I introduced Anything Goes on Sunday, last month. You know how that works, don’t you? Just to remind you, if you wrote a post on Sunday (16th March), you can link it here provided you leave a comment on this post. Simple!

Even if Holi is not my favourite Indian festival (I explained that here), I can see why this colourful festival is so much fun for so many. Let me wish all my Indian readers a very happy Holi.

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Happy St Patrick’s Day to all my Irish friends all over the world!ย ย You do know how I love all things Irish! You might like to look at some fun facts about St Patrick’s Day here.

Some thoughts on blogging or the lack of it!

Holi signals the end of the Indian winter and the start of summer.ย Vidya Sury wrote a post yesterday which will give you details of how to know when it’s summer in Indiaย – as if I needed a reminder! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย ย We’re just back from a week long break in a slightly cooler part of India –ย Mahabaleshwarย and it wasn’t fun coming back to a much warmer and more humid Mumbai.

But I’m not grumbling – it was a lovely break – the best part being that I gave myself a week off from even thinking about blogging or social media! Instead I allowed myself time to visit with this fellow – a few feet away from our hotel room balcony!

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If there’s one thing I realized from a week away from blogging and its related ‘business’, is that sometimes we allow ourselves to become slaves to our blogs. ย As I mentioned to Richa this evening (and I told her I was going to quote myself here!) : ourย blogs are only our creations – they’re not us!ย  I think I need to remind myself of this often. Over the last few weeks, I find myself going back again and again to readย Chloe Jeffreys’ post,ย Riding a Dragon Named Purpose. If you’re a blogger, it’s recommended reading! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย 

Friends With Benefits ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m happy to let you know about a wonderful collaborative project – an anthology that includes entries from some writer friends of mine called –ย Read for Animals #1 (B&W version): Anthology to help animals (B&W version)
ย (click on the link for details)
. All profits from this book will go to animal shelters. ย You can also followย Read For Animals on Facebookย and tweet about this effort using the hash tag #readforanimals.

Also, do check out Laurel Regan’s Gratitude List post – up every Monday and add your gratitude links to it.

Let me end with a wonderful Irish toast on St Patrick’s Day.

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year long.โ€