Little one !!

via Daily Prompt: Delivery

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In the good old days, the common usage for the term delivery would generally be restricted to child birth, the postman delivering a letter, a telegram or a parcel by post or delivery of the ball in games.

With the advent of the couriers and e commerce platform, there are various attributes which get prefixed to delivery. Standard or express delivery, free home delivery, cash on delivery and the likes.

I recollect, my friend once telling me, her 4 year old son was insisting on having  a sibling, a little sister. He was constantly pestering her for one. She finally asked him, okay, tell me, from where do we get one? His reply stumped her, when he matter of factly stated, we will order my little sister from Amazon. They’ll deliver her home.

Maybe, the day is not far, when an e commerce platform would allow us to place an order for a “little one”, and deliver it at our doorstep 🙂

With Love..

via Daily Prompt: Partner

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I couldn’t ask for a better time and a better prompt to open my heart to my partner while we celebrate our years of togetherness, love, craziness, fun, adventure, laughter and being there for each other through thick and thin of growing up in our marriage.

I remember the vows we exchanged on the day of our wedding and  how our love and bond grew deeper with every passing week, month and year. Together with love, we tendered and nurtured our marriage sapling and saw it grow into a beautiful tree. We saw it branch out in various directions as it allowed us to enjoy the little joys in life. We were together, as we were blessed with our wonderful bundles of joy and today we are nurturing and watching them grow as they are ready to leave our nest and spread their wings to fly high.

Together, we have crossed many hurdles, we have had our moments of arguments and misunderstandings, but the seeds of trust helped us overcome each barrier with grace and love. Together we’ve had our quiet moments, and times of fun and frolic. You’ve been a pillar of strength, when I felt low, you’ve held my hand to help me stand and gain courage when I faltered.

I want to thank you dear partner and wish to be with you and enjoy every moment of my life, today and forever !!

 

Where’s my path ?

via Daily Prompt: Foggy

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Some days are dull days. Nothing seems to go right. I miss an alarm – wake up late, rush to finish the chores, pack off kids to school in time for the bus, rush to exercise, rush to everything to be done…

Finally, I catch a breath to sit and relax only to realize, I have messed up acting on a message which required action. Phew…Ups and downs, brain clogged, mind foggy, vision poor, nothing is clear on how and where to proceed. But, dear life has to go on and I have to move on..

Am here, starting off writing my post and releasing endorphins and trying to feel good. Hopefully, this works 🙂

In the court room

via Daily Prompt: Substandard

One day, in the court of God, a case was presented. A case where the entire human race was on a trial, because they were leading a substandard life. A life where there was a breach of contract, a contract with the Almighty, to live with love, peace, kindness and compassion.

The trial begun. The charges against the humans were many, serious and grave.

  • The human beings have no connect with the source, the power within and outside of them.
  • There is total disrespect for each other. Crimes against people, animals are on the rise.
  • The acts of selflessness, love, compassion are things of the past.
  • Life has become all about power, greed, hierarchy.
  • Work, stress, anxiety and tension are in the drivers seat and are steering their life.
  • The beautiful place called earth has been destroyed by causing serious damage to the environment. Melting glaciers, deforestation, pollution all in the name of advancement.
  • Dependency on technology has robbed human life of it’s charm. Heavy use of gadgets takes away valuable time meant for human welfare.
  • Families have been taken for granted. Dinner is in the presence of the huge “idiot box”, mobiles and other videos. Feeding kids is no longer a pleasurable activity for mothers. It is a task to be done for the day.
  • People have become judgemental, always judging and evaluating people and situations, finding faults, playing the blame game, holding on to things.

God was shocked. The humans were my creations. I created them with lot of creativity and passion for them to experience life. They seem to have forgotten that I had filled their heart with love. Their memory of being relaxed, practicing silence and communicating with me, has been erased. They are in a mad rush, caught in a melee and are disturbed. They have slipped to the lowest form of existence.

Being the fountainhead of love, God delivered his verdict, without prejudice. He appointed a jury (group of learned scholars, spiritually advanced souls) to guide the  human beings who have gone astray, to bring them back to the path of love, peace, kindness, moral philosophy, ethical value systems and virtues of fairness and integrity !!

We are all in the path of evolution again…and the journey continues.

Sailing Ships..

via Daily Prompt: Shallow

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A ship sails through the ups and downs in the waters of nature.

When the water is still, the ship moves silently, requires no skill,

When the water is deep and rough, the sail is tough.

So, sails the ship through the ups and downs of waters, keeping it’s mast high.

Sailing through the waters of life is the “relation”ship, which goes through its share of ups and downs..

When the waters of life  is still and silent, all is well and the sail is reliant,

When the water is rough, the heart is scuffed and has to deal with stuff,

When the waters are shallow, the relationship has no depth and is all hollow,

When the waters are deep, the relationship stands the tests of time, with love present to seep,

So, sails the “relation”ship through the ups and downs of life, keeping its head high !!

