Friday, January 10, 2014

Umpteen Best Wishes for the Year 2014 and Redefining Self !

Bhuh Bhuvah Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yo nah Prachodayat".

With the dawn of the first day of the Year, I like to make a traditional start by seeking blessings from the great Almighty by chanting the vedic Gayatri Mantra from a hymn of the Rig Veda.The meaning of this highly revered mantra is "O thou existence Absolute, Creator of the three dimensions, we contemplate upon thy divine light. May He stimulate our intellect and bestow upon us true knowledge."

My umpteen Best Wishes and Blessings to All for 2014 !!!!!!!!!!!! 

Wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year !!! Let's begin the New year with New Hopes and New Aspirations of chasing our dreams; and digging into our potential while riveting our Best. Have a wonderful beginning of the year and stay happy and Warm ! The New year at my end started with storm Hercules and soon got entangled in 'Polar Vortex'. The temperature was dropping every day to two digits in negative and making it much more colder than ever in two decades....

2014 marks yet another year of blogging. It seems yesterday to me when life was so good so far till we moved to United States. The initial couple of days were spent in sightseeing the Apple City. The relaxed suppers in our tiny balcony overlooking the Hudson river followed by evening stroll on the pier park. Inspired by many people around me nurturing their hobbies, I too got down to mine to doodle at my blog My Creative Flavors giving me an opportunity to make my kitchen as a 'Learning Pad' and 'Redefining Self'. A glimpse at my dashboard full of your supporting comments and unconditional love stimulates my creative instincts and are instrumental in scrambling new ideas (some pictured and published and a plethora of them in the waiting list of the drafts) ! My creative flavor does give me a platform to showcase my experiments and learning's on my way and every post takes me a step closer to self actualization.

On 31st December, just hours before its time to watch the ball drop and ring in the new year, I curled up on my couch with my traditional pocket calendar in my lap. While flipping through the months and saving the dates for the upcoming events. I paused for a while. Blinked my eyes twice while having 
reminisces of the illuminating times of 2013 and made a vast array of resolutions for the year ahead to make it eventful and continue my quest to learn new things everyday ! 

A recap of the happy times of 2013 which seems to have rolled over in a breeze. The wrap up week was wonderful. Had got to spend time resting, relaxing and watching movies. 

And a day trip of Rockefeller center, NYC.

              The Tree at 5th Avenue at New York City

The Decked up gate on the Christmas Eve !

Snow White at its Best !

My Sweet Pea beaming in Snow Showers !

I wish warm and a very happy New Year for all my readers and friends !

Stay tuned to for Simple Vegetarian Dishes for all Seasons and Reasons !!!

Umpteen Best Wishes and Love,


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