Thankful Tuesdays #32 – A Town I Love

Written as part of 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge which I’m attempting this year.


A City I’ve Visited

Week 32 – Thankful Tuesdays

I’m not much of a traveler, and it has been a long time since I visited a big city. So I’m taking the liberty to change this to a town I’ve visited, and that’s my hometown. I’m thankful for this beautiful town in Kerala that I hail from. As with most towns in Kerala, the atmosphere is, most of the time, devotional and that atmosphere is one that I like. The temple that is at its center is quite well-known, but going about 3 kilometers inward, there’s another temple where Lord Shiva is the deity and that temple is my kudumbakshetram, where my family go regularly for prayers, and the ambience of which stays in my mind long after I’ve left it. The community there is close knit. My family knows most of the other families in the neighborhood, and they know us. Especially during the temple festival time, people come for a cup of tea or to sit on the steps of my home and gossip with my grandmother. The town is blanketed by greenery all around, making it quite serene. Though I don’t visit often, it’s a place that, along with a bit of boredom, gives me much peace of mind. I’m thankful that my family hails from there. And I hope to go there one day soon.

(© 11th August 2015)


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.

2 thoughts on “Thankful Tuesdays #32 – A Town I Love”

  1. Kerala is on my topmost list of “to travel “. I am fascinated by seeing the nature’s beauty there, in photos. I wish to visit Kerala some time soon and experience its serenity in real. You are lucky to have such a beautiful hometown 🙂

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