Happily ever after.

Most of our fairy tales or fables catch our interest, engage us and finally, end with the tag line “and they lived happily ever after”, or the prince saved the princess and they were married with pomp and gaiety and they lived happily ever after. It’s such a common thing for us to have narrated these stories to our kids, and building up their expectations and thoughts to “happily ever after”.

Why don’t we narrate true life incidents and stories of their grandparents, family, who have gone through many hardships and come up in life. Give them a true picture of life. It comes with its shares of ups and downs. You have to face the rough waters and swim through it to reach the shore.

It’s always good to talk  to them about incidents you have been through in life, the fun in hiring a bicycle during summer breaks, the falls, the scares, the games without the gadgets, playing in rains, dark rooms, schools, letters, cards, postman, festivals, the days of power outrage, antakshari, I’m sure lot of you will have a number of fun things to add to that list. (please feel free to do so).

Prepare your children to face the hot summer sun and the cool rainy day. The preparation required for both the seasons are different. Let them know, that we’ve all been there. Life is a mixed bag of sunny and rainy days. Enjoy and bask in the sunshine, and don’t forget to open up your colorful umbrellas for the refreshing showers !! Train them to deal with all weathers, so they can actually choose to live “happily ever after”.

 

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Fone free sunday # 4

Apologies, Apologies and Apologies !!

This fone free day was a total failure from my end. First, my memory failed me regarding my initiative. As I had to be out, second half of day, which involved lot of waiting too, I was blissfully using my phone, GPS, games and all. Only on my drive back did I realize that it was supposed to be my hands free Sunday. The only consolation, was when I was home, during the first half, my phone usage was very slim.

So this was a breakdown for me . Anyways, I will not give up… Will learn from my experience, have a better structure to remind me and move on.

Thanks to all who have and who intend joining in.

Local Universal Center

via daily prompt : Local

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The first local circle that I encounter is my home,

Then comes the next circle, that of my apartment,

Then comes my neighborhood,

My city, my state, my country, my world and my universe…

I’m sure, all of us share the same set of local circles, which when expanded, leads to our own universal circles, which makes us merge into the universal center, and our creator. Come all,  lets celebrate and share our oneness and  togetherness !!

Little Minds.

via daily post : cringe

Every single day, parenting brings with it, it’s unique set of challenges. There is no set rule, if a child is behaving in manner ‘A’, then choose option ‘Z’. Each moment and each event is customized to suit your parenting style and depends on the behavior of your child.

The present day has so much stress circulating from all around – work, school, home. Each one passing the stress buck from one person to another, the child being the easiest target for most adults. Even playtime for kids has become stressful for children with the kind of bullies or bossy kids to deal with.

Competition, being so fierce, parents want kids to do well in all spheres, be it academics, sports, public speaking, art, music and what not..  At times, I dread to imagine, what must be going through their little minds, with so much pressure being applied on them. The curious little minds just cringe under the ever increasing constant pressure, to take shape of the parents requirements. You could well imagine your situation, when you are required to do something which you don’t want to do, but have to comply with it as it is an order from your boss, parents, in laws…We as adults, may have different mechanisms to deal with the same, but the dependent child, has to oblige, placing a stone on his/her heart..

I would like to hear from all parents, do you ever think or feel this way..

Dear Paper

Paper, dear paper,

You are with us everywhere,

In different styles and different forms,

You serve us with your life anytime and anywhere.

**

You are the sole witness,

To peoples happiness and woes,

They confide deep secrets and sorrows,

You help them find solace and grow.

**

You bring the news from around the world,

Day in and day out, at the break of dawn,

You surrender to the press, to design your look and feel,

But, by the end of the day, you are gone.

**

You are there in our everyday life,

In different forms and styles,

We rip you, punch you burn you and crush you,

You never complain, even for a while.

**

You satiate our hunger and thirst,

By readily taking shape of a plate or a cup,

You offer yourself as a serviette,

To assist us with the clean ups.

**

If only, we were as palpable as you,

We would definitely be more adaptable,

If only, we could surrender and be as flexible as you,

The world would definitely be unrecognizable.

 

Dear Paper

via daily post : paper

 

Paper, dear paper,

You are with us everywhere,

In different styles and different forms,

You serve us with your life anytime and anywhere.

**

You are the sole witness,

To peoples happiness and woes,

They confide deep secrets and sorrows,

You help them find solace and grow.

**

You bring the news from around the world,

Day in and day out, at the break of dawn,

You surrender to the press, to design your look and feel,

But, by the end of the day, you are gone.

**

You are there in our everyday life,

In different forms and styles,

We rip you, punch you burn you and crush you,

You never complain, even for a while.

**

You satiate our hunger and thirst,

By readily taking shape of a plate or a cup,

You offer yourself as a serviette,

To assist us with the clean ups.

**

If only, we were as palpable as you,

We would definitely be more adaptable,

If only, we could surrender and be as flexible as you,

The world would definitely be unrecognizable.

 

 

 

Break the loop..

via Daily Prompt: Loop

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Pic Courtesy : Pixabay.com

 

Stuck in the everyday melee,

We form loops about almost everything,

Loops of work, loops of stress,

Loops of thoughts, which have no address,

Loops of anxiousness which take us on a ride,

Loops of tension, then walk by our  side.

Loops of anger, loops of frustration,

Loops of jealousy which causes suffocation.

Lets get out of these loops,

Lets all delve into :

Loops of  smiles and loops of laughter,

Loops of spreading love and harmless banter,

Lets go easy in life and enjoy the new found joy,

And make happiness, our new toy.

It’s not that tough, it takes a little awareness,

It is bound to multiply and give us joy to harness.

Life is too short to live in the midst of complaints and grudges,

Make most of it, for YOU are responsible for shifting gears and releasing the clutches.

What a relief.

via Daily Prompt: Relieved

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Majestic and tall, she stands as a mountain,

Swaying and dancing, she positions herself as trees,

Vivacity and calmness, she brings as flowing oceans and rivers,

Vibrance and radiance she brings with blooming flowers,

A crisp nip, she has with the ice and snow,

The freshness in whiffs of breeze,

And  invigorating droplets of rain.

But alas, she has been subjected to various atrocities by man(un)kind – tampering with her nature, beauty, cluttering, dumping, polluting the air and water, to name a few…

But, Mother Earth, feels proud of the rising sun, every morning, and also stands relieved..thankfully and fortunately, the only one thing untouched and unharmed by mankind is my “SUN”.

Good Morning.

via Daily Prompt: Blossom

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The dark, velvety, silent night sky, appears in deep slumber. Cool breeze, swaying leaves, growls of animals, buzzing of insects its only companions.

Slowly and steadily, we witness rays of sunlight appearing and wrapping the night sky in a golden gown, swaying to the tunes of chirping birds. The night sky changing into the golden gown to blossom into a bright and beautiful morning. Making a style statement in it’s new golden attire, giving us a message, wake up world, you have been blessed with one more beautiful day !!