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Beginning a new year with happy memories (Blog marathon post 17)

When I was a child, my mother used to always say that whatever you do on the first day of the new year will be that which would set the tone for the rest of the year. We took great care to make the first day a positive one, to be happy with what we have rather than focus on those issues that weren't right, and to do those things that brought us joy.

Even to this day, I take care to follow that on 1st of January, each year. 1st January always signifies hope and a new start.
I spent my day with my family, and my closest cousin (almost like a sister) whom I was meeting after 15 years, as we live in two different parts of the world,and our paths  in life have been very different. It is amazing how the bond formed in childhood still remains just as strong.


She was visiting me with her family and had been staying with us the last three days. We had thousands of things to talk about, and the laughter was non-stop as we recalled one thing after the other. With her, I can be totally myself--funny,goofy, sometimes sarcastic, clever, witty, kind, mad ,humorous, comical and self-deprecatory. She completely understands me.


We went out for lunch to a lovely place today (too) and here's a pic from today.

Among all the blessings that i count in my life, I am genuinely grateful for people who love me for who I am.
If you have such people in your life, hold on to them. Do everything you can to to keep that relationship going. It's a treasure to be cherished, and would also be the best gift that you can give yourself.

Till tomorrow, keep smiling.
I do hope you have a wonderful 2016,  where you have health, laughter and loads of time to make happy memories with your loved ones.
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  1. Hi Preeti
    Its great to see you with your family. Have a great year ahead.You are a true inspiration.

    I noticed a typo in the penultimate paragraph. I hop you meant " I count" please check it

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  2. we try to make the beginning with a positive note and wishing same for others.it's joyous to meet our dear ones especially those close to our hear doesnt matter if it's after a long gap

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  3. I agree with you,with cousins you can always be yourself and have so much fun.

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  4. Hi fi preethi .. Got to know that you studied in kendriya vidhyalaya .. I too studied there only .. Yeah as you said with cousins its always fun .. Wishing everyone a happy New year :)

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  5. I am an avid fan of yours.. All your books make people brim with positive spirit when they read it.. I have always wondered how you could write such fantastic books .. I have read almost all your books .. To be frank each and every book makes me fall for you so much... I was feeling quite low that the books didn't have your mail id so that I could drop in a mail but today when I saw this blog my happiness knew no bounds .. At last I am writing to you .. I can never believe myself.. Keep writing many books readers like me are waiting for those.. Started reading your blog regularly.. Loving those too :) .. Way to go wonder woman .. My hearty wishes :)

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  6. I am an avid fan of yours.. All your books make people brim with positive spirit when they read it.. I have always wondered how you could write such fantastic books .. I have read almost all your books .. To be frank each and every book makes me fall for you so much... I was feeling quite low that the books didn't have your mail id so that I could drop in a mail but today when I saw this blog my happiness knew no bounds .. At last I am writing to you .. I can never believe myself.. Keep writing many books readers like me are waiting for those.. Started reading your blog regularly.. Loving those too :) .. Way to go wonder woman .. My hearty wishes :)

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  7. Same with my parents. And we celebrated the new year together having loads of fun, making the first day the most memorable day to start with..!!! :)

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  8. Is that your son with u in the picture.Such a lovely picture

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  9. Such bond always remain and there are people who become our strength. How I love the line, If you have such people in your life, hold on to them. Do everything you can to to keep that relationship going. It's a treasure to be cherished.

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