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Birthday gift!

Gift-to-self

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Our arrival into this beautiful world  must have been a momentous occasion for our family. The world into which we announce our arrival with our cry, but which brings so much elation to our family. It is a time for them to celebrate and rejoice, to revel and revere this new bundle of joy that almighty blessed them with. The day becomes special for the rest of our life.

As kids we all look forward to our birthday each year. The party, the presents, balloons, festoons, friends, the new dress ….all so perfect! The games at the party, passing the parcel, treasure hunt, balloon games, each year something new to go with the theme. How excited we are, to plan for the party and all the paraphernalia associated with it. The frenzy of opening the gifts is the highlight of the party!

The thought that struck me was, while receiving birthday gifts is a happy time for us, do we give ourselves any gift for our birthday too? Gifting ourselves can assume many forms. From learning to appreciate small everyday moments of joy, developing more positive intangible qualities, learning a new skill, exercising our will power, stepping outside our comfort zone,  there are plenty to choose from. Imagine how much one would have grown not only in physical aspects but as a person.

So this time for my birthday which just went by sometime back, I have promised myself a gift of a fitter me. Exercising my body and mind is my focus for the coming year. Hope I will be elated with my makeover by my next birthday!

Ask yourself the best gift you would like to give yourself. Let it play often in your mind. Focus on the answers you hear. Work towards its realisation and soon you would be pleasantly surprised to meet a new and better “You”!

68 comments on “Birthday gift!

  1. delphini510
    October 30, 2017

    Lovely and thoughtful post Radhika. Yes, to celebrate the day we came to this Earth is a wonderful party. To gift ourselves, now that is a beautiful idea the way you describe it. Little things each day to reach a stronger self both physically and mentally.
    Thank you
    Miriam

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  2. daneelyunus
    October 30, 2017

    If it your’s Birthday, then wish u a very very Happy Birthday Radhika, have a nice day and enjoy whole day

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  3. DeepikasRamblings
    October 30, 2017

    Good idea. Hope we can be successful implementing the same 🙂

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  4. Surbhi ki Rasoi
    October 30, 2017

    Beautiful and thoughtful post.
    We should gift ourselves as it is our important day. We should do everything which will give happiness to us as Happiness will also be a beautiful gift which we can give to ourselves.

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  5. LiveLove - IRENE
    October 30, 2017

    Belated Birthday wishes Mam! My Bday went just a day back and I am glad that I happened to see this beautiful post 🙂 Gifting ourselves is a wonderful thought.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 30, 2017

      Belated birthday wishes to you too Irene.💐 Hope you had a great birthday. I hope you do gift yourself something special that will help you become a better you. 👍

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      • LiveLove - IRENE
        October 30, 2017

        I did it Mam. I am taking baby steps to be a better human that’s the gift I have gifted myself on this Bday. Thanks for the wish 🙂

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      • radhikasreflection
        October 30, 2017

        I am so happy to hear that Irene. Truly a wonderful gift you’ve gifted yourself. God bless 💖

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  6. arlene
    October 30, 2017

    Nice post Radhika. Not all birthday celebrators enjoy those kinds of preparations and celebrations. Do I give a gift to myself during a birthday? Yes, sometimes I indulge a little but nothing expensive, something I want but not necessarily need.

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  7. thewritewomanblog
    October 30, 2017

    Belated birthday wishes to you, Radhika! What better gift to give yourself that a fitter self. The joy of feeling light on your feet is an absolute treat to your confidence. Wishing the fitter you an endorphine-rich happy and healthy days.

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  8. Plantsandbeyond
    October 30, 2017

    Happy Birthday and many happy occasions years ahead.

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  9. Megala
    October 30, 2017

    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful year ahead !!

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 30, 2017

      Thanks Megala. It been quite a while since then …….but my endeavor to work on my own gift is going on😁

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  10. Kunal Thakore
    October 30, 2017

    If it is your’s, many happy returns! Have a great day!

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 30, 2017

      It was earlier this month. The thought occurred to me then, it’s just that I have given shape to them through this post. Anyway thanks for the wishes Kunal.

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  11. Madhusudan
    October 30, 2017

    Very beautifully written. We have received so many gifts till now, but the biggest gift is to give it to ourselves.

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  12. boundlessblessingsblog
    October 30, 2017

    Happy Birthday dear Radhika. Have a wonderful year ahead with tons of happiness and cheerfulness and it is so nice to know that you want to be a slimmer you. Loved your beautiful words and post. Even I had my birthday on 24th what date are you.

