Fone Free Day..

My first inspiration, to put down the phones for a few hours everyday, and enjoy life is Rachel Macy Stafford from the Hands free mama. http://www.handsfreemama.com/

This book really touched me somewhere deep within, moved me  and inspired me to do something different, to do more than checking phones with every ding.

It is after reading this book, that I actually started writing blogs..My diary about my children and my family, and I am proud to have done so.. I have with me the small moments of joy captured, tucked into a diary which have become fond memories…

Am sharing a few pics of cards which my then, 3-4 year old daughter had made  for my birthday.The small gifts made by her, are joy for life, which no amount of money can buy, the treasured memories, which would’ve long been forgotten…

All of these were possible, because I decided to put my distraction away for the time I was with them, and devoted that time wholeheartedly to them.

As you are all aware, my dear fellow blogger Pradita and I have started an initiative to go phone free on the last Sunday of every month. Here comes the second chance to join in. Tomorrow, being the last Sunday of the month, we try and make it a social media free day and be there wholly and fully with people who matter to us. There is absolutely no compulsion, join only if you see the positives.

Link for the dos and don’ts have been listed here by Pradita. https://thepraditachronicles.com/2017/03/25/fone-free-day-an-initiative/

Please, feel free to join in this initiative to go hands free. Make a small beginning.

Roots

via Daily Prompt: Roots

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When you spread your toes wide

And stand on the ground,

Imagine roots growing from your feet,

Deep into the earth around.

When your roots are strong,

Anything seldom goes wrong,

You are grounded firmly and benefits you reap,

With values and morals running deep.

When your roots are weak,

Your future is bleak,

A spectator you are, standing meek,

With no roots to nourish and seek.

Roots are existence, uprooted they die,

They strengthen and nourish,

Give life to cherish,

Without roots, we will all perish.

 

The journey continues..

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A flurry of thoughts,

A scurry of emotions,

A hurry to reach your destination,

A blurry sight of vision,

A tussle between a confused mind and a demanding brain,

A reason, good enough for devastation…

 

It is then, you require,

 

A space for breathing,

A room for silence,

An ear to listen,

A hand to hold,

A shoulder to rest your head on,

Eyes to shed tears,

And just be…

 

And then you feel,

 

A shower of blessing,

A touch of warmth,

A kiss of love,

A hug with power…

From a parent, a loved one….

Which brings back the avid energy,

To control your emotions, and restore your connection,

And to walk the path of life to reach your destination….

The journey continues, as life is a series of such situations.

 

Being opaque.

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Being opaque is –  holding oneself back,

Blocking our thoughts,

Suppressing oneself,

Constricting the flow of life,

Feeling suffocated….

All of this, to please someone, to keep relationships sane, to look good, to belong.

We all go through this in some form or other, and hence, we end up not living our life to the fullest, we are unable to enjoy life or allow life to happen to us.

If only, we could break free of these shackles….

If only, we could be like a prism to reflect all the colors of a rainbow…

If only, we could practice being transparent on a moment to moment basis, we could see the clear reflection of thoughts, feelings, colors and life.

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Journey of the mind

via Daily Prompt: Cranky

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The journey of a random thousand mayhem thoughts,

Up and down, round and round, till they form tiny clots,

Clots safely tucked up in the brain,

Fears, apprehensions forming a chain,

Unfair demands, dying passion causing pain,

Feeling suffocated and claustrophobic and in strain,

Stacking layers of unaccepted demands and tears and self refrain,

Maintaining composure and peace to keep relationships sane,

The clots hemorrhaging, to put us through agonizing pain,

Oh Mind !! You cranky little devil, cease to take me on a journey of a thousand mayhem thoughts in vain.

Timely Help

via Daily Prompt: Timely

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A timely nudge from your friend, when you are busy playing mischief in class and the teacher has arrived,

A timely recollection of an answer, when time is ticking in an exam,

A timely wake up call to get ready for school/work,

A timely hug, by your loved one, when you are upset,

A timely help, when you are lost in a lonely unknown street,

A timely acknowledgement, when you are low,

A timely advice, which changes the course of your life,

A timely run into the metro, when the door closes shut behind you…

There are a number of instances or times in life, when we do get timely help, in different forms, which pulls us on to the right path at the right time, don’t you think so?

Do share any instances from your life, where you have received timely help…..would love to hear from you all.

One Lovely Blog Award

Hi Dear friends,

Apologies for taking this up quite late 😦

I thank my dear blogger friend Priya Pandian for nominating me for this Lovely Award. Please do check out her blog for mouth watering recipes at https://arusuvaiunavu.wordpress.com/

The Rules for this award are as follows:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Post about the award.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate, at most, 15 people.
  • Tell your nominees the good news!

7 facts about me:

I love to laugh, it really energizes me 🙂

I love hindi film music from the 70s and 80s.

I love to create – art, paintings and crafts

I try to go with the flow of life, do not plan too much ahead.

I like to play with kids.

I like to travel and am often inspired by nature.

I loved to have my house clean always, have given up on it now. My house is now a cosy home.

My Nominees :

Pradita Kapahi

Pragalbha

Varun – My art & Me

Vandana

Sheetal

Shweta Suresh

Thanks Priya for the nomination/award.

 

 

 

 

On the cusp of life..

via Daily Prompt: Cusp

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On the cusp of fear, emerges faith,

On the cusp of faith, emerges hope,

On the cusp of hope, emerges life,

On the cusp of life, emerges death.

It is a fraction of a moment,  when the two curves decide to meet at a point. It marks, the end of one and the beginning of the other.

Live every moment, for you know not, when the curves meet. Live like there’s no tomorrow. Live like you can make a difference today and now !!

Pause …

via Daily Prompt: Pause

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Whenever, you are at a crossroad of life, you are hesitant and perplexed,

You know not, the path to follow, you are apprehensive of what lies ahead.

Your brain shoots questions, what if ??…

Then it is time you press the pause button of your life and take stock. Take a deep breath, stop all thoughts, all activities and relax.

Seek divine help and listen to your heart and follow the path. It will never mislead you, You will reach your right destination !!