I wish for good health for each one of you and your family. May this catastrophe of coronavirus subside soon and the human race wins over it with as minimal damages as possible.
I hope the quarantine is treating you well. However it goes, please do not panic. Do not give space to negative thoughts and people in your life. Let’s be patient in these times of distress.
I have been reading all the comments on my blog, on various posts, including the finale of Tangles & Ties. It overwhelms me to have you all reading my work and feeling connected with it. I have nothing but deeply felt gratitude and love for all of you.
I wish I could reply to each of you. But I can’t.
During this lockdown, as maids, helpers, cook, and staff are sent on leave, I am currently cooking, cleaning, washing utensils, washing clothes, teaching, and entertaining kids like all of us are doing 😀
Not that it is any problem. I am okay with doing all that stuff. But it takes away a lot of time and leaves you tired. I am not able to type individual replies.
When I am free, I love to write and edit my stories. Reading your comments and emails brings a wide smile to my lips but I am unable to reply to each one of you. Hence this post 🙂 🙂
Your comments, big, small, detailed, one-liners, pouring all the love for me and my stories is the major earning that I made with my stories and I treasure and cherish all of you.
Today, I’ll share with you three principles of life that I always try to achieve and improve at. I hope I am able to practice them and make them shine brighter in this period of lockdown as well.
Gratitude has always been the first thought whenever I do something. I begin my day with gratitude. And it has increased in this period. I am grateful that my family and I, and all those who I care for are safe and healthy. I am grateful that our country is doing well so far. I am grateful that we have food and water supply, we are safely locked inside our homes, with family, with electricity and wifi still working. Things are not bad. Let’s pray for those who don’t have these basics and those who are still going out to work as frontline warriors.
Patience is the second most important thing that rules my actions. We can achieve nothing without patience. If we are patient, all that is meant for us will slowly sway towards us. Do your best and let it be. Your hard work will bring you results. Equal patience is required to shun away negativity from our lives. We cannot explain what we really feel if someone wants to deliberately misunderstand us. We cannot make them understand. Let’s just be patient. And wait. Things will fall into place.
Last but not the least – Growth. If we wish to attain anything in life, especially experience, expertise, and excellence, then we will have to focus on consistent growth. If we are getting time now and if we are safe and healthy, we should give it back to God and society by doing our duties well and be the best version of ourselves.
I hope I can practice these three values and become a better cook, better mother, better writer, and a better human being in these few days.
Other than these three abstracts, I am planning to –
Cook new recipes
Catch up on sleep
Pay more attention to my health – exercise regularly, meditate
Read stories for my kids
The list is endless 😀
Do write to me about what you have planned for yourself while you are locked down in your homes.
Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives.
Lots of love to all of you.