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  13. Ben Aqiba
    October 30, 2017

    Wonderful post . I wish you the best in your life, to be successful in everything you do 🙂

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  14. Jeni G.J
    October 30, 2017

    Such a lovely post. It feels good to read a birthday post just before my birthday.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 30, 2017

      Warm birthday wishes coming your way Jeni, in advance. Hope you gift yourself something wonderful that you’ve always wanted to do/learn 🙂

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  15. Meenakshi Sethi
    October 30, 2017

    First of all A Very Happy Belated Birthday Radhika! Yes life is a gift in itself. And to be thankful for this precious gift we should be a present for ourselves too by being present in present moments. It could be only achieved by staying healthy mentally, physically and emotionally. I do wish you could appreciate this gift to yourself on your next birthday. Wishing you all success 👍

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  16. swalia
    October 30, 2017

    Belated happy birthday! Lovely thoughts. I do keep gifting myself. Books are the gifts that I buy for myself. Next comes courses- be it astrology courses or meditation courses.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 30, 2017

      Thanks Shaloo. Wonderful things to gift one self. I am sure you are on the path of evolution and growth. 👍

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  17. vidur sahdev
    October 30, 2017

    Belated wishes, and hope your gift to yourself is realised! 👍

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  18. Infinite Living
    October 31, 2017

    Wishes galore on your special day! Wish you your choicest dreams come true 🙂

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  19. Shiva Malekopmath
    October 31, 2017

    Wishing you Radhika full of Best Wishes.
    Sorry I have not brought any gift as if you have gifted your own self. This is amazing. Yes it makes one think what best they can gift themselves. They will choose the best one 😋 indeed.
    Shiva

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 1, 2017

      Thank you so much Shiva for the wishes. Gifting oneself which helps one grow and be at peace is truly amazing. We should all strive for that.

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  20. Heart to soul.
    October 31, 2017

    Belated birthday wishes! May you get the best of everything that the world offers. 😊

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  21. Miriam Hurdle
    November 1, 2017

    Happy birthday to you, Radhika! What a precious birthday gift you gave to yourself, to work toward a better you. Congratulations! I too want to better myself every day!

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  22. Rupali
    November 1, 2017

    So much positivity! I liek it.

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  23. Sanjay M Bhaskar
    November 1, 2017

    This post reminded of childhood and all the dreams I had as a child. I feel so strange that how different my priorities are now. And yes for this year I’m also on my fitness journey. And thank you so much for reminding me my goals and my goals as a child. Well written. 😊

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 2, 2017

      So very glad to hear that Sanjay. We all need those reminders to move on steadfast in our goals sometimes 🙂

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      • Sanjay M Bhaskar
        November 2, 2017

        Exactly! 😊😊

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  24. Sulaiman Hafeez
    November 2, 2017

    That’s a great idea. Quite thoughtful 😄

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  25. k'skitchenchronicles
    November 6, 2017

    Belated happy birthday to you, dear lady!!! I hope you have had a beautiful celebration☺
    The thought behind your post is such an inspiration. Being content and happy with yourself is the most positive way to celebrate your uniqueness, your struggles and your beauty!😚

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  26. Sachin Gandhi
    November 19, 2017

    And yeah as it is my 25th birthday, I have been making efforts to gift myself a summary of letters, messages, frames, photos nd finally an album depicting my achievements, what I achieved as a human, friend, son, brother and finally as n individual and as a person.

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 19, 2017

      Many happy returns of the day Sachin. That’s a wonderful gift to yourself. I am sure you will be proud of it watching it sometime down the line!

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      • Sachin Gandhi
        November 19, 2017

        Thank you so so much Radhika.
        And yeah, I believe gifts to self are the best because no one is ina best position to know what gift we want (sometimes we just want peace on birthdays away from those loud parties and sometimes just dinner or even a coffee with our loved one). No one can understand us better than us I believe no matter how close relation you have with him/her (yes, I am an exception to this rule among 2-3 people in my life. I know my friends more than they know themselves and 2-3 people I know, they know me better than myself. So, every rule comes with exception so as this rule of nature)

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      • Sachin Gandhi
        November 19, 2017

        I am already proud of what I achieved in just 25 years of my life even though none of it is a big achievement yet, everything is small. But, I am sure next 25 years of my life will see big achievements at every step of my life. First 25 years, were foundation for success I believe. It was a gestation period and I will reap its benefits in leaps anfd bounds in next 25 years. Then again, I will gift same self gift on my birthday on my 50th birthday reflecting what further I achieved from 26-50

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  27. Faisal Ahmed
    December 13, 2017

    It’s really great blog i Love your article….

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Best Gifts
    January 10, 2018

    Amazing post Radhika! Subscribed !

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