Friday, June 24, 2016

40...Is not just a number!!!

It is 24th June once again and I complete 40 years…. There are umpteen things I am grateful for!!!, for what life has offered me. Jotting down 40 thoughts that just came spontaneously, for which am ever grateful!!!
  • 1.       My loving parents- who make me feel secure
  • 2.       My life partner- who makes me feel special
  • 3.       My first born- who makes me feel blessed
  • 4.       My younger son- who makes me feel loved
  • 5.       My brother- who makes me feel proud
  • 6.       My best friend- who makes me feel myself
  • 7.       Friends in my growing up years- who were reflection of my own self
  • 8.       Friends from around the world- who added more colour and meaning to my life
  • 9.       My cousins and relatives – who teach be the value of family bonding
  • 10.   My girls at Udavum karangal- who teach me the power of touch and the necessity to express
  • 11.   Books- they speak my own thoughts and teach me life lessons
  • 12.   Music-  takes me places
  • 13.   Travel-gives me taste of freedom
  • 14.   Forgiveness-  helps me let go and embrace freedom
  • 15.   Driving- which instills in me a sense of direction
  • 16.   Dance- takes me one step closer to myself
  • 17.   Yoga- an answer to many questions
  • 18.   Moments of silence, reflection, introspection
  • 19.   Elation I experience from creative ideas and choreographies
  • 20.   Hot food on my table after an exhaustive day
  • 21.   Foot massage after a day of hard work
  • 22.   A pat, a hug and a cuddle from a loved one
  • 23.   My teachers from my kindergarten to today who are forever giving
  • 24.   People who help me clean my home, my car and workplace- they make me a better person
  • 25.   All my students who look up to me- they add purpose to my life
  • 26.   My phone – which is an extension of my hand today
  • 27.   Poetry- which are spontaneous expressions of my soul
  • 28.   My institution- which is my charging station
  • 29.   Dairy milk fruit and nut- after lunch… yum!!!
  • 30.   Early mornings before anyone is up—it’s my me time
  • 31.   AC in hot Chennai summers
  • 32.   Unrestricted laughter and freedom I relish with a few
  • 33.   Acts of kindness
  • 34.   Smiles from strangers
  • 35.   Sudden drizzles and walk in the rain
  • 36.   My dancing bells
  • 37.   My fingers on the strings of the veena
  • 38.   Sunrise and chirping of birds
  • 39.   Starry nights
  • 40.   My spirit of youth


6 comments:

Rajeev S said...

Nandu, Remembering 'each and everyone' and 'each and and everything' that is making a difference in your life, on your b'day is commendable... Remembering and listing them is not that easy...

Enjoy the life with all those people and things that make you happy..

Asha Kamath said...

Well written Nandu, wish you a very Happy Birthday dear... Have a great year ahead.

Asha Kamath said...

Well written Nandu, wish you a very Happy Birthday dear... Have a great year ahead.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

Thank you mamu and mayi!!!

Geetha Narasimhan said...

Belated birthday wishes... Let the list be never ending and inspiring for the youth of today... May Lord be with you

Geetha Narasimhan said...

Belated birthday wishes... Let the list be never ending and inspiring for the youth of today... May Lord be with you