Last week as I was in pure panic mode – finishing up work details, running errands, packing, last-minute shopping – I found myself silently hoping for a little snow before we left for our trip. Just a little early white Christmas is all I wanted. I must have been a really good girl this year, because it snowed and it wasn’t a teaser or flurries or anything but one of those where within a few hours the whole place gets transformed into a winter wonderland. We recently moved into our house and every wonderful little thing that happens these days seems significant and in my diary gets penned as first this and first that in the new house. First snow. First kiss under the mistletoe. Snow falling outside the window, the tree all lit up, with my husband next to me – I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful first Christmas in our home.
Now I am here in Bombay, reached two days ago and still in a daze due to the extreme jet lag. As I sit here in my childhood home, getting lost in the familiar nooks and corners where my brother and I grew up playing and fighting and being there for each other, where my grand-dad shared stories over dinner each night, where mom and I stayed up late nights chatting about crushes and heart-breaks and dreams and where dad never said no to anything I asked for – I cannot help but feel thankful the good fortunes offered to me. I smile looking at the street where I took long walks with my friends and the bakery across home where I spent hours chatting away with them. This is the familiarity that instantly makes me smile – I am feeling warm inside and content and secure – I can feel it in my bones… this is home!
This holiday season give something memorable to the people you love. Give them something that will make the best memories. So when they take a trip down the memory lane few years from now – this gift should be able to bring a smile to their face even then. Today in the holiday giveaway series – I have a gift card to Cranwell Resort. Nothing like gifting a weekend of relaxation and pampering to someone you love. Ami Clubwear sweatshirt – c/o, Lysse leggings – c/o, Hunter boots