Fone Free Sunday #7

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Hi All,

A gentle reminder towards a technology free Sunday (last Sunday of the month) tomorrow. An initiative started by my blogger friend Pradita from The Pradita Chronicles and me. An initiative to look at something other than your phones, devices, gadgets, laptops. You can go through the rules here, no compulsions, no credits, just an initiative.

Do join in, indulge in your passions, cooking, baking, gardening and just about anything…make a world of difference, to everything you do.

This was I created from last months fone free day.. Recycling of old plastic bottles..

And my little one joined me and created this …

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Hope you join in tomorrow and enjoy doing and creating..A whole new world, other than electronics is waiting out there for you. Join the hands free revolution 🙂

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Bygone Era

via Daily Prompt: Glorious

The glorious era,

Of my childhood, bygone,

Memories etched in sands of time,

And I have simply moved on.

A time when,

Houses were small,

Families were big,

Space was a constraint,

But there were no complaints.

A time when,

We believed in sharing,

A single room with siblings,

A wall for each one of us in the room we shared,

Our favourite posters, creative work on the wall, gladly we would add.

A time when,

There were no birthday parties,

And no friends for sleepovers,

A birthday wish could walk in, uninvited,

A friendship didn’t need to develop under covers.

A time when,

Photography was for special occasions,

Weddings, functions and vacations,

Thirty six clicks in a roll we had,

And we did the job to near perfection.

A time of,

No social networking, and no facebook likes,

A tweet would take a verbal flight,

A like would be a personal face-look like,

And any appreciation truly belonged and was a personal right.

A time of, circulating libraries,

We were enticed by books to run the odd jobs and be the emissaries,

Postman, letters, cards did the communication rounds,

The thrill of receiving it, knew no bounds.

The advent of a computer still unknown,

Apps, games, gadgets all belonged to a future zone,

A lone doll/teddy and board games we had for company,

Street plays and friends we had so many.

Time, we needed to spend or use,

To inspect broken clocks, or things unused,

The current day kids ask, “what did you do to kill time”?

I say, “we never had the instruments or language to commit the crime.”

I could go on and on, about the era so dear to me,

I can recollect the fine memories, etched somewhere in me,

I can’t fathom living, without these occurrences,

I can’t reminisce my life without my childhood experiences.

 

 

What’s on your platter

via Daily Prompt: Recreate

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We are living in the times, when stressful living is everybody’s cup of tea. Anger, annoyance, irritation, anxiety are on everyone’s platter. Where children are pushed beyond their limits to pop like a  soda, by excelling in all activities. Where competition is a complementary starter, in all spheres of life. Come what may, the emotional disturbances we are going through, cannot be done with, given our current lifestyle.

So, then, the above being constant, lets recreate our desserts. Lets recreate the magic of a smile, lets recreate and enjoy the joy in small things, lets recreate the power of a loving hug, a caring touch and be there for each other.

Yes, it sounds like a situation right out of a very idealistic world. But to start with, lets take baby steps by recreating our fun and magic moments within our family 🙂

A small beginning !!

You are worth it !!

via daily prompt :overcome

 

When a needle pricks you, only you feel the pain. Others can only sympathize with you. When you bruise yourself in the process of your day to day work, only you can feel the pain. Others can only comfort you. When you feel hurt, something pricks you deep within the heart.  This pain deep within, is solely yours. Nobody can help you in carrying that load of pain.

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When something deeply hurts you, you feel very small, insignificant and worthless. Everything around you starts to feel hollow and worthless. People, relationships, feelings, emotions, values everything goes for a toss. In this whole process, the pain is only and only caused to you. It is you, who has allowed the other person to empty out his/her garbage onto you-Sometimes, you don’t have a choice, especially, if it’s your boss at the other end. You have been the recipient of the flurry of harsh words meted out at you or you are feeling the pain of a loved one not inquiring about you, or your teacher rebuking you. You are feeling awful about this. I’m sure, most of us have been here, gone through this at some point in life.

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Sometimes, such things happen, and you do feel the pain and burden deep within. You cannot control the words and action of another person who has treated you thus, but you and only you can control the way you want to feel about and after this experience and here, you have a choice..

The only way to heal the scar on your heart or overcome this, is to let go. By letting go here, I mean, let go off that frustration, that pain, that anger, that the particular interaction has caused within you. You can let go by following what you love to do. Follow your passion/hobby. You can write, sing, draw, shout your lungs out, box a pillow, write about your feelings on a piece of paper and shred it into pieces. Choose, what feels good for you, but have it flushed out of your system. Unburden and clean your heart. After all, it’s the most important organ you have. Send out love  to your heart. If you keep dumping load on it, it’s bound to fail, and you cannot afford that, for you are important and you are worth it !!

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Water

Water in Different Forms

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Calm and serene waters,

Gushing and enthusiastic waters,

Dancing and creating waves,

Swaying to the musical scales,

Kissing the skies and clouds,

Soaking in the sun and singing out  loud,

House to creatures multifarious,

Water your forms are numerous.

Salutations to your different forms,

Oh ! water you follow your own norms !!

 

Priceless Gems.

via Daily Prompt: Priceless

 

 

As a kid, mom and dad, you had laid a foundation of priceless gems in me and my siblings. Gems in the form of moral and ethical values, humility, being grateful, faith, adjustments, courage and the like.

Whenever, the wall of my being, cracked in doubt, about  truth or lie, mom and dad, you filled my cracks with the right bit of advice in the form of anecdotes, stories which I could follow and made me strong.

Whenever I cracked  with arrogance and anger you educated me the values of being humble and patient.

When I felt low, you taught me the virtue of being grateful.

When I buckled under pressure and fell, you were there to hold my hand and support me and  get me back on my feet.

Even today, when I falter between right and wrong, I am able to reap the values and benefits of the priceless gems you imbibed in me.

No doubt, I have added a lot to my collection of gems, in the form of different experiences and have learnt a lot in and from life. I am able to add levels very easily, without worrying about a collapse and I can do this as the foundation is strong.

Thank you dear parents, for the strong foundation you laid years ago to help me deal with different load bearing structures in life.

This post is dedicated to my dear parents, with all my love 🙂