Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A new year wish !

There is a tradition that we follow on new years eve. We usher in the new year by lighting the lamp,at 12.00 AM, together as a family and expressing gratitude for all our blessings. It wasn't any different last night.

We lit the antique brass hanging lamp, which hangs from the ceiling in my pooja room, as well as the second lamp that rests on a brass pedestal. We also performed the Arti with camphor and lit incense, to the chant of Sanskrit mantras. And we prayed.

I believe that it is important to express gratitude to the Universe/Higher power/Destiny/God or whatever you want to call it. We have to be grateful for the things that are right in our lives. There is scientific proof and several psychological studies have recorded the impact that expressing gratitude and journaling the things that one is happy about, has on one's over all well-being.

This morning, we woke up early and went to a Venkateshwara temple. I liked what the 'Kolam' said :)



I also liked the way the entire temple was decorated with floral garlands.



Thus began my new year.

And this is my wish for you today . (snap clicked just a little while ago)



Wishing you wisdom, wishing you have a special person to hold your hand through the tough times, wishing you strength to smile when things don't go as you desire and above all the hope that everything is going to work out just fine! A happy new year from The One You Cannot Have as well as from the ones you already have!


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14 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you and Your Family, ma'm... :) Wish you best of life this year too....

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  3. Wish You a Very Happy New Year too :) Preeti Shenoy ( I just don't know why I could not call you Ma'am as I feel connected to you as a friend ). May this year brings out many more wonderful works of yours and will inspire us this year too :)

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  4. Wish you a happy new year too... May god bless all of us with good happiness in this new year...

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  5. happy new year 2014... Here is the some collections which is written by mam,
    http://www.timesofbook.com/search?q=Preeti+Shenoy#.UsQBW_tE1DA

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  6. Wish u happy new year to all. Above link is not work properly. Below u can find out array of books written by mam. Each book is have its own special. Today youngsters should read these kind of books. Especially the way of explanation about relationships in "The One You Cannot Have" is very good. While i read this book i continuously read till last page of the book :)

    http://www.timesofbook.com/2012/03/34-bubblegums-and-candies-paperback-by.html
    http://www.timesofbook.com/2012/02/life-is-what-you-make-it-by-preeti.html
    http://www.timesofbook.com/2012/03/tea-for-two-and-piece-of-cake-paperback.html
    http://www.timesofbook.com/2012/11/the-secret-wish-list-paperback-by.html
    http://www.timesofbook.com/2013/10/the-one-you-cannot-have-paperback-by.html

    Thanks once again Happy new year to all. Preeti Mam special new year wishes to you & ur family :)

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  8. Happy New Year dear!!
    My wishes : http://shalinipopuri.wordpress.com/
    Lottz of love.

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  9. A very happy new year to you and your family too :)

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  10. Wish you and the entire family a very happy and prosperous new year. May you achieve bigger successes and receive more and more love of your readers in the times ahead

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  11. I just read your book TOUCH... finished in just two days.. I got the book delivered yesterday n have completed it a hour and a half ago.. I must say it is a binding book.. You so want to know the character's next move just as their chapter ends. But what I didn't like about the book was the ending, may be because I was expecting something else, because somehow I could relate to Aman and Shruti's story and wanted them to be together, as I wanted my perfect story to be, but I guess whatever happened was for good, but seriously, I don't think anyone would be at peace after that. You can never get a closure for a love like that, or can you? I don't know. !! :( :(

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  12. Happy new year....
    All d best...

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