Friday, January 11, 2008

பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

தமிழ் அன்பர்களுக்கு என் மனம் கனிந்த பொங்கல் நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

Happy Pongal, everybody!

Pongal being the harvest festival, it is a good time to think back on the past and be greatful for who we are and what we have.

I thank God
- for my family who love me no matter what
- for my friend who knows me through and through and still dares to love me
- for my friends who support me, encourage me, listen to me (even when they have no idea what i am talking about), understand me (even the vague, abstract stuff i love to discuss), and most of all correct me
- for my blog which has been a wonderful tool as it has encouraged me and given me a platform to compose and express my thoughts. And it has introduced me to some wonderful people.
- for my work which not only gives me a sense of purpose, but also helps me fulfill who i am and continues to stretch me and grow me
- for the gift of hope. The best is yet to come, they say...
- for God Himself, who gave of Himself willingly and generously and loves me no end...

p.s. - This post comes early as i am going to my hometown to celebrate Pongal with my family. See you all after Pongal.


JollyRoger said...

Hey check ur spelling!!!

Have never been fortunate to celebrate Pongal in a rural setting, but for the past few years we have a special service in church followed by the making of Pongal in the open. Its fun with people coming to mass in dhoties!

Happy Pongal to you.

PS. We only have one day off for Pongal, its sooooooo depressing.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

oorlendhu vandhu oru pongal blog podunga
இனிய பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்

the queen beetle said...

Happy Pongal, Bungi!! been so long since I left a comment on your blog :P

i really like this post, especially the way you composed the things you're thankful for :)

greenearth said...

Love the sound of the word pongal, it has the feeling of abundance.

Sandy Carlson said...

Beautiful post! The festivals, new years, and celebrations around the world that I read about on blogs remind me to be glad and grateful for all that I have. I hope you have a wonderful time. God bless.

Bungi said...

Jollyroger - Found the mistake and corrected it! Thanks!!

CU - Will do my pongal blog soon... Ummm... Don't know if it will be pongal blog... But some post definitely...

Ritz - Thank you, thank you!

Greenearth - Pongal does signify abundance. It literally means to spill and overflow... :-)

Sandy - I had a wonderful time at home, with family! You should come over to celebrate Pongal sometime. It is the biggest Tamil festival around!

Clover said...

hey i know i'm late but i had to comment! nice post! and pongal

Bungi said...

Gitu - It's ok if you are late. Hope you had a great Pongal...