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“Alexa, what’s the time?”

“Alexa, set timer to 10 mins.”

“Alexa, what’s the weather today?”

“Alexa, what did the Celtics score in the game last night?”

And just like that Alexa has become an integral part of our morning hustle and bustle. The mornings are lighter and a little less frantic, thanks to Alexa, thanks to technology!

This concludes the daily gratitude posts for November. Thank you for being part of the journey.


Soulful Sunday

Another Thanksgiving break has come to an end. This was an unusual one for us. Normally, we either have family or friends visiting us or we are out traveling. This time we just stayed home. I will admit, as someone who likes to take on more, it was hard slowing down and my restless mind was craving for something else. But the universe has a way of giving us what we need the most.  And what we desperately needed was some decluttering and leisure, which I am glad we managed to get in plenty over the long weekend.

I have been listening to some great podcasts over the weekend. I listened to Eckhart Tolle and Shonda Rhimes. I listened to some tips on how to say NO. I also listened to how two little girls chose between girls and boys scouts. These talks brighten my day like no other. I am so very thankful that I get to enjoy the company of great thinkers at the click of a finger.

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“You were a meanie today.” said Ram as he inched closer to me at bedtime. “And you can’t keep making the same mistake again and again.”  I was hungry and in a moment of weakness, I yelled at his tiniest infraction. So I was guilty as charged. Apparently, the child is keeping count and according to him, I had yelled at him last week. Sigh!

This conversation aside, I am thankful to my family for being forgiving of my temper tantrums and meltdowns. As a person letting out the steam, it is therapeutic for me. But as folks at the receiving end of the unpleasantness,  it must be traumatic for them. This is not lost on me. I try and intend to try harder to exercise control and hold myself back instead of unleashing a torrent of words. 

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Today’s Thank Yous

  • Thank you to Da for going to the elementary parent potluck year after year for the past eight years without insisting that I take a turn.  Somehow I have never been inclined to doing it and Da goes without making any fuss about it.
  • Thank you to Da for saving me a part of his eggplant parmesan sandwich from his lunch just because I so like it. It was such a small thing but it made me feel so loved…!
  • Thankful that Hari joined me on a jog this morning. I haven’t worked out in ages and have been struggling to overcome inertia. It will take multiple tries to get the momentum going but I am glad I had company to make a start.
  • Thankful that although I had a late start to weekend chores, I feel reasonably ready for the week. It helps that it is going to be a short work week.