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,



  1. Wish you a wonderful year ahead!!!No words to appreciate your skill of picturizing your feelings in words.Clicks awesome.God Bless Your
    Loving Kidu.Hope you will frequently come with your innovative posts.

  2. Thanks a lot @ Hind ! Your words are always so special since you yourself are super talented ! Wish you all a very happy and healthy 2014 ! Regards, Sonia

  3. Great recap! And HAPPY New Year!

  4. Thanks a lot @ Tiffany ! Your words are always so special to me ! Wish you a very happy and healthy 2014 ! Regards, Sonia

  5. hi Sonia, thanks for your kind support! Your boy is very cute! Looking at the snow cool me down a bit with the hot weather in Australia!

  6. Hi Veronica, Thank you for stopping by and the comment. My best wishes to you, Sonia

  7. Sonia, I wish you and yours a wonderful year too. All the best for you in 2014!

  8. Hi Sonia, what lovely images of New York, which is especially beautiful at Christmastime. I really appreciate your special chant for blessings and wish you much happiness, and delicious cooking in 2014.

  9. Many thanks dear Angie and Nancy for the warm wishes !!!! This is a really powerful chant and can relieve innumerable tensions and stresses of life.
    Love, Sonia

  10. Hi Sonia!

    What a heartfelt introduction to the New Year. It must be so exciting to begin the new year in your new home. I'm excited for you!!!

    Great shots of the city. It is most beautiful at Christmas time. I miss it sometimes.

    How delightful to see your son playing in the snow:) He's a handsome looking little boy:)

    Thank you so much for sharing your New Year with us Sonia. I look forward to another thrilling year of creative flavors...

  11. Hi Louise, Many thanks to you for your words of appreciation. Your comments keeps me on my toes and I simply adore your work too ! It's wonderful to see your each and every post. And hope to see more of your creative endeavors soon ! Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!!
    Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

  12. I hope 2014 is the best year ever for you and all you love. Happy New Year!

  13. Hi Maureen, Thanks for the wishes and wish you a wonderful year ahead !
    luv, Sonia

  14. Good morning Sonia! THANK YOU for coming over to visit me and for leaving a comment! And I wish you a most magnificent new year of creativity and JOY! Your son is adorable! Anita

  15. Hi Sonia, Thanks for stopping by Savoring Today and saying hello with New Year well wishes. Your sweet pea sure is a cutie! Look forward to seeing more of your blog in the coming year. Best to you!

  16. Stumbled by your beutiful post - happy new year to you too! Hope 2014 is filled with all things that make your heart happy!

  17. HI ! Thank you for stopping by our site yesterday! I looked over some of your recipes, and I LOVED the varieties you make. Happy New Year to you and your family! congrats on your mew home - its always exciting moving into a new place and new neighborhood. God Bless your beautiful home and family!

  18. Thank You so much Anita, Judy, Shashi n Anna for the warm wishes. I love to hear from you guys ! I appreciate your time in dropping by my space and hope you enjoy the posts and shall stay connected. Have a wonderful day. Warm Regards, Sonia

  19. Sonia,
    Thank you for visiting us at Red Rose Alley. Oh, New York City looks so grand, and have always wanted to visit it. The snow looks so pretty. You have a positive outlook on the new year, and I hope it brings you much peace and joy. I hope you visit us again sometime.


  20. Hi Sheri, thanks for the wishes and sure would love to stay connected! Have a great day! Bye

  21. Here's wishing you the best of times in 2014... and may our paths cross more... know more of each other thru the posts that we make...

  22. Thanks Malou, Notyet and Joanne !!! Wish you all a very happy New year too filled with happiness and blessings !!!
    Sure Malou, shall look forward to each other posts in quest to learn more and more :))
    Take care, Sonia

  23. Hi Sonia...stopping by to wish you a wonderful happy and healthy new year to come! Your sweet pea beaming in the snow made me smile! I wish you all a blessed year and look forward to many more creative flavors this year! : )

  24. Thank you so much, Anne for the warm new year greetings !!! I wish you the very best of everything in the year and hope it is full of happiness and blessings for you. Luv, Sonia

  25. Happy New Year, Sonia! May it be even better than the previous one! I am looking forward to reading about your inspiring cooking adventures in 2014!

  26. Thanks a ton Sissi for the new year greetings ! I hope to share my cooking experiments pretty soon, once the weather gets little better...! Wish you a wonderful year ahead ! Thanks for being here.
    Much luv, Sonia

  27. Wishing you a fabulous 2014 for you dear :)

  28. OOO, lovely! Happy 2014 to you!

  29. Beautiful post! Here's to a fabulous 2014!

  30. Thankyou so much guys for the best wishes and blessings ! They are always so special to me !
    Have a wonderful day. Take care .


  31. Happy New Year! May 2014 bring you joy and happiness. Here's to another year of blogging!




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