Thankfull Thursday


Family, I owe you my existence – #LettersOfLove

posted by Anupriya February 5, 2018 21 Comments

I’m thrilled to be participating in a five day ‘LOL-a-thon organised by ‘The Momsteins’. Join us to read some wonderful letters written by 26 cool bloggers. Stay around to read some amazing letters coming up.
Today’s prompt is ‘Letter to Parents/Kids’

Where should I start, and where could I end? I am clueless on how could I ever thank my family to do justice to what they mean to me. I say family because among my parents, in-laws and kids I could not forget my sister. Thus I am going to approach my write-up with a holistic view with my family in mind.

And if I were to make it quick, I’d rather thank god, for blessing me with a family where I find absolute balance. How? Well let’s just put it that different members of my family inspire me to be more than I currently am –

My parents gave me an upbringing, that made me believe that I could be anything. Absolutely anything! They taught me to never be bound by any inhibitions and actual or perceived limitations. Even today when I do not stay with them, they are the constant reminders of my aspirations and ambitions in life. Whenever I am engulfed with self doubt they act as thought catalysts and encourage me to go and get it. Continue Reading


I love food and food loves me back – #ThankYouNote

posted by Anupriya December 6, 2017 20 Comments

As a teenager and a young adult, food was always secondary in my list of priorities. I often wondered why people lay such importance to food, when it was just a means to survive for other important tasks of life. But when I got married, food became a quick bridge to my joint family’s heart. As rhetoric as it may sound I didn’t mind learning to cook for my family as a way to break the ice. It was then when I discovered the joy of cooking and eating good food.

Now as a mother to two toddlers, I have discovered the nutritional significance of food. These days I am always fretting over what to feed them so that their growth doesn’t suffer. This is the new aspect of food that gives me many a sleepless nights now.

There’s more for which I need to thank food. As I grew busy with my family and work, food helps me connect with my friends. Because trying out good food at some new place has become a major motivation to look for an excuse to meet my friends. I have been lucky to have friends who have a very perceptive mind to try out new cuisines and experiment with food.

To come to reflect on it, two of my closest friends in my life currently are very integrally associated with food. One of them is a chef and the other is a food stylist and a food blogger. So I am always surrounded by new trends in cooking, food items and reviews of latest food joints. Love for food is one of the many things I share with these friends of mine and that keeps me going back to them.

Over the last couple of years, cooking has become a way of retreat for me. I can just put on the apron, get into my den of a kitchen and let my imagination and love flow into the ingredients to come up with some nice desserts and savories. When I am in my kitchen, I feel I am able to unwind without making much of an effort for anything else. The joy of watching my family enjoy each portion of what I have created alleviated my mood further.

Another, reason why I am really thankful to food for it being an apt filler. In awkward situations with people who I really do not connect with very well, I do not have to fish for things to talk about, because food is there to my rescue. We can simply discuss food, restaurants and cuisines.

So all in all, I am really thankful to food for bringing love, excitement and comfort in my life. It would not be wrong to say that food is a form of therapy in one’s life.

Linking this post with Amrita and Tina for Thankful Thursday and Thank You Note


How I Express Gratitude To My Home

posted by Anupriya November 14, 2017 3 Comments

When I figured that this week we are going to Thank the roof over our heads, I instantly recalled memories of how my parents strived to build up our home. I remember how they took turns to be at the location of construction and supervised every activity that was leading to a structure that we would call our home. This is not the story of just my parents. Every individual strives in life to build up that one ‘Dream Haven’ where they will make the best of their lives memories. And like it is the case with everything else in our lives, our home also deserves constant investment so that it remains our ‘Haven’ lifelong. For all the comfort and sense of security our home gives us, this is the least we can do to express our gratitude towards it. Here is my short guide to ‘How To Express Gratitude to Your Home’ –

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Health! I bow down to you

posted by Anupriya November 8, 2017 10 Comments

My father is a man of few words and a lot of action. His action includes an hour of yoga and exercise every morning before he leaves for work and almost 5 km of walking in the evening once he is back home. This has been his routine for last 10 years and any changes are a little tough on him, and yet he finds the motivation to put on his sneakers and go for a walk at any time of the day.

One day in a moment of light humor I asked Dad why he felt so compulsive to work out or walk. Continue Reading