Gratitude and Thanksgiving

This is the first year I gave some serious thought to the significance of Thanksgiving.  In the previous years it always meant an easy weekend at work, because it was a US holiday and most folks (clients and peers in the US) were out all week.

This has been a year of unanticipated change  and there are many things I am thankful for. Since in India, on this day, we don’t get to share a meal with friends and family and say thanks for the things we are thankful for, I am going to write them here.

I am thankful for:

1. My partner in life. I realize what I have isn’t very common and I am grateful for him being in my life. For supporting me in all of my decisions and standing by me despite odds.

2. My parents, in-laws, brothers and extended familys’ good health and love.

3. The few but precious friends I have.

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4. My house-help who makes my life so much easier. I bless her (in my mind) each time she turns up after a party when my kitchen space is choc-a-block with dirty dishes.

5. My house, my garden and my baking.

6. For all my friends and family who have pampered and indulged me by bringing baking-related things that aren’t available in India each time they went abroad or came back from the US. Thanks S&H, my SIL, Sonu, P and L. I will probably never get to thank you guys enough in person, but I’ll always be grateful to the impact your gestures have had on my life.

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7. And most importantly I am grateful for this blog, it’s followers and people who like my posts. You have no idea how much it means to me. Thank you everyone and wish you a very happy Thanksgiving with your near and dear ones. May you have many things to be thankful for.

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