Gratitude for January 2018 #MondayMusings


January is coming to an end.

Doesn’t it seem like the time is moving forward rapidly? It is like second nature to us that we live for some event which will take place sometime in the future. We pin our happiness and heighten our hopes on that particular event and say and believe, “Oh, I just can’t wait for it to happen!” And then, that fateful day comes and passes off. What do we do next? We repeat the same thing all over again, pinning our happiness on some new event, waiting for that day to arrive soon and then…that day also passes off. It has become a vicious circle.

What do we miss out in this whole process? The focus on today, the focus on this very moment.

A lot is going to happen to me in 2018. Continue reading

Guards of coffee estate #ThursdayTreeLove 10


These tall trunks of trees are found galore in the coffee estates. To me, they appeared to be guarding the coffee plantation.

Joining #ThursdayTreeLove, a photo feature on Parul’s blog.  It is hosted on the 2nd and the 4th Thursday of each month.

If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link to Parul’s post. Let’s come together to appreciate the beautiful nature around us. 

Parenting conflict: Is it about me or is it not? #MondayMusings



It is not about me. It is about the situation.

It is not about me. It is about the situation.

As I laid out the greens, palak and methi, in front of me to begin sorting and cleaning, I repeated the above words in my mind. But, this chanting was not doing its work because the mind had made the situation to be all about me.  After a few minutes, this tussle between the 2 states of mind had given rise to a throbbing headache. In that moment, all kinds of thoughts began bombarding –

Why is raising a child so tough?

Why can’t I be enough to deal with all kind of situations effectively? Continue reading

Let’s say Hi! International Blog Delurking Week 2018

Let’s say Hi today!

Let me ask how do you do?

Let me tell you I am feeling good too.

Let me ask where you come from?

Let me ask if you are feeling warm?

Let me make it today just about you.

And, in a way, about me too.

Last week, Dhruv was down with viral fever. He missed school and was at home for most of the week. He passed his time sitting beside me while I blogged. One time that I was browsing through my blog’s stats page, he happened to discover many flags, flags denoting readers and visitors from different countries and his fascination knew no bounds. He is nose deep into reading world map & world atlas and knowing about different countries. Flags are one of his interest areas these days. He asked me if I knew all the people coming from these countries to read our (his and mine) stories on my blog to which my answer was, “I did not know who these visitors are except for the ones commenting.” I wondered how nice it would actually be to know these generous readers and to be able to thank them for making me happy by reading what I write and for making Dhruv happy during his sickness specifically that day.

A day or two later, I came to know from Parul Thakur’s blog about International Blog Delurking Week which is being celebrated on the internet from Jan 12 – Jan 18 this year. This means all you silent readers can take a moment to let your secret cloaks fall down, delurk a bit and say a Hello or a Hi to Dhruv and me in the comment section below. It would be great, just in case, you can tell us where do you come from (city, state or country to match with the flags) and to stretch this matter a little further, how do you feel about being here on my blog, my virtual home and what do you like to read most (in case you are a frequent visitor).

Nothing is a compulsion. Please do whatever is comfortable for you but do give me a chance to know you.

Linking this post to #MondayMusings hosted by Corinne Rodrigues

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