This photo is exactly one year old today. A close friend of mine describes the day I clicked this as the day I “did way too much”. So what exactly did I do - took an extra long walk with the same friend, ate a heavy lunch, walked around wearing yellow balloon ears, hiked up Mission Peak (where this was clicked) (btw, didn’t go all the way up), and closed the evening off by dressing up in my desi-est outfit (silver bangles upto my elbows, thank you very much) and dancing. .
It was eventful, definitely. It was simultaneously one of the most fun days and also (for different reasons) the opposite. .
I learnt an important lesson on this day last year - a lot of times in life we’re looking for certain things to be fulfilled by certain people. It could be anything - time, companionship, stories. That’s where we go wrong, because we’re so focused on those people we expect these things from that we fail to see others offer more to us. We fail to recognize the love, affection, and kindness that others (sometimes even complete strangers) bestow upon us because we’re so busy searching for them in quarters where they’re not present. .
I do wish I could relive this day. There’s some unexpressed gratitude somewhere. It’s been a year but I hope I’m not too late ❤️
🧘♀️🌿 In my element. ✨ Life has been generous with me. I’m forever thankful for the life I’ve created for myself. Grateful for my parents for raising me resilient. And mom thanks for taking me to gymnastics / bale every weekend growing up. With every yoga practice, I go back to my childhood. ❤️ Thank you.
Mountain tops tend to draw people in, both in the literal and spiritual sense. I myself happen to be captivated by the landscape formation. As a child, one summer I spent almost every single day in the mountains. Needless to say, that was my favorite summer. I love to wander and roam. Unfortunately, with that adventure you often cross through a valley. Those valleys are what show us where our hope, strength, and determination is found. It’s in this darkness that we discover how desperately we need light. Throughout the Bible God speaks of Jesus by calling Him, the chosen One-His Son. He speaks highly of Him with utmost admiration and love. The words from the same God brought my existence into life. The same God speaks to me in those valleys. His very breath is what keeps me pushing forward. When life is hard, I have to remember there will be a mountain to each valley. It’s my choice to forge that path to the top, it’s my devotion and commitment to become better that will earn me the mountain top views and victories. Sometimes even the smallest coincidence (like wearing my mountain leggings to church) just makes me smile because I know walking forward day to day-God thinks of me. I can have those mountain top moments, every day. If I stop letting the fear of the valley hold me hostage, I can experience a small taste of the love God has for me. #sundaythoughts#youareloved#youmatter#mountains#valley#peace#love#light#hope