Soulful Sundays- How illness shaped me

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Soulful Sundays this week is a quiet one but it’s full of love and gratitude and I’ll tell you why. I’m hoping more of you will be able to relate to this post.

Soulful SundaysThe week gone by has been mostly spent curled up in bed, nursing a nasty bout of pharyngitis and a head cold which made doing anything not only challenging, but pretty darn impossible.

As I come out of this week though, I am glad to share theseΒ 5Β things that warmed my heart:

  1. IΒ consider myself blessed to have married a man who can not only cook but cook well! Waking up to steaming cups of tea after a whole night of relentless coughing is enough to awaken every fibre of gratitude in my being.Soulful Sunday, Cup of tea
  2. My daughter continues to amaze me with her zest for life and her kindness. How she took care of her own needs knowing that I wasn’t up to the task, was gratifying to put it mildly.
  3. I love the fact that so many of my friends reached out to check if they could be of any help during this period. Friendships are wonderful things if we know how to nurture them.
  4. My blog baby, Blog-A-Rhythm, turned a year old on Friday and I am excited to see what it will do in the year ahead. I am truly grateful to everyone who keeps the blog alive and running, both through their support and their comments.
  5. I discovered something about my daughter, which I will share in a post on my other blog. It’s helped resolve a huge source of conflict which was plaguing us for the last 6 to 8 months.

Did you have a soulful Sunday?

Was your week a good one?

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31 thoughts on “Soulful Sundays- How illness shaped me

  1. Sorry you were sick:-( Happy to read that you are better and about your lovely blessings:-) I had a soulful sunday too – playing in the snow with nephews:-) Then tea inside to warm up:-) Love to hang in our BAR- a wonderful place to be- thanks for your time and initiatives dear:-) Hugs

  2. Being ill isn’t a nice thing at all, so wishing you a speedy recovery, Shailaja! Mine was a stressful week but things resolved in the end although it drained quite a bit of my energy reserves and a slight dent on the positivity levels. Wonderful to discover your blog today πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your good wishes, Esha. Yes, being ill can really take it out of you. I am hoping the week ahead will be good for you. Pleasant vibes for the same πŸ™‚

  3. I had a fairly decent week with its fair share of ups and downs. Hope you’re feeling better πŸ™‚

    On the plus side, I’m a bit more organised now. So, hoping a better week ahead

    1. Getting better, Sid. Except for the cough things do seem to be on the upswing. Glad to see that you are more organised now. Finally, all my good habits are rubbing off on you. Phew πŸ˜‰ Have a great week ahead.

  4. Sorry to know you were not well. πŸ™
    There is something not good with the weather. VT is also down and I am worried for me. Difficulty in breathing is his major concern. Great list of things to be grateful for. In time of adversity, we all tend to notice the blessings we otherwise ignore.Take care Shailaja. Hope you get better soon!

    1. Certainly there is something wrong with the weather. Too many people I know are ill/ battling a virus. Yes that must be worrying you for sure. Thanks for the wishes, Parul. Hoping to be fighting fit soon!

      You know, ever since I began soulful Sundays I have been consciously looking for something glad every single day, so I can catalogue it:) Isn’t that lovely?Talk about making happiness a habit!

    1. Oh it’s such a relief, yes? I can just sit back and have the best meals delivered to me. Sigh, he works away from home during the week now, so it’s very hard to manage during the week these days. Missing him of course and his cooking. Sigh.

      You’ll know very soon about Gy πŸ™‚

  5. Glad to hear that you had a soulful week even though it was challenging. Gy is a sweet girl. Get well soon Shailaja!
    Just saw the subscribe to reply link. That’s awesome. I like that option of subscribe to replies to just my comments and not be poured with all the comments to the post. Thank you dear for this. You are awesome and I’m grateful! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Vinitha! It’s a new plugin so I hope that it works right. Please let me know if you get a reply by email, as the plugin promises πŸ™‚

      I’m still navigating the self-hosted waters so I don’t want to drown in them just yet, if you know what I mean πŸ™‚ Taking things slow, for now.

  6. Lucky to have helping hands and the affection of loved ones, especially when one is down or feeling low. Hope you are feeling better now. Cheers to your dedication and love, your other baby completed a memorable One!

    1. Thank you so much for that, Kala. Yes incredibly blessed to be a part of a family that loves and cares for me the way they do. That care extends to the family I have online too, so doubly grateful for them.

  7. Ah, many blessings to you, Shailaja! I am happy to read your post. I was so hoping we’d meet this weekend, but who knew Life had other plans… πŸ™‚
    Your daughter is a Champ, just like you!
    Sending you hugs and love and get-well-soon wishes!

    1. God does make His own plans, doesn’t He? I do know how much I was looking forward to the meeting and ah well, life takes over. I do hope you are feeling better, Vidya? Strange is fate that you were ill at the same time! Sending a lot of those get-well wishes right back your way. Mwah <3

  8. I am sorry to learn you’ve had a rather difficult week but glad to note how wonderfully your dear ones cared for you in their own loving ways πŸ™‚
    Sending lots of get well soon wishes & positive vibes your way.
    Loving this beautiful series & looking forward to your post on #5

    1. Thank you so much for your warm thoughts. Honestly, there is so much more I’d like to share but am keeping this series short and sweet so people read it on the go, like a pick-me-up or reminder of their own lovely days.

      Much appreciated, your get well wishes. Thank you once again!

    1. He really is. He gets very shy about all the public accolades so I don’t speak of him too often on the blog. But I am very grateful for having him in my life. πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by, Stephanie!

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