Ending 2021 With Gratitude. 


As we approach the holiday season, I can’t help but think of all the opportunities I will get to be reflective. Even as I gather my thoughts now, to write this post, I feel incredibly grateful for every moment of joy and success and for even those missed opportunities and giant bumps on the road I have had over the past 18 months.

Like many of you, most days, I am walking the tight rope of balance between presence and productivity. Then, I remind myself that our life is sustainable because of the connections and diverse contributions of everyone around us.

Just think of yourself now. Tap into that inherent nature of yours that’s content with what you have rather than what is missing in the moment. You will find abundance in being appreciative and not expecting something all the time. It will give you the courage to cherish this present moment as a gift.

Hope you and your family reconnect and enjoy every moment of this beautiful time together. Let me show you what I have put on my bucket list.


1. Remember to laugh often.
2. Sing loudly, while breaking a leg.
3. Create and build for DYI projects.
4. Surprise someone with a personal gift.
5. Make healthy meals and share.
6. Give the gift of attention to someone.


One last thing. Ask yourself, while I’m being present 24/7 for my technology, my work and everyone around me, who else in my life is missing my presence and my undivided attention? The answer will be a resounding “me”. There is no better time to hit the reset button than now.

Here’s to loving and thriving.




“Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie


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About The Article Author:

Our mission with FutureSTRONG Academy – to grow children who respect themselves, their time and their capabilities in a world where distractions are just a click or a swipe away.

I see myself as an advocate for bringing social, emotional and character development to families, schools and communities. I never want to let this idea out of my sight – Our children are not just GPAs. I’m a Writer and a Certified Master Coach in NLP and CBT. Until 2017, I was also a Big Data Scientist. In December of 2044, I hope to win the Nobel. Namasté

Write to me or call me. Tell me what support from me looks like. 

Rachana Nadella-Somayajula,
Program Director & Essential Life Skills Coach for Kids and Busy Parents

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