My cup runneth over

I seek simple things,get mushy soon and feel good at various times of the day. It is very easy for me to get pleased.  Past 24 hours have been simply awesome.

We were invited to attend 3 weddings on Saturday ,morning, after noon and night., at various parts of the city. We attended the morning one, came home tired, skipped the afternoon, and were getting ready for the night one, when it started pouring . Not a right mood to travel to another end of the city 25 k.m. or more , with fine clothes and jewelery. But a friend offered a lift ,and driven by her son expertly  in the pouring rain over ditches of Hyderabad, reached the venue late.We were self-conscious, and dishellved, but were welcomed by  the gathering cheerfully.

I met many of my friends , and someone whom I had lost contact over 16 years. We used to share a lot for almost two years, but without any rhyme or reason this person abruptly cut me off her life, which left me puzzled for years. It now appears that she wants to  revive the ties. May be eventually I can figure out  why she did that! This left me with a kind of afterglow and I was super excited,  as I do not like to end friendships in suspense.

I was also mighty pleased. Someone was  praising my husband, and someone  adored him, and it was all very pleasant bantering around. Someone announced that they found a bride for their son,and the wedding date. We invited a lot of friends to come over , since they had not visited us for years.

It took a long time to calm down and get to sleep.

This morning when I opened the PC ,  I find scores of mails waiting for me to congratulate my 10000 hits of “My Clutter My life” blog!  Indiblogger ,jolted me out of morning grogginess, when suddenly I found my name appearing in “Most Popular Posts”.. Wow Never thought that was possible ever!!!

Later I climb the terrace, and start looking at my rain washed plants and soak into the delights of their response to rain. I keep looking at each plant, plucking extra leaves, or some twigs and vines, I suddenly find this:

Hey.. I am so happy.. So many things happening at the same time.. It makes me immensely happy that at last the Dosakkaya thought it fit to grow to a decent size, restore my  faith in Organic Terrace garden. How the plants thrive in the rains.


After breakfast, when all are in a jovial Sunday morning mood, my domestic help, calls me excitedly, and shows me something….at shoulder height, near the gate.


These are the small sparrow like greenish birds, who keep pecking at my pots on the terrace daily.  They are so fleeting in their movements, I find it impossible to capture on camera.

It is months since the birds succeeded in making the nest in the compound. We had all those rowdy cats which used to drive those birds away, except on top of high trees.  There were two/three small eggs inside, and while were  looking  delicately from far, we observed the little bird hover around and come back whizzing to inspect whether they are fine! What fun and pleasure!!!

My cup runneth over!!!

About gardenerat60

As you guessed, I am a retired executive, looking for hobbies. Stumbled into gardening after reading blogs. Always wanted to use eco-friendly items in daily life. So, there was no heistation in deciding to put the vast terrace balcony to use for organic garden.
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70 Responses to My cup runneth over

  1. Vidya Sury says:

    Such a delightful post, Pattu! That’s quite a dosakaya! May you continue to have happy moments like these!

  2. subhorup says:

    when it rains, it pours. congratulations, and congratulations, and congratulations, and congratulations, and congratulations. i might have missed one.

  3. umashankar says:

    Congratulations for the joys new and old, and delectable fruits of labour: plant’s, bird’s and yours!

  4. Juggler says:

    How good things spread! I was feeling a bit under the weather and just reading about your day fills my heart with joy. When one cup overflows, it touches and cleanses those around it too. Tight Hugs!

  5. meowpurrs says:

    Your post made me so happy too 🙂 Lovely to see your veggies coming out nicely and and wonderful to have a pet which will take care of itself! Enjoy !

  6. Jas says:

    Congratulations… 🙂 All these things were worthy of a thumping mention. Enjoy 🙂

  7. ranjani135 says:

    OMG! How small small things make us happy! I could imagine you glowing with happiness and pride! May you glow more and more and spread the glow to everyone around you! Congrats for 10,000 hits!
    I am also waiting to touch that number soon!

  8. inducares says:

    You are a living example of-How to find pleasure in ordinary things-but i know how much labor goes into nurturing a garden, therefore joy has to be worked at too;physically as well as mentally!

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks Induji, Lovely to get your thoughts on my post.

      Joy is something which I am deriving everyday, and feel a sense of loss, as how I missed all those years!

  9. Zephyr says:

    What a lot of happy things to happen all at once. But the most important event of all I think was your reviving your friendships, knowing what a warm person you are. What did you make of the the dosakai? May such happy events follow you all year….

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Zephyr, thanks.

      I have not made the Dosakkaya pappu today, tomorrow may be.

      I want to share here, that I was under the same spell when we had that loooong chat!I was grinning so much, hubby felt left out, and was sulking for sometime:-)

  10. Amit Agarwal says:

    Hearty congrats 🙂
    Finding joy in small things is the key ho happiness 🙂
    May you have lots more, and more often 🙂

  11. I can imagine you engage in the banter. Chuckling at it :P!

  12. Jeevan says:

    Indeed a pleasure day to cheer! Glad u happened to meet your friends after long back… I hope it was a memorable and feel so good and being touch with them.

