basketball and football tournament. He won the runner’s up for solo table tennis and winner’s trophy for doubles TT tournament. I have to say that I feel extremely proud of him.
Wedding: I was able to attend a wedding this month. I have not attended a wedding in the longest time and it really felt good. Met quite a few friends at the wedding and the entire evening went laughing and giggling like school girls.
De-cluttering: I love to declutter and organise. This month, I was able to declutter so many unwanted items from my house. I donated most of them, some of them I repurposed while had to throw away a few of the items. I believe in minimalistic and zero waste living, I was happy that my de-cluttering was in compliance with both the principles. My house looks neat and tidy and spacious now. Often I wonder if I should start a de-cluttering and organizing service for others. Maybe one day I would start. Decluttering and recycling would be the main mantra of that service.
Yoga: I have got addicted to a YouTube channel called ‘Yoga with Adrienne’. The yogi Adrienne is such a sweet person that I love to come to the mat every single day only for her. I have healed my frozen shoulder by doing yoga from this channel. I am also trying to get my friends addicted to this channel.
Water App: As my readers are aware, the WOTY for 2021 is ‘healthy‘ I am trying to inculcate some healthy habits. One of those habits being drinking more water. I recently downloaded an app that reminds me to drink water at regular intervals. The app has helped me a lot. I no longer stay dehydrated.