Neck Deep In Gratitude…

Dear Friends,
Good Evening!
I  am really happy to be a part of the grand celebration of  another important milestone of Leo,completing 600 posts.Vinu,hearty congratulations and thanks  a bunch for selecting me as one of   your guests.:)In blogosphere, Leo is so popular that he does not need any introduction.Sharing his thoughts with the rest of the world Vinu started blogging in 2006.I  Rhyme Without Reason is a delight   to the readers.The writer’s passion for poetry is visible.Vinu owns four blogs and always surprised me with his amazing posts.The signature Leo is very attractive and the posts are thought provoking!It’s my privilege to do the 598th  post.It’s a great achievement, my dear friend that you are reaching a grand milestone.Vinu,I am honoured.You deserve more feathers to your cap and that will happen in near future.You are the first Keralite whom I came across to own a Hindi blog.You write  the lines beautifully  in Hindi.You are lucky that you are able to pen down your thoughts like the flow of a river.Hats off to the bright star of the garden city.You are busy in the badminton court  and reading fictions and poetry help to destress you.

From the land of cool soothing nights,
Heavy showers and strong winds,
Wild  parties and stretches of soft sand,
I congratulate you, my friend,
For reaching the milestone of

The huge number of six hundred posts!
When I first open my eyes upon the deep blue sea,
And the wonderful sight of rising sun,
I thank God,I am alive.
With a heart filled with gratitude,
I chant my morning prayers.
Nothing in nature is for itself;
Rivers don’t drink water,
Trees don’t eat their fruits!
Sun does not give heat for itself.
So,let’s learn to live for others.
Friends,my favourite quote is,
”Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass,
It’s about learning how to dance in the rain”.
Who doesn’t face the adversity?
But remember it’s not the adversity,
But how we react to it,
That will determine the joy and happiness in our lives.
Teaching our hearts to heal with time,
We can live with wisdom,self respect and love,
Even if we struggle to cope up with,
Anger,resentment and depression,
Let us believe in the new bright morning,

And remain grateful, hopeful and proactive!
I am grateful to you,yaar, for the recognition,
And it is more than any valuable gift.
Gratitude unlocks the richness of life,
It turns a stranger to a friend.:)
I am happy that I met you,
In this beautiful world of blogosphere!
                Gratitude changes our lives. The magical words,”Thank You”makes someone’s day.
From the land of sun,sand and beaches,
Wishing you a very bright and prosperous future,
Where The Great  God showers His Choicest Blessings On you,
When I will be browsing through the bookstalls,
To purchase your popular best sellers,
You will have a surprise in store for the world. 
Mein to woh lamaha hoon jo aaj hain
Kal shyaad guzar jaon! 
It’s  Anu signing off..
Wishing you a happy and peaceful night,
As the good rains bring hope for improved yield,
Let’s be optimistic for the bright and beautiful tomorrow.
Requesting you to continue your journey of creative writing,
Reminding you,Anu loves you dil se,

From Leo:
Today’s guest at my blog, as some of you would have already recognized from the style, is Anupama πŸ™‚ She’s a straight from the heart blogger who I’ve had the privilege of reading since a long time. We’ve become good friends now, and glad to see her here. She blogs at Sincerely Yours

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

16 thoughts on “Neck Deep In Gratitude…”

  1. Thanks Anu, for accepting my request to do a guest post, and to honor my blog with your presence. Gratitude is there, and smiles after reading your wonderful words. This was your style of posting, and I've seen that in your blog since I donno when. I don't have 4 blogs πŸ™‚ 3 for personal use and 2 memes… so its either 3 or 5 πŸ˜€ glad u liked the sign too..Thanks once again for that beautiful long poetry that u do so well, and for gracing my blog on this little occasion :)PS: I had to edit the title n tags, so it goes with the blog & make it easier to navigate πŸ™‚ I've not made any change to the post.

