Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Turning 3 - Our Yatra Continues...

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow. -- Melody Beattie

Life is magical... fleeting, slipping by, momentary. Nothing is permanent... times move on, things change. And it is these changes that make this life what it is – A journey, an expedition... A pilgrimage... A Yatra...

The journey of Life: A Yatra

Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments ~ Rose F. Kennedy

3 years... Today marks the 3rd anniversary of My Yatra Diary and by the grace of God and all your care, not only have I enjoyed every bit of my blogging but also learnt a lot out of it. But before I gear up to step into my 4th year, I pause for just a moment... to reflect on the years gone by, to contemplate on all those things for which I’m thankful for...

The burning flame: Counting my blessings

We need deliberately to call to mind the joys of our journey.
Perhaps we should try to write down the blessings one day.
We might begin; we could never end;
there are not pens or paper enough in all the world. ~ George A. Buttrick

... Your warm wishes that took me places, your support that helped my creativity, your motivations that built my confidence, your thoughts that helped me learn... your love that enlightened my soul... my mind jumps up with so many more. As I write this piece and try to savor all these memories anew in a moment, I can feel my heart pouring with heartfelt gratitude for all the love that you have showered on this little diary of mine.

Thank You, Friends

We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder

Thank you for helping me grow. Thank you for staying by my side, sharing my hopes and dreams, and just being you. I love my yatra diary, yes it does reflect a lot of my hard work but I just want to let you know that it’s your blessings and heartfelt wishes that will always keep this going.

It is Your footprints that will always make My Yatra Diary... complete.

Your footprints - Your blessings

Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayers and worn with thanks 
~ Thomas Goodwin

THANK YOU, friends!

Update:  My dear friend Mohini Puranik from Chaitanya Puja has sent her wishes in the form of a lovely hand made poster for My Yatra Diary!


Thank You, Mohini :-)

84 comments:

  1. Great going Arti :)

    may you and your blog prosper for 'n' number of years ahead :)

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  2. Hi Arti

    Congrats on your 3rd anniversary of your blog ... I can definitely tell you that a lot of people love your blog as you write from your heart and touch our souls.

    Wish you many many happy returns of the day : )

    Satya
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  3. Congratulations, Arti!! You and I have been blogging just about the same length of time and it has indeed been a wonderful experience! Not only has it been fun, but I've learned so much and that's always a blessing!! I do love the quote by Rose Kennedy!! Have a great weekend!!

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  4. @Arti First of all heartfelt congratulations on your blog 3rd Anniversary.Our best wishes always with you.Keep Blogging.All the best.
    Best Regards

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  5. Congratulations!! Wishing you all the very best for your future travels.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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  6. All the best Arti....may you and Yatra diary reach new heights in the coming year...

    all the best.

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  7. God is Love, and whenever you reach out in loving kindness, you are expressing God. God is Truth, and whenever you seek truth, you are seeking God. God is Beauty, and whenever you touch the beauty of a flower or a sunset, you are touching God. God is the Intelligence that creates all and sustains all and binds all together and gives life to all.

    Happy Birthday My Yatra Diary, 3 years going, more journey, more tought, more experience, more quote, more wise :)

    Keep travel and visit more pilgrim destination over the earth :)

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  8. Congratulations Arti! As i mentioned on twitter, 3 years down.. 100's still to go :) Let the journey continue :)

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  9. Heartiest congratulations Arti.
    Its been a long journey.
    Through your Blog I have learned so much.
    Keep taking us to virtual pilgrimages.
    May you have many more yatras.
    Best Wishes :-)

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  10. Congrats, Arti!! We have enjoyed the journey just as much as you and look forward to many more such milestones!

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  11. May your yatra continue till eternity and this lovely blog of yours prosper with every passing year, Arti:)

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  12. Congratulations. The Yatra continues....

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  13. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary and wishing you many more to come. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with your readers.

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  14. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! I enjoyed reading your blog.
    It brought back so many lovely memories of my many visits to the temples there. That footprint photo brought back memories of my visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial at Kanyakumari. And I love Kanyakumari!
    Thank you for sharing and look forward to reading many more.

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  15. A beautiful post on the true meaning of gratitude! And congratulations on three years of blogging.

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  16. Congratulations on your third anniversary of blogging, Arti. You made me realized that three years have passed since my first post, too. Because of our mutual blogging, we met face to face and could share the same time at the same place, which was a sheer pleasure. Time is fleeting. However, the pleasure is full grown when it is remembered. Pleasure then and memory now is one thing. Keep up nice blogging as your yatra continues.

