Happy Diwali to everyone..

in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

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We celebrated the festival last night.

And run-up to this day was preceded by days of rigorous pre-Diwali cleaning. Yes, I was bitten by the safai virus too! How could I escape it when so many of you were putting up posts and tweets on how you all were so engaged in getting your homes clean and set for the festival of lights. Watching and reading you all drove me to turn my heavily cluttered house to a neater and decluttered home just in time :).

The kitchen cabinets were reorganized. Floors were bleach cleaned. Even those far ends that hadn’t had any contact with cleanliness for weeks were reunited with the vaccum cleaner. Thanks to which, the sharpener that was last seen some 7 months back was found lying in a chunk of dust under the child’s bunk bed! Piles and piles of unwanted papers and stationaries cluttering inside the study table were shown the door. Wardrobes and bookshelves were reset. Windows were brushed off the dust. The front and back yards were broomed and washed. Of course I had some able help from my domestic help, who diligently took my suggestions and instructions to clean every nook and corner of the house . God bless him!

I can’t begin to tell how satisfying and calming it felt to see all those shelves and cabinets and drawers that looked as though hurricane-hit, transformed into neatly stacked counters. Even though, as Rachna rightly pointed out, others may hardly notice the hard work put in.

Having said that, isn’t it a bit of an irony that Diwali, which brings in so much of cleansing and decluttering to our homes and lives would eventually entail a sense of mess and unkemptness the very next day with all the crackers and poppers and snappers strewn all over the street?

Thats not to say that I don’t appreciate the positivity, brightness and cheer that the festival brings with it. It is after all, my favourite festival!

Here’s wishing you all a wonderful Diwali this year! May the festival of lights brighten up your lives with happiness joy and fervour to last forever ๐Ÿ™‚

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A passing thought

I let my daughter give me a hand at tidying up our house, so she can understand the importance of helping and keeping one’s surrounding clean.

The result- she wants to vacuum each and every corner of the house herself, and not just that she is now spotting strands of hair in one corner, remnants of pasta cooked two days back, in another, crumpled tissue(s) at various other corners ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

I see where she’s getting at- her Amma has not been very good at this whole art of cleaning herself ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Point noted, Darling. Now hand me back my vacuum cleaner. Enough of cleaning! ๐Ÿ™„