  2. Thousands of claps to Leo :-)600 is a huge number, do post more, because 1000 is just 400 away..You have inspired me in all your write ups, I feel great to pen down my comments in your blog.Yours Frendly,Saravana Kumar MFew Miles

  3. Let me contribute my flower of tribute to the garland of praises for reaching a milestone of 600 posts.Truly a remarkable achievement.Congratulations, Leo!!Anupama is a highly popular blogger with her own inimitable style of writing in lilting prose and poetic forms.It is fitting and apt for her being a guest writer in this well known blog of yours.I liked her post.

  4. Anupama , that was simply sweet !! I duuno how amny times I smiled reading it , and I am still while typing this πŸ™‚ I loved your writing style ..its so very cute and dilse πŸ™‚ Leo , Its wonderful to have such lovely friends .. Wish you guys have fun time πŸ™‚

  5. Congrats vinu for the 600th post.Its not easy to reach this milestone.We should have enthusiastic mind and confidence.I like your attitude to make this blog of the best and long running in blogosphere .I wish all the best for your wonderful blogging. Anu's post add more beauty to your blog.Anu is such a wonderful blogger so far i met.She has introduced your blog to me.I happy that she is my one of my good blog friend.I will start following your blog now onwards.Once again congrats for the wonderful achievement.Have a great time aheadTake care RgdsSarin

  6. @Yvonne, thank u very much! πŸ™‚ hope someday i reach another 600..!@Saravana, thank u. i will do so! :)@Pooja, 600 posts.. not poems πŸ™‚ thank u! @Meera, thanks a lot! πŸ˜€

  7. @KPS, yes.. she's very known for sure! πŸ™‚ glad u liked her post and thanks for the congrats!@ADG, thank u dear! πŸ™‚ lots of friends for sure!@Sarin, thank u πŸ™‚ and welcome to my little blog. Hope you have a fun time reading! Thanks for the follow!

  8. Hi Leo,Hearty congrats..'600th post' is really really amazing thing.I'm thankful to Anu, I'm reached in a 'wonderland' of words..'I Rhyme Without Reason!'And Anu,As always..ur post is Dil se Dil thak.You have some 'trademarks' of writing that no one can imitate..Once again congrats to Leo..With love and prayer,5u.

  9. @Anju,"wonderland of words"? πŸ™‚ wow. thank u πŸ˜€ welcome here anytime..and yeah, i got to see a perfectly Anu post πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  10. Wow…a fitting tribute to a versatile blogger…what more, you made his way to his 600th post very special…:)Sure, this post would be forever etched in Leo's heart! If it comes from a beautiful heart, the message is just so wonderful!Sorry for coming in late Leo, I was in a 2-days seminar where there is no net connection! Then Saturday, my health kept me in bed…I felt bad. I could go online but not for long!But better late than never, right?Congrats buddy! I wish to see more posts to come!

  11. Dear Vinu, Good Evening!Thanks a bunch for giving me an opportunity to be a guest at your space.Friend,I am honoured.You have started seeing my posts since just more than one year.:)Wherever I went,I could see your beautiful signature.:)Life is short and we are constantly at parting points in our life.True friends become heartbeats.So,I feel I have to share a lot with the rest of the world.Hence my posts get longer.:)I am not sure when I have to say goodbye to blogosphere.I am happy that I have come across you.Thus the garden city became so close to the land of sea and songs.True friendship transcends worlds.When your cell phone is busy buzzing with heart warming messages,I would like to remind you,''FRIENDSHIP is a golden knot that binds two hearts together!When we move on with our own lives,let us never forget each other''. HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY! Sasneham, Anu

  12. Dear Friends, Good Evening!Thanks a lot for your appreciation and encouraging words.Amity,I was really wondering what happened to you.Yes,dear,better late than never.I waited for 1st August to thank you for your feedback.It was my pleasure to do this guest post.Till evening,I had no clue what I would be writing about.But then the presence of cool drizzles and gentle breeze whispered something in my ears and the words started flowing.:)GOD IS GREAT!I am happy that I have won many friends from blogosphere.Thanks a lot dreamy girl for the follow.May I invite each and everyone of you to my simple but sincere site,sincerely yours.Offering each one of you a beautiful yellow rose,HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY!Thanks,Vinu,once again for your beautiful words. Anu loves all of you,dil se, Sasneham, Anu

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