    Yoko

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  17. Congratulations, Arti. The degree of commitment to excellence is visible in each and every post out here. You have been able to create a body of work that is consistently high quality, and of immense value to your readers. Every time I see one your Himalaya posts, I am seized by the desire to just get out and be there. Thanks for sharing your yatra with all of us.

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  18. many congratulations :)

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

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  19. Congratulations!!!
    Keep up the lovely work and keep enthralling us with your travel stories.. :)

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  20. Congratulations Arti! I hope there are many many more birthdays to come for your wonderful blog. What next are you planning? With such great popularity of your blog, maybe you should get your own domain as a birthday present!Hearty congratulations and keep writing!

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  21. Congrats on you three year anniversary. I feel happy sharing with you.
    I feel happy to be able to put my footprint on your blog post.

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  22. Hey Arti many many congratulations...

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  23. congrats... you have acheived a lot on 3 years of blogging journey... you continue to inspire me with your spiritual writings and amazing photographs... am confident that you will achieve much more in the years to come...

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  24. I have enjoyed going on your yatras as much as you have, thanks to your way of carrying your readers along. Wish you many more anniversaries and I would second Richa's wish that you have your own domain. All the best!

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  25. Congrats on your 3rd blog anniversary, Arti! That's quite an accomplishment. Someday, we shall meet.

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  26. many congrats on the three yearsss. :) party timeeeee
    and in these years you have taken us on a lot of yatra's for sure Thank you for that ..


    Bikram's

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  27. congrats I'm always enjoying your impressive post I'm looking forward to following your next year

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  28. Congratulations, Arti on 3rd anniversary of your ‘My Yatra Diary’, may this Yatra continue and inspire, enlighten future and prospective Yatris about food, shopping and most important your observations and thoughts about the destinations covering points which are normally never covered even in best guide books. Yatra Diary’s photo are of such good quality that I always wonder about camera. Shabash and please, keep it up. We all are waiting eagerly for next page of Yatra Diary.

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  29. Your blog is growing.

    He is a big boy now.

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  30. Hearty Congrats dear Arti! May God guide you in all your yatras:) Good luck!

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  31. Hearty Congrats to you my Arti Dear for completing Fabulous Golden 3 years of blogging at My Yatra Diary... Its your sweetness, dedication and love that bind all of us together in this beautiful journey and made it ''Our Yatra Diary'' :)
    Truly, after reading you and the pics you share, I feel.. me too visited the place with you, that gives me immense pleasure..I wish if we could go on a trip together :)
    Happy Birthday to Our Yatra Diary!!
    My best wishes... Keep going with the same spirit.

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  32. Such beautiful words. It has been an honour, a joy and a privilege to have known you over the years. Here's to many, many more Yatra years.

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  33. Congratulations Arti! May you and your diary reach new heights in the coming years. We enjoyed your yatra just as much as you.

    All the best.

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  34. Lovely warm post, Arti! Wish you loads more of achievements and many many more years of blogging.

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  35. @ALL This world is beautiful for me because of people like you. Truly overwhelmed by all your love. Thank you very much :-)

    @Richa @Zephyr I have been thinking about shifting the blog to self hosted wordpress for the past one year but my limited technical knowledge has always managed to prevent me from going ahead with it. Maybe it's time now to think over it seriously.

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    1. Google and friends from indiblogger will definitely help you .

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  36. Congratulations for completing 3 years. May your yatra achieve many new destination and still the journey continue

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  37. Congratulations on 3rd birthday of your blogging! I've enjoyed a lot reading your Yatra blog and learned a lot as well. Especially this year, it was a great pleasure to see you in person. I remember your charming cool,calm, and collected eyes with a profound sense of faith clearly.
    My best wishes for many happy returns of Yatra day!

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  38. Arti, Congratulations on your third anniversary of your Yatra Diary. This blog made me thought a wonder of the life. I do not know how many bloggers in the world. But I met you and your blog by chance. Yes, life is magical and we do not know what will happen next moment. I have learned many things from you. What a serendipity I have had in such a transience of the life. Thanks a lot, Arti.
    keiko

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  39. Congrats to your wonderful blog Arti, and: HAPPY BIRTDAY to you! I hope you'll have a fun and happy day! And keep blogging the magic of India!

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  40. Hi Arti,

    Congratulations on the third anniversary of your blog.
    Always great to come and see what you have to share with us. I have learned so much about your country and the interesting things you write of.
    Here's to many more great years ahead.

    Enjoy the weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  41. Many many congratulations Arti.Loads of love and hugs.