    You terrace garden is fascinating with flowers and vegetables. . . and so nice to see sparrows built nest on your terrace! Hope they survive in your shadow 🙂

    Thanks for sharing

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Jeevan, thanks. The sparrow nest( i do not know whether they are sparrows, they are tiny birds, make so much noise and cleans my containers of worms), is doing fine. We are not going near it:-)

  13. panchali2 says:

    wow…So, it was quite a happening Sunday, Pattu ! I am glad you met your old friends…These re-connections are awesome. have a great time with one another, and stay blissfully happy ..
    Congrats on the feature…:)
    Love reading your blogs, they breath fresh air into my system. Am gonna be an ardent follower hereon…:D.

  14. ranitasinha says:

    Reading ur post gave such a soothing feeling from inside..wish that such positive thing always keep on happening in your life and I m in love with ur terrace garden..the pics are so fresh and the nest so cute..

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks Ranita. Small things make me very happy!, I am discovering myself, with these plants and surroundings, for which I had no time while in service.

  15. d.Nambiar says:

    What a happy, happy post. So many things to be happy about, I see. 🙂 I’m happy for you and … thank you for spreading the cheer.

  16. Loved reading this post! It is filled with happiness, optimism and positivity. I must say that I really admire your gardening efforts and all those pictures that you keep posting on FB. I loved the cauliflower pics too on FB. And, it is an amazing feeling to reconnect with old friends. It is priceless. I hope life keeps filling your cup with loads of happiness.

  17. I love your garden. I am thinking of a green kitchen garden on my open to sky terrace 🙂

  18. remidesouza says:

    I grew up on paddy farm dung my formative age… worked on paddy farm and vegetable garden, on rented land, and around house, that gave our peasant family livelihood and some cash. Your garden brings me back childhood memories. Well, I raise some plotted plants… (in crowded Mumbai) to revive my spirits.
    I think I should make a collection of such bloggers, who actually do such work as you do. And spread the news, so some may be inspired to actually work with soil… ha ha ha !!

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Remi, Thanks and welcome to my blog. I too grew up, spending my vacations of formative years, in my granny’s village. They had lands and we enjoyed the free life. I am sorry now that we did not take to farming when we could have! . This is my small satisfaction. I am sure you will be able to help out people in Mumbai with some experience in gardening.
      All the best.

  19. jaishvats says:

    Awesome Post! Little Pleasures of life 🙂

  20. Wow! What a pleasant day… 🙂
    loved this post and your blog …

  21. namitasunder says:

    What a lovely feel this post gave………kind of ‘all is well’ feel.It made me very happy.The friends,the rewards of creativity,the vibrantly green garden and the birds …may the shower of happiness continue.
    namita. rat ki rani has also started showing signs of revival.little green leaves have started peeping out.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks Namita for the beautiful expressions!. I am so glad your Raat Ki Rani revived:-). I am getting one plant from nursery , and starting all over soon. Our water position has slightly improved:-)
      Feel good that you read my page.

  22. Lekha says:

    Hi Pattuamma,
    Your article is just the thing someone needs to start a working day! A few seconds of green and so much positivity. You write so well. I imagined the rain, the drive to the wedding and your glorious sari :-), hopefully your friend and you will revive all the good things of the past and have plenty of new meets! Life is too short otherwise. Keep writing!

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Welcome here Lekha, and hugs for calling me Pattuamma!

      Thanks so much for the encouragement. Life is too short, yes, and there are so many small pleasures to enjoy and share.

      Have a nice day!

      • Lekha says:

        Thank you for your reply…I thought that name suits the image in the photo, glad you liked it. Have fun.

  23. Asha Ram says:

    Congrats, and what a lovely harvest!

  24. uppal says:

    Hi Pattu,
    Congratulations for writing such a beautiful post. Your positive spirit came out wonderfully in the narration,

  25. gunjan sinha says:

    Happiness,Happiness all around,happy blog,
    SUperlike 🙂
    -Gunjan Sinha

  26. anupampatra says:

    Ahhh…I’m happy.!!!

    Well the secret of a happy life is a simple life. Wisdom of ages beautifully reiterated by your experiences. Your post has this amazing easing effect. It’s raining now and your post is like this lovely warm cup of tea.

    Like I said, I’m happy to have read it. Congratulations and hope you soon reach 100000 hits.

  27. Swathi says:

    Its a nice post.. felt really good after reading it…

  28. Swathi says:

    Do you have a herb garden at home??? How long does it takes to grow?? I mean from beginning to end product… ( like coriander,Rosemary,Sage,Oregano etc??)

  29. Navin Mathew says:

    Interesting post!

  30. This is Wowsome lol A very apt title for what seemed to be a never-ending period of bliss. Eternal! Many congratulations! 😀

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