Great attitude is like a perfect cup of coffee, don’t start your day without it. Good Morning – Unkown.

Well that wasn’t a coffee advert! Do you like your mornings? I am not a morning person at all – I hate the sound of alarm. I am more of a night person. I have hated waking up early right from childhood. I still don’t understand how some people wake up at the crack of dawn every day – yes every single day! I can do it sometimes but not regularly. But when I bought my apartment in the suburbs I had to wake up early and leave for work by 740 AM. And I can see myself having early mornings in the future when my son joins school. But there certainly is something great about every new morning – even if that’s a 8’o clock morning. There are many things I am thankful for when I wake up in the morning.

My Little Man Sleeping by my side (or just about anywhere in the bed)

That I love my baby is an understatement – its same for every mom. I like when he snuggles up to me. I have tried him putting him in his bed but he hates it – he has hated from his infancy. He sleeps in one position and rotates in the bed throughout the night. By the time it’s morning he’s either at some corner or has his foot on my face. Half the time I am woken up with a tug or kick or some hulk smash from the little guy. The impact of these smashes is getting intense as he is growing up but I am still thankful for having him in life and making me a better person.


The Terrace Garden

I water my garden in the morning and evening and look forward to doing that. The blooms, the little buds, the fresh new leaves, the greens are all therapeutic. It gives me the much-needed dose of freshness every morning. I planted some spinach roots – from the store bought bunch) a few weeks back. And they have grown leaps and bounds and looking super awesome. I also planted a carrot top and that has become a cute little shrub.



My Devices and Internet

This probably should go up one in the order because that’s what I do when I wake up. Check my mails, DM, briefs, moderate comments on my phone or iPad. Without the devices or the internet I feel weird. My son finishes up all the high speed data way before the cycle is over and I have to do with a crawling internet speed some times. But imagine if I am stranded without the internet. Nightmare – NO WORK DONE!

The House helps

What exactly would I do if the house helps don’t turn up? I am thankful when they turn up else it’s mayhem in here with the little man trampling over every damn thing. And when they don’t up (which happens quite often) I go mad. I almost pray every morning – please bring them over to work!

Thankful to life

There are lot of things in my life that I don’t like – BUT there are many more that I like, love and am thankful for. That’s who I am and I am thankful for that.


Not to mention that’s our prompt for #ThankfulThursdays Week 22

#ThankfulThursday Week 21 Winner

Last week we had amazing entries for the prompt on 5 Small Joys in Life. Our featured blogger for Week 21 is Romila from NovembersChild. Read her winning entry here.

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7 Comments on 5 Things I am Thankful for when I wake up in the morning #ThankfulThursday

  1. Mayuri Nidigallu
    March 31, 2017 at 1:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the greens! So gratifying to grow your own food, isn’t it! That is an adorable pic of Bluey and you!:) Yes, we need the maids more than the maids need us, and I think they know that…which is why the nakhras!:)

    • tinabasu
      March 31, 2017 at 2:10 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Mayuri. Yes I think the maids have realized that and that’s why they feel invincible!

  2. Geethica Mehra
    March 31, 2017 at 5:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Your kid sleeping in your arms is the most precious blessing from God. And yes, if maids don’t turn up then the household work will take up all the blogging time! So yes we are blessed to have them.
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  3. Preethi Venugopala
    April 1, 2017 at 6:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Loved the pic of yours with Bluey. Love to him. I haven’t tried growing carrots. Lovely garden. I am seriously thinking about packing off my maid. So many nakhras and unannounced holidays. 😀 😀
    I think I will have a similar list! 🙂
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  4. Ishieta @Isheeria's
    April 2, 2017 at 10:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I love what you have written and the pictures you have shared. Through your blog and writing, I am realizing, you are one adorable person Tina! I too feel grateful for the greens in my life 🙂


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