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  42. Congratulation! Your words are beAutiful and touching hearts:)

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  43. Hey! Happy Birthday to Your Blog! You 'religiously' rock...keep travelling, keep sharing :D

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  44. Arti, congratulations. A worthy milestone to celebrate indeed! Have a wonderful day :)

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  45. Wonderful post Arti! And very timely for US Thanksgiving week as well. Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary and here's to many more years of "My Yatra Diary".

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  46. Many Congratulations, Arti! Keep traveling, keep writing! :):)

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  47. I am searching for the key websites and blogs to connect with. I have gone through your blog and found each of your posts really interesting. Your writing style is really amazing that catches the attention of the readers and travel enthusiasts. I firmly believe that you are ardent at developing the content of a blog precisely. You writing is truly flawless.
    For me, going through your Blog was like taking a joy ride. Consequently, I would admire you to write some posts for our blog as a guest blogger. Here below is our blog
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  48. Happy third anniversary!!! I love your pictures and the first beautiful pink one, and your sentiments are from the heart and so interesting, giving us a peek about how blogging has affected you!

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  49. Congratulations, Arti. You achieved a lot in the last three years. Here's wishing you and 'My Yatra Diary' many more trips, many more great experiences, many more posts and many, many more readers. All the very best.:)

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  50. I am late here, Arti, but nevertheless, want to greet you a happy 3rd blogging year anniversary, I have learned a lot from you as well :)

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  51. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary, Arti! Beautifully written post with lovely accompanying photos. Thankful to have found your blog and virtually traveling with you. Wishing you the best and many more blogging years and travel adventures!

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  52. congrats My Yatra Diary for 3rd anniversary

    thanks arti for sharing great info about various place in India and abroad

    i wishing you to complete more more anniversaries of "My Yatra Diary"



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  53. Congrats Arti! You deserve everything good that comes yr way

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  54. Congratulations Arti ! :)

    So, how does it feel to become an inspiration ? :)

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  55. Congrats..!! Look forward to many more years of your diary...

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  56. Hearty congratulations to My Yatra Diary on its 3rd anniversary. And thank you for all the informative and educating posts.
    Keep going forward

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  57. Hi Arti, you have such an inspirational blog, thank you for sharing this and thank you for visiting my page too. I hope that you have a happy week! Victoria :)

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  58. Congrats Aarti for this momentous occasion. I wish and your blog many enjoyable and productive years ahead..

    Thanks for visiting my blog and appreciating it!

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  59. Heartiest Congratulations Arti!!! I am so happy for My Diary!! I have to say your blog has fascinated me a lot and those photos just vindicated my interest in this one!!

    Keep going!!! Looking for a lot more posts!!!

    Cheers

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  60. Congratulations Arti on the third anniversary of blogging, hope you will continue the good work forever. Good Luck

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  61. Congrats Arti. Amazing 3 yrs of Journey.

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  62. happy anniversary to your blog. nice meeting you here in yourblog. hope we can keep in touch.

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  63. Congratulations on this wonderful
    milestone.Your success and accomplishment in just 3 years is astounding !!
    All the best for many more anniversaries to come.:)

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  64. I think I am a couple of days late in wishing you. Happy Blogaversary to you, Arti. May you travel many more years and keep writing like this :)

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  65. Congrats. when r u heading to melbourne?

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  66. Wishing many more splendid yatras for filling up this beautiful diary of your Arti, many many happy returns of the day :)

    Hugs..
    take care

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  67. This is truly memorable journey.

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  68. Beautiful words, true emotions and spectacular imges... Arti, your blog is a true delight! Congrats!

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  69. Congratulations on your serene yet spectacular journey!

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  70. I'm not a very regular commenter but I know from Indiblogger meets and have read a few posts here! Best wishes for many more future anniversaries on your blog! Here's to this one and many more!!!

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  71. Congratulations Arti!!!!! Hope your amazing journey just continues with more vigour, more lovely pictures, even more gorgeous posts and above all greater yatras... :D
    Loads of Hugs
    Deepa
    Hues n Shades

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  72. Congratulations!! May you have many more years to come!!

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  73. Wow....congrats...
    I'm happy to be associated with your Yatra..
    All the best

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  74. Great going , Keep this good work going on . Congrats .

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  75. Congratulations on 3 years of sharing, Arti! It's been my pleasure to get to know you through your writing and photos.

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  76. Belated congratulations on three years. Your positivity stands out in a very crowded and noisy media landscape.

    Here is to three more years!

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  77. Congratulations on your 3 years. I love your heartfelt blogs like this. Your photos and expression of words always show the wonderful person you are. May your journey continue and flourish with each passing year.
    Hugs Carrie

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  78. I am late but the wishes are as fresh as ever. :) Congratulations Arti. Wishing you loads of success in the future as well. :)

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