5th Anniversary!

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8th May, 5 years ago, I took my first step into world of blogging.  From my first post, to about 850+ posts till date, from an absolute novice to a published writer along with many online publications now, it has been an incredible journey of learning and growth.

As my blog Radhikasreflection celebrates its 5th anniversary today, I would like to thank each one of my readers for their constant support and feedback throughout. Some of you have been with my here, right from my initial days.  Heartfelt gratitude to you my dear friends. Will look forward to your amazing company in the journey ahead too.

I sit at my table, in the alcove by the window

as the white curtain sways to the zephyr,

wafting in, with the fragrances of a world beyond,

drenched in life’s palette, in a motley of colors.

My ears soak in those whispers of thoughts,

their essence permeates into my being.

 I gather the scattered unspoken words together

cajoling them into an expressive frame.

I breathe life into them, birthing my poems,

radiating a genuine warmth of emotions,

that emanate from the core of my soul.

My cup of gratefulness overflows with your support. So a big thank you to all my blogger friends. Do let me know what do you like about my writing?

I would like to leave you with a special request.  India is grappling under an intense wave of the deadly pandemic, do take a few minutes to send out a healing prayer to India and the world. Hoping all the collective efforts will help us come out of this dark phase soon. Thank you!!

Stay safe and stay blessed ❤ !

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This morning brought a pleasant news for me. A message from WordPress reminded the forgetful me, that it is my blog’s 4th anniversary.

Well, I can’t believe that time has flown by so fast since my first post.  My journey from an absolute novice, to now, has been an enriching one. It’s been a privilege to read the works of some amazing writers here. All of you have been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to me. My learning and growth embodies a reflection of you all. (I am still work in progress, though 🙂 ).

Thanks to your encouragement, I published my maiden book of poetry and haiku titled “Eclectic Verses” (available on amazon). My writings are simple, from the heart. It is the love of my readers that has helped me tide this far.

I am truly grateful for all the support, likes, comments and encouragement from my readers from across the globe. You have been my lifeline, helping me stay afloat in the ocean of blogosphere. I am glad to have such a diverse set of readers. There are the loyalists, who comment on each of my posts, (eternally indebted to them), the occasional peepers, who drop by sometimes, the silent likers, the wholesale likers (who like a dozen or more posts, at one go in a jiffy ;-)). No matter who you are, I am genuinely thankful to each one of you.  Each like and comment still carries the same joy, as the first one.

Melange of thoughts waft by

fall as contours of ink on a page

words fill them with color

to etch them in this vast expanse

giving them, an eternal identity!

Before I sign off, I would like to understand from you, what is the one thing about my writing that makes you come back to read it?

Once again a big thank you to one and all. Stay safe and stay blessed.

 

 

 

2nd Anniversary!

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I hit the publish button for the first time on this date exactly two years back for my first post, “Life lessons from Mom”. (It somehow got deleted down the line and I reposted it again on her birthday!). The thrill of receiving my first like, comment and follow is still fresh in my memory.

A melange of musings,

thrill of completing challenges,

fantasy in fictions,

passion for photography,

questions of the questioning mind,

sharing the bliss of nature’s beauty,

unravelling emotions in poetry….

my reflections have always been supported by you my dear friends, making my blogging experience so enriching.  Heartfelt gratitude to each one of you for sharing your warmth and love through your feedback, likes and follows. My endeavor to learn from all of you , in this path of a potpourri of words and verses will continue.

Signing off, with the hope that the family of radhikasreflection grows globally . A big thank you to one and all ❤ !

Ps: The above pic is specially designed by my daughter for this post!

 

100…….

 

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You have made 100 posts on radhikasreflection

A kaleidoscope of thoughts,

traversing my finite brain,

my words dress them up,

to whet my creative appetite

and showcase before you!

These thoughts have today scored a century!

Reaching a milestone always brings a smile not only to your face but to your soul as well. It allows you to bask in the blanket of happiness. That’s exactly how I felt on getting to know that I have so far posted a 100 posts on WP on my blog of eight months.

A person who always wanted to share her thoughts and reflections with the world, I have had the most fascinating journey so far. From a small seed of thought in my mind, my writing has now sprouted into a young sapling which wants to grow into a big strong tree and spread its branches far.

The growth from the seed to the sapling has been possible with the care and warmth all of you in the WP family have showered on my blog. You have tended to it with care, watering it and giving it ample sunshine through your warm comments.

I hope that my posts continue to bring in the whiff of fresh air to brighten your day. A heartfelt gratitude to all my readers for their continued support  ❤ 🙂

 

 

 

 

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