Floodgates of thoughts..

via Daily Prompt: Gate

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When we are standing in front of a gate, there are always two options, entry or exit, depending on which side of the gate we are on.

Similarly, our mind, is a gateway to the flow of thoughts. There are some which are entering, some which are exiting. We are in a position to control them at times, and at times, we just get sucked into a whirlwind of thoughts. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if we were the guards, to our thoughts? Exit gate open to all negative, stressful and disturbing thoughts and entry gates open to all thoughts coated with positivity, energy  and relaxation. Yes, I know, if it were this simple, I wouldn’t be writing this today 🙂

It seems difficult, but doable.To calm down the flurry of thoughts, which sometimes arrive as though the floodgates have been opened, just watch them, observe them and with due respect, show them the exit gate. Do not give them “food for thought”, for then they are guests who will stay on…I’ve been trying this out for some time now, and it definitely does seem to work and helps in dismissing them !!

 

Fire and water

via Daily Prompt: Disastrous

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A tiny flame of a lamp fire can spread brightness,

A small heat from the fire, helps us roll out wonderful meals,

A  petite flash of fire on an insence stick, spreads fragrance,

A tiny spark is good enough to propel an engine.

But, a tiny spark neglected can turn ugly and disastrous.

Likewise,

Small amounts of water, quenches thirst,

Tiny tiny droplets of water, help us refresh,

Small  quantities of water, brings life into beings and plants,

Rivers and oceans flow perennially to contribute to our existence.

But, a tiny tremor under water can cause a Tsunami. Excessive incessant rains, Cyclones, tornado’s cloud bursts, we’ve seen the ill effects of all these furious forms of water.

Likewise, a human body also has elements of fire and water, and excess of either could burn us out or drown us in the deluge…the results of either could be disastrous. It’s always good to have and try to maintain a right balance of fire and water.

Keep the fire in us burning to drive us  towards our passion, to give us the dynamism and exuberance..

Keep our water element active by keeping cool, meditating, having compassion, practicing kindness, being ever grateful for what we have…

Have a blend of both, and it’s a perfect recipe, but in case of a clash of fire and water in your mind, give water the upper hand !!

Just an analogy, which came up while I thought about the prompt.Do let me know, what you feel. Would love to hear from you all.

 

 

The Life Tree

via Daily Prompt: Edible

A tree begins it’s journey from a tiny seed. Sprouting from the seed is a life, which has the potential to go on to become a huge, gigantic and mammoth tree. With care and nurturing it grows into a tiny sapling, dancing and swaying to the tunes of the wind. With love and care, it grows slowly and steadily to leap towards the sky and mature into a huge tree, to bear edible fruits, to withstand the strong winds, provide shelter and stand tall to provide life to the creatures and beings on the soil.

I often feel, there is a huge connect between humans and the trees. If I could draw an analogy, it would read, the human tree of LIFE. The conception of a human life, germinating from a sperm and an egg (could be compared to that of a seed), a little child coming to life (a tiny sapling), with care and nurturing, growing to be an adult ( a mature tree experiencing life) experiencing many facets and branching to different directions, bearing off springs (tree bearing fruits), providing for children, parents financially and otherwise (trees providing food, shelter etc).

And one fine day, it’s time to bid adieu, after offering our services and taking care of our duties, we are off the list, to begin the journey into another sphere of life !!

 

Daily Prompt: Bumble

via Daily Prompt: Bumble

 

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A twinkle of the star,

A sprinkle of raindrops,

A tinkle of laughter,

A gambol of happy feet…

Are meant to be savored and enjoyed.

A bumble of words,

A mumble or a squabble,

A tremble of fear,

And a stumble over a hurdle…

Are meant to be handled with poise.

A sparkle of true love,

A flicker of joy,

A glimmer of hope,

And a jingle of life…

Are to be perceived and treasured.

For life is a mixed bag of emotions,

Enjoy every flavor and march ahead with determination.

Global warming of emotions..

via daily prompt : grit

Grit, courage, resolve, strength are all attributes which are required on a day to day basis. We can see multiple instances of this all around us.

We very frequently torment our Mother Earth with various forms of troubles in the form different types of pollution, deforestation, garbage dumps, global warming to name a few. And I’m sure, it’s not easy for the mother to handle all of this. She definitely needs a lot of grit and resolve to deal with it.

Similarly, we too, in our day to day lives, accumulate a lot of emotional pollution (gossip, being judgemental, greed ),emotional deforestation (cutting down our tree of life by losing our peace, calmness and satisfaction), emotional garbage (frustration, suppressed emotions), and emotional global warming (anger, stress….) to name a few.

It is a given then, that we do need a cosmic, colossal and elephantine load of grit, courage, resolve and strength for our emotional wellness and to carry on with our complicated’ly’ created life !!