A Photo A Week: Thankfulness


There is so much that is sad and unkind and violent in this world but at the same time there is so much that is good too. Whether we can see them or not, the good, the bad and the ugly keep happening. It is not possible for us to help everyone but we can help some people and help them to make their life a better one. I am thankful for all those everyday incidents in life and all those ordinary things which make our life a better one.



The peacock which stopped by 🙂


A little bulbul coming to eat chapati pieces.


Celebrating Deepawali with my mother, daughter and grandson and son and husband 🙂



I wish my father had been with us too, we all have to go one day. I am thankful we have precious memories of him 🙂


A Photo A Week: Thankfulness


By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. I did not go there in 2020. I started going in February but I have not been there for a month now because the number of Covid cases are increasing. There have been so many changes in our life, we will always remember the year 2020. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


  1. Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean. He used to walk on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the sand, when, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance like that. He began to walk faster to catch up. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man who wasn’t dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the sand, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean. He called out, ” Good morning! What are you doing? ” The young man looked up and replied ” Throwing starfish into the ocean. ” ” I suppose that I should have asked, “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean? ” ” The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.” ” But young man, don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can’t possibly make a difference!” The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves. ” It made a difference for that one ! “

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