Monday, December 22, 2008


In two days we will be off to Argentina, to reconnect with nature, and do a whole lot of hiking in the Argentinian Patagonia. So this will be my last post this year. Since I may not be accessing the internet while I'm gone, I'll just look forward to catching up on all my blog-reading once we get back in the second week of January.

Sweetmango had tagged me some time ago, to list 5 things I do to stay mentally healthy. While I am nowhere near as grounded as she is, here are five things I need in my life, even if I don't find time for them on a daily basis:

1. Exercise and a periodic escape into the wilderness to hike or walk.
2. Books - I couldn't live without good reading material.
3. Having a creative outlet through painting, writing, gourds or something else.
4. My family and friends - I need them in my life.
5. Volunteering - the problems in the world can seem quite overwhelming at times. While it's easy to get disillusioned by the complexity of the issues, the only thing we can do is to make a small start by volunteering our time to make a small difference where we can. I absolutely need this for my sanity!

I tag any of you who wants to take this up and think about the essentials in your life, to stay at peace.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Holiday season, and a new year filled with peace and good health.

I will be back in touch in about two weeks.


Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time in Argentina exciting, I love South America, you will have so much fun!! Don't forget to try the yerba mate :)
Can't wait to see the photos and posts once you return, it will be so much fun, especially as your writing always make me feel like I am there with you!!

dolphin said...

wow, patagonia? some months back i planned a world tour along with my friend and patagonia was in our dream list! :D I look forward to your experiences and pictures of patagonia. First hand explanation of any place is worth it. good luck with the tour!!

Robyn said...

Bindu, have a wonderful, wonderful time! Reconnecting with that sounds pretty good to me.

Srividya said...

Hi Bindu,

We are back and I am still catching up on my blog reading! Have a wonderful trip to Argentina. Will catch up with you when you come back.

T and S said...

WOW...Argentina in 2 days.

You have a wonderful time, I will wait for photos and posts on that.

Wish you and your dear ones Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...Thomas

Vamsee said...

Oh Man! Hiking in Patagonia sounds so great. I had planned a trip there last year, but it never worked out.
I hope you have a great time and come back with great stories and pictures.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Sydney said...

You will be missed, but off on a great adventure, coming back rested, and I assume filled with stories to tell --and pictures too.

Have a great, wonderful, safe time and a very happy holiday.

xoxxo Syd

Jude said...

Oh, Bindu, have a fantastic time, I'm so jealous, I'd love to go to Patagonia some day.
We're off to our bit of wilderness here.
Take care
Peace and happiness
I look forward to hearing of all you adventures when you return.

painter girl said...

Hey Bindu,
Have a glorious time in Argentina!
Hope all the time you are there is beautiful. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Safe travels,

pink dogwood said...

I am envious - but then again, we would be treated to excellent accounts of your hiking trip with pictures.

Have a great trip!!

~vagabond~ said...

I am drooling all over the keyboard in envy over your trip. I wanna go too! *sigh*
Well, hope you have lots of fun and blog about it soon...looking forward to visiting it through your blog. :)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

megha punater said...

wow have a great time bindu,lucky you.will wait for your next post.

meb said... exciting ..Argentina
... can't wait to hear all about it upon your return.

Have a wonderful visit!

Blu said...

Well I am so looking forward to reading your wonderful words and special pictures....take care Blu Brittany France

dolphin said...

i tagged you on this at

have a happy holiday and happy new year!

3rdEyeMuse said...

thanks for leaving us with something to think about. you'll be missed ... and your return will be most welcome.

safe and wonderous travels. ~M~

bindu said...

Thanks everyone! The best thing that's happened this year is this network of blog-world friends that I've found. :) I hope all of you have a relaxing break too, and good times with friends and family.

Sekhar said...

Wish You & Your Family A Very Happy & Merry Christmas. May God Bless you. Enjoy your Holidays too :)

Sekhar said...

Bindu, All the best in the New Year for no missed opportunity for a great photograph, good health, success and prosperity.
Enjoy your Argentine Trip :)

ramanjit said...

hi bindu,
wishing you a very warm & happy new year!!!!all the best in new year.
take care!!
raman ;>

Mridula said...

Vish you a very happy 2009 Bindu, have a wonderful time.

अविनाश said...

have a nice time
Happy New Year

Karine said...

Happy new year! I hope you get back in time for my giveaway! Argentina! I have never been there.

Sydney said...

HI there -- Just letting you know when you're gone and not posting, the blog world is a little less bright! Have thought of you several times since you embarked on your adventure. Looking forward to hearing how it all was when you get back. Til then, Happy New Year!!!

Shayla said...

I'm eager to hear about your trip, that sounds very exciting.