It is beginning to feel a lot like winter – sunless days, cold nights! As I am growing older, my bones want warmth and my husband and I talk about moving to warmer places. But then we look around the comfort in our home and the life that we have created and that brings its own warmth. The idea firmly stays an idea for now.
May is the month when a few of my friends grow a year older and wiser. So we plan ahead to ensure we can celebrate together. This time we decided to go away for a night to the wine region north, 2 hrs from home.
We are a motley bunch – we are close but not claustrophobic. We love each other’s company for who we are as individuals but also together. Our relationship has matured over the years and we love spending time with each other especially coz we can shed any pretences and be ourselves.
The trip made me appreciate the small things that can bring immense happiness. Over the years I have realised that happiness is not something you aim for but it is the joy that you feel as you are travelling through the life journey. It can be felt sitting idle watching the world go by, looking at the beautiful flowers in your backyard, reading a book or in the company of people you love. It is not something to be chased but experienced.
Happiness for me is peace – I feel happy in situations, experiences or company that bring me peace. If there is commotion in my energy, I am not happy. So I now strive to bring peace around me and I am happy.
May is also the month to celebrate Mother’s Day and it has become a ritual every year now to celebrate with my Saree comrades. This year was a sea of yellow with mums bringing their kids to celebrate with them. Mine firmly refused stating that he only likes me in a Saree. Kids I tell ya! 🙄
Here is a snapshot of the month of May in pics – so many memories created. Looking forward to what June will bring.