It's Sunita here.
Weekend. Gorgeousness. Dark Chocolate. Delight.
As much as the world may seem limitless, and infinite opportunities to extend ourselves be apparent, we are usually satiated with much less than we are led to believe we need.
The truly precious people in our lives are but a few. The experiences that move us the deepest are very often very simple in nature. It’s just a matter of recognizing that fact and being present to those moments.
As humans, we will always crave excitement, adventure, and variety. All those are necessary for us to grow. But, if we took the time to do an inventory of the lasting joys of our life, we may likely only see a small circle of light. It is within these bonds and boundaries that we feel at home. It is through shared experiences with these individuals and groups- physical, mental, and emotional, that we are grounded, and feel connected to ourselves, and to those whom we are in relationship with.
Thinking about these people, and reliving past experiences, and/ or even anticipating and planning future experiences together produces a positive and calming effect on us, in addition to flooding us with comfort, and feelings of deep attachment.
It was the celebration of one such person in my life, duly noted with this dark chocolate cake recently, that has anchored me as I start 2022. I was thrilled to see my daughter Simrin take over the role of family baker that day. This gorgeous dark chocolate cake was her creation. It tasted just as great as it looks. The vintage tea cup candle seen here was made by my older daughter Nina. These deeply personal contributions by them added so much to the occasion and my experience of it.
Passing on our best and healthiest selves onto the next generation is especially sweet when you have worked very hard to overcome trauma. It was a very powerful motivation for me to overcome the impact of my childhood trauma, and gave purpose, beyond wanting my own suffering to end, to do the difficult, but essential work of healing.
Happy weekend to you all. I hope you find your world shrink to a tiny patch of sheer joy, memorable celebrations, delight, and peace!
Until next time,