Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New year; Old me?

Dear readers,

Happy 2018 everybody. Hope this year brings you all joy, love and good health, everything else will fall into place in time. I would like to thank everyone for their support so far and I hope to keep getting more love for Laksh and our little venture; this blog.

It seems like we just celebrated Christmas and in a blink of the eye, its already 2018. Christmas has always been the best part of the year. All the lights, and festivities around me always cheers me up. Recently, I have started to feel the need to start traditions, things that I want Laksh to look forward to. Things like, baking cookies for Christmas together, opening gifts Christmas morning, wearing matching family PJ's, taking family trips across the globe, taking a minute to reflect and being grateful, give to others what we can, being kind and smiling a lot.

I have never been the kind of person to wait for new year to make resolutions, if I want to change something I do it right away. I am also someone who likes to celebrate and capture every moment that I can, because that is what makes life worth living, at least that is what I feel. My sisters and I have always been those people who love to celebrate and cherish each other and the people around us.

January 1st marked the beginning of this year but for us, it also marked the day our baby boy turned 5 months old. We spent the day celebrating his 5 month birthday instead. Hubby and I baked a chocolate cake for Laksh and it was such a fun experience. This lead me to think of other ways to be able to have more fun, be responsible and also lead a more meaningful life. To live life and not merely exist.

  • Read a book to Laksh every night
  • Laugh at small things instead of getting angry 
  • Try to get quality sleep time
  • Family movie night with popcorn (pop corn not optional)
  • Go for a brisk walk (even when its freezing cold)
  • Listen to music and dance
  • Lite a scented candle
  • Drink more water
  • Try new recipes
  • Don't freak out over every small thing and go with the flow (more of me than anyone else)
  • Give someone a compliment and mean it 
  • Be helpful and kind to strangers
  • Be more patient
  • And remove the Christmas tree before the end of this month. 😉

As we start a new year, I hope people learn to be more tolerant, kind, open-minded, accepting, friendly, understanding, polite, and kind. I know I said kind twice, that’s how important it is. If there is only one thing you want to take away from this blog today, then let it be kindness.

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