I take this opportunity to thank each and everyone who have been with me on this wonderful journey, who have inspired me, who have taught me, who have supported and encouraged me and who have visited my site and left a mark in the way of comments/likes/visits. Like any journey, I have made friends here, missed people when they left the blogosphere, shared quips and jokes and what not 🙂 I am glad to be here at this moment and hope to be here for some more time.
Thank you! You are all a Star! Happy Blogging!
How quickly the time flies. It feels like I just started and I am here in WordPress, now with two years behind me. Two years already? Phew! I have been very happy, if we can exclude the latest issue with the pingbacks and all. I tried and couldn’t hold my interest in any other social media (I haven’t tried Facebook yet, and even thinking of it feels like a lot of work) or may be I am just a one-(social)media woman. When compared to my blogspot, where I didn’t make any external connections, I have made considerable amount of connections here in WP (that amount not being too many, but still very considerable considering my ability to do so – shucks…did that come out right ? ). I like it here. I am comfortable being here. I am more ‘me’ even though I blog with a mask, but that is just to hide my face and not my character. I don’t say some of the atrocious things I say in real life, and I have no clue why I do that, may be I have the verbal diarrhea which is controlled because typing takes more time than speaking them and also may be I can edit it later. I have become more accepting and understanding about a lot of things and also know what I am actually capable of. And my grammar really sucks. But inspite of all that, being accepted and appreciated has also made me a little more confident in myself. So its a win-win. (Yes those ‘visits’, ‘likes’, ‘comments’ makes me really very happy 🙂 ) And with the blogs I follow, which are varied in their content, I always find my daily dose of fun, encouragement, information, awe, smile and news. Thank you all for the visits, the encouragement, the friends I have made here, my friends who have finally made it here, the posts that make me think, to feel, to analyze, to laugh, to those silent readers, the regular visitors, to all those who have helped me directly and indirectly, each and every one of you who land here in my small small world, welcome and thank you for giving my blog a chance.
According to the stats page, this post is going to be my 1000th post. So I thought I will commemorate it with a recap of a few of my favorite photographs that I have had the pleasure of posting in this blog which will also tell a few things about me through the picture and the quotes I had associated with them. Although there are quite a lot, I am limiting to 5 of them and in no particular order.
1) From the post Woman
This was my Gravatar Profile for some time. It is from a painting I have at home. And except for the Indianized look and feel, it doesn’t represent me in any way.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
2) From the post Loneliness
From my Baralikadu photo’s. I loved how these two leaves stood alone in that tree.
“I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me…”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
3) From the post Hasta Lunes
I really loved the natural colors in this picture.
4) From the post Moved to Tears
One of my very very favorite photographs. Took this while on our way back from Wayanad Trip last year in August.
“The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color — oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples…”
― Anna Godbersen, The Luxe
5) And last but not the least, from my first post titled ‘Hope‘
I thought I should start the blog with a positive thing so I took this picture and used my favorite quote from Harry Potter as my first post in this blog. I never expected to be where I am now with respect to this blog if not for that teeny tiny thing called Hope.
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Dumbledore from Harry Potter
I also take this opportunity to Thank each and every single follower, viewer and reader of this blog who have been a constant form of support and encouragement to me. Your views, your comments and your involvement means a lot to me and I have learnt a lot during my years of blogging and not to mention gain a few friends in the process. Once again Thank you all and Happy Blogging.
Not sure from whom they caught this habit or who taught them, but my nieces say ‘Thank you’ whenever they specifically ask for something and we give it to them. I really appreciate that habit. That is something I have always followed right from my childhood. Recently, my first niece was in one of her fine moods and after her bath when her mom was getting her ready, she started saying ‘Ma, thank you for getting me this nice dress’ and then ‘Ma, thanks for the beautiful hair clip’ and well it continued for each and every thing that her mom used on her (even the cream wasn’t spared 🙂 ). Naturally her mom got pissed after quite a few thank you’s. She said ‘Dear, it is enough if you give your thank’s to people outside of family if they offer anything. There is absolutely no need to do that with your family members, especially your parents’. Those were the exact same words I had heard from my father when I was young and I thanked him for something he got me. I was transported back in time for a few minutes when I heard it again . And no points for guessing that I did not absolutely heed my father’s words and till this date he gets irritated when I say my thanks to him.
And I was glad to see that they did not follow their mom’s advice either 😉 , especially the second one who is yet to speak very clearly and always ends up saying ‘thankooos’ even if we thank her (she does know the word ‘belcome’ i.e. welcome, but doesn’t know where to use it yet). I feel , even though it might be a little too much over the top, they still should learn things like this and use it at home first. And then later when they come to an age where they can understand they can decide if an action requires a ‘thank you’ or not and how much they really mean it and then use it wisely 🙂 . Till then, let the Thank you’s flow.