Re: New to Krishna Janmashtami
Krishna will not see your attempts to please Him as pitiful! Even just remembering God each day brings Him such delight as you cannot imagine. It sounds like you are taking a lot of time and effort to make preparations ready for the Lord's arrival into your home. It's a time of joy and celebration, so remember to keep smiling and light of heart as you welcome Him. Above all things you could possibly offer, Krishna wants your love. All else is (ultimately) superficial.
I'll bring it out at midnight and do my pitiful excuse for puja (prayers, shlokas, incense, lots of lights).
Om namah Shivaya
"Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny."
ॐ गं गणपतये नमः
Om Gam Ganapataye namah
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु ।
Lokaah SamastaaH Sukhino Bhavantu