My Deepest Gratitude

It’s a wonderful feeling to be back to blogging after being away for just over a month. Those who know me well will know that I just went through, what I would describe to be, the most challenging experience of my life.

My mother became critically ill in India and it was a real mission dealing with everything and most importantly trying to get her back home. During the time I was out there though many people came forward with help in all guises and I can’t thank you enough for that.

There were many twists and turns to this story and it isn’t quite over yet but it was just a miracle to see people, even strangers, offer help to provide some sort of solution. We were offered many prayers and regardless of what you believe, I know that the power of silent prayer offers much help to those who need it. Even if you feel like you can’t offer physical support, always offer a silent prayer of support. I believe it makes a world of difference.

55 Responses

  1. Milan says:

    Dear Amit,

    I sincerely hope your mother is on the road to recovery. She is fortunate to have a son like you. Your inner strength will aid in her healing.

    Here’s a silent prayer from me…

    Remain strong and smile often.
    All the best,
    Milan Bakrania

    • Amit Sodha says:

      That’s extremely kind Milan so thank you. What’s this emissarybook? Tell me more!

      • Milan Bakrania says:

        Hi Amit,

        Apologies for the late reply. Hope everything is ok with your mother.

        The Emissary is my first novel which will be out this summer. It is about a guy named Jayesh who gives up on life and then meets a divine child in the middle of India’s busiest highway. A mixture of suspense and new age spirituality all set in a future not too far away!. I’m hoping this book wil inspire millions! to create their own path in life instead of following the ones established by their peers and ancestors. We’re here to make a difference after all, so why not break the rules and create the world you want without living in a bubble of limitations!

        The book will be out in all good bookshops this June.


        • Amit Sodha says:

          Wow that’s sounds truly awesome, is there any chance I can get an early copy and review it here for you on the blog?

          • Milan Bakrania says:

            Sure thing bro! It would be a pleasure to have my book reviewed on your blog. Email me your details and I’ll get one in the post to you as soon as I receive the complimentary copies next week.


  2. Kartikey says:

    trust all stays well. or you make it well.

  3. Lana - Daring Clarity says:

    Amit, i was glad when I saw your blog had been updated in my RSS reader and now after reading the post, I am sending a prayer your way.

  4. Swati says:

    Hey…firstly it’s great to have to back. Secondly, I’m a firm believer that you reap what you sow, good things come to people who do good (that means you)


  5. Amit,

    I was not sure why you were away, now I know. I hope your mom gets better fast and lot of wishes and prayers coming your way!! Hang in there.
    .-= New at Zengirl @ happy heart and mind’s blog ..Blogging Philosphy: for Pro or newbie – Real heroes are readers =-.

  6. Baker says:

    Welcome back. I send prayers to you and your mother.

  7. Cheryl Paris says:

    Hello Amit,

    I hope your mom gets well soon. India is a wonderful country where people we know or even strangers come to help in such stressful times when we require help the most.

    Bye for now,
    .-= New at Cheryl Paris’s blog ..How We Grew With An Acorn- N is for… =-.

  8. Paul says:


    I’m fairly new to your blog but it’s good to see you back and I hope your mother is well on the road to recovery.

    I times of need it’s surprising where the help and support comes from. It’s so rewarding to realise that you only need to ask for the help and it arrives.



  9. sarah says:

    Just me. Again. Just saying hi.

    • Amit Sodha says:

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for organising your mini campaign. It doesn’t matter that no one donated, you tried tried and that really is all that counts! 🙂 Thank you! xx

  10. Welcome back,buddy!

    It was such great news when I called you on Monday morning and to hear that you had just got back.

    I am glad I was able to support you from this end whilst you went through as you say the biggest challenge of your life. You will look back as the last month as the making of you.

    After this, you can face up to anything!

    Now, time to oragnise that home coming and your birthday party:-)
    .-= New at Arvind Devalia’s blog ..How to Live Your Life as if Everything is a Miracle =-.

    • Amit Sodha says:

      And I can’t thank you enough for you pep talks while I was away. If anyone if feeling sorry for themselves and needs someone to kick them up the backside then Arvind is definitely the man! 🙂

  11. Hi Amit,

    Your mother and you have my prayers. I will add you to my list.

    Hope she recovers soon and there are many wonderful people out there who do what they can to be of help. Unfortunately, we sometimes do not see that until something like this happens.
    .-= New at Nadia – Happy Lotus’s blog ..Passion…It’s A Way of Life =-.

  12. Welcome back Amit,

    And I wish you all the strengths to go through the challenges of life.

  13. Amit, good to be reading your words again. It is amazing how much warmth envelops us when we’re in a crisis. You and your mother are in my thoughts. Be well.

  14. Hulbert says:

    Hey Amit, how are you? I’m really sorry to hear about your mother and it was good to hear that other people were helping her out, even though they might have been strangers. I really hope your mother gets better and I’m wishing her the best from me. Keep us updated with what goes on man. Finally, welcome back to the blogosphere!
    .-= New at Hulbert’s blog ..Will Smith and Hustle =-.

    • Amit Sodha says:

      Hulbert I’m loving the new design and niche you’ve carved yourself, I truly wish you all the success in the world with your new direction! Thanks for your kind words! 🙂

  15. HI Amit,
    I missed your posts and your tweets while you were away. I had no idea what you were going through. So sorry that your mum isnt feeling well….mothers are such darlings. Your mum mustve been so happy to see you. I know we are their only anchors at their age….Youre a good son!
    I will keep you and your mum in my prayers..and till them my dear..happy positive thoughts. Everything happens for the best…
    Much Love,
    p.s. if u ever need to talk…just drop me a line…
    .-= New at Zeenat{Positive Provocations}’s blog ..Invest for Eternity =-.

    • Amit Sodha says:

      Hey Zeenat,

      Thank you for your kind words which I so do appreciate. Mum is ok, recovery will take time but she is getting there. The good thing is now that I’m back I’m feeling much better too. We never know what the future holds but it’s wonderful to know that so many people have offered their kind words and support. Thank you so much! xx

  16. Jeremy Johnson says:

    Wishing you peace and comfort in this difficult time. Good for you for helping take care of your mom. I have a feeling I’ll be in your position relatively soon with my parents. Thanks for your blog and words of wisdom.

    • Amit Sodha says:

      Hey Jeremy,

      You have my prayers too. It’s not an easy time to look after the parents but I’m sure you will do a wonderful job. Keep smiling bud and know there are alsways people around willing to help, never be afraid to ask. 🙂

      • Jeremy Johnson says:

        I appreciate that – both my parents are overweight, but my mom especially is approaching 70 and really starting to fall apart. She’s had more surgeries than I can count and has a difficult time walking. I feel very bad for her and wish there was more I could do.

  17. Phil Bolton says:

    Amit –

    Welcome back to the blogosphere – we missed you. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

    .-= New at Phil Bolton’s blog ..Change your Story, Change your Life =-.

  18. Christopher Kabamba says:

    Welcome Back Amit.
    .-= New at Christopher Kabamba’s blog ..My 5 Life Lessons at Toastmasters =-.

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