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The Gratitude List # 5


The ‘rents with my most adorable and cheeky little nephew.

It’s been a while since I last posted one of these. It’s not that I’m not grateful, it’s just harder to see the good things sometimes or have the energy to write about them! This week though…

// I am mostly grateful for my parents being here. Had a major “fish-cooking-lesson” with my mom yesterday at home. We went down to the ladies who sell fish, right down from our apartment and bought Prawns, Hilsa and Pomfret and learnt how to cook some of my favourite dishes. Now I know how to curb my inherently Bong fish cravings!

// My mother who doesn’t waste a moment to help, fixed our torn curtain that’s been hanging at our window (in it’s torn state) for the last couple of weeks! I no longer have to wake up to a gaping hole in our curtain.

// For new friends without whom surviving in this big city would be impossible. Impossible.

// For friends-of-friends passing through the city who we sometimes have the honour of helping out or hosting. It’s bittersweet because it’s so much easier forging friendships with people who actually live here but I’m grateful for even a few hours of really great conversation and hopefully our paths will cross again in the future!

// For my husband, who works so so hard and sometimes really late without ever complaining. And still manages to muster enough energy to be ALL there for me when he gets home even if it’s only for a few sweet minutes.

// For the rain, that keeps Mumbai temperatures down to bearable centigrades even if everything seems to be always wet. Seriously.  The floors, the walls, the dishes, the clothes, the shoes…

// For clients who endorse me so whole-heartedly and generously. Seriously. You are awesome.

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