Thanks to the Maha Shivratri celebrations, the spiritual quotient in me suddenly rocketed and we (me and my husband) decided to visit the temple last night. I had a chance to see how the city looked at 12 in the midnight. The serene beauty of empty roads which were otherwise usually clogged with heavy traffic.
We started from our house at 12:00 in the midnight for a couple of temple visits. For about an hour or so, we had divine time praying to the almighty. We visited 3-4 temples which should be in about 6-7 kms around our house.
While we were busy driving our car, trying to find a safe parking place, adjusting our A/Cs, checking our smart phones, there were many who were sleeping on the roads, sparingly covered from the cool breeze, some trying to find a place to sleep, some desperately waiting for the day to start.
Some ice cream vendors were eagerly waiting for a customer, some rickshaw pullers, some kids whose livelihood was to stick the wall posters in the odd hours, street shop vendors hoping for customers, road sweepers trying to entertain themselves with music played in their mobile phones.
This made me feel so grateful for what I have. Today, I feel I am grateful to the nature:
- For keeping me healthy, with a working body ( and partially working brain)
- For giving me a loving family which treasures my presence ( and my absence too!!).
- For blessing me with a curious son who eagerly awaits me to be home. ( ever ready with his why? how? when?).
- For my friends, who taught me the value of friendship by being with me at the tough times.
- For my cousins, who love their parties without me, back in my hometown.
- For driving home safe.
- For the beautiful nature I see every day while enjoying my hot cup of tea in the mornings.
- For the chilled breeze that flows in from the window while I enjoy my morning cooking.
- The crow that comes on time to eat the handful of rice I feed (and reminds me that I am not on time most of the days).
- For the work I do which allows me to balance my home and work effectively.
- For the books I read in the night before I go for a tight sleep.
- For music, which can uplift any kind of mood
- For internet who always keep my interest increasing ( I tried my hand at the info-graphic below)
and a zillion more to say ( and counting )…………..
Isn’t it worth to take a moment in a day to thank the nature for blessing us with many wonderful gifts!! I certainly feel so !!