Love vs. Fear

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A few months back when I was studying A Course in Miracles (ACIM) and The Universe Has Your Back (TUHYB), Continue reading

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Doorie – Hum itne door kyun hai…

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It’s one beautiful night – one which reflects the state of my heart         – Himali

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I wrote this Hindi poem, one sleepless night. I didn’t really have the translation in mind, but when I tried to write the English version, the poem came to life with true essence. 


दूरी – हम इतने दूर क्यों है

पहले हम इतने दूर थे ,
पर कितने पास थे . . .

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A letter to my future lover’s parents

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Dear Mom & Dad,

I think I can begin my letter addressing you two as my mom and dad, because the gratitude and love I feel towards my parents, I echo the same for you both.

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Daily Kind Quote

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Share Your Light

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Let it go and set it free

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They say that the true test of love is when you let it go and set them free to fly in the direction they wish to. You can hold a bird, as your hostage in a cage only for a finite time. Then either it will wither and die or find it’s way to the outside world when the cage opens.

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I feel afraid…

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मुझे डर लगता है

जब गम के बादल ने तुम्हारा पता पूछा,
उसे मैंने कितना समजाया,
ये ले मेरा पता…

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Happy birthday bhaiya & bhabhi

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A very very happyyyy birthday to my favorite couple, who shares their birthday on the same day! Raju Bhai & Hetal bhabhi, you are the epitome of love and kindness. God bless you both 🙂

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Happy birthday . . .

4 years ago, today – you came into my crazy world and changed my life forever. Wish you a very happy birthday ❤ Thank you for all the joy you bring to my days, for listening to my rants and stories, for every milestone I have reached and loved to celebrate with you.

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Secret Santa for Christmas

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In my last workplace, I was a member of the Social committee who’d be responsible for organizing events in the festive season – mainly Diwali and Christmas. For Christmas 2015, I was helping to arrange Secret Santa for the business finance team.

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Coffee Musings – It’s not what you do, It’s how you do it – that matters

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A few months back, I had started a new ritual – The Cold Coffee Thursdays 🙂 I would carry cold milk in my flask and have my morning breakfast at work. On Thursdays, I would make myself some frothy chilled strong coffee and kickstart the weekend eve morning and it would be extra special as I had newly started to fast on Thursdays. The cold coffee was a sort of distraction from the usual breakfast.

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-D-E-T-A-C-H-

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Photo courtesy: A dear friend’s Hibiscus plant 🙂

Indifference is easy, detachment is hard. To be happy with or without – nonetheless – is tricky. It is easy not to expect, but the tough part is to not let the expectations weigh your happyness down. Detachment is like the extra layer of icing on your already pretty and tasty cake – having which, would be delightful; but missing the extra frosting wouldn’t hurt either.

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Daily Kind Quote

Thank you for the honor, Erika!

Share Your Light

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H.R.D.S.

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A throwback to 2008 – We were debating today who looks and is the MOST innocent of us all? 😀

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There are days, so strongly etched in your memory that you can never forget. That day, was one such day. It was the first day of Grade 11 – a day of new beginnings, making new friends and opening new chapters in the textbook of life. It was the day I met them, the RDS to my H! 

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It will all be alright….

I remember the way you looked at me when I woke up from my sleep, with my head resting on your shoulder. I could feel some ruffles around me, little did I know you were trying to take pictures of me asleep.

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Synchronicities & Telepathy Moments

I have encountered some beautiful synchronicities & telepathy moments where things were just so magical that they seem unreal and uncanny.

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Sunshine and Warmth – A special dedication

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This post is a dedication to a dear friend of mine – Trudy, who is sunshine and warmth wrapped in a person. Trudy and I have been co-workers and thanks to the water cooler talks, we got to know each other as friends. She would talk to me about her day so far, her Christmas decor ideas and her passion for art and that’s how we connected and became friends. Although she is decades senior to me in experience, she is so respectful and shares so much of her wisdom. I love listening to her stories and asking her questions 😀

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Struggles, Entitlement & The Ego

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A few weeks back, I found myself surrounded by struggle, stress, anxiety and uneventful circumstances. I was complaining about the bitter experiences I had to go through and why weren’t things easy and smooth for me? Continue reading

YOUR Dream!

“You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you – you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”

– The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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And we met . . .

“May our reunion be not a finding, but a sweet collision of destinies!”

― Jerry Spinelli, Love, Stargirl


“I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him.”

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith


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The Synchronicity of the Universe – Part 4

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18th Nov., 2018
6:15 PM

Continued from part 3…

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The Synchronicity of the Universe – Part 3

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18th Nov., 2018
5:45 PM

Continued from part 2…

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The Synchronicity of the Universe – Part 2

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18th Nov., 2018
5:25 PM

Continued from part 1…

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The Synchronicity of the Universe – Part 1

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18th Nov., 2018
5:24 PM

For a long time, I had been reading and hearing about things like being ‘in perfect alignment with the Universe’, ‘asking the Universe for guidance’, trusting the ‘Synchronicity of events’ and tapping into our ‘Intuitive guidance system’ for answers.

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Appreciate and be Thankful for what you currently have!

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There have been so many times in life when I’ve come across people who hold grudges against me, complaint, nag or make me feel guilty about something I was ‘ought-to-do’ and didn’t do. Continue reading

E.Y.E.S.

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“નહિતર આવી રીતે તો તરે નહીં, લાશ દરિયા માં..
મને લાગે છે કે એને, કિનારે તમને જોયા છે…..”

A dead body, would never otherwise float in the sea,
I think it has seen Y.O.U on the shore…
That’s the reason, it stays afloat… Y.O.U.

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Sunshine and Ice-Cream: A photo blog

I’ve been lucky to spend some blissful time last week, soaking in the winter sun and enjoying ice-cream on rainy evenings. I wonder, if life could be more beautiful! Sharing some joy with my blogging family ❤ 🙂

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Uncertain Uncertainty – The Winged Keys Analogy

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In the book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone there is this scene as below:

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Colors of friendship

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Fred – the fighter, the dancer and the one who always smiles 🙂

This post is a special dedication to my dearest blogging pal, Fred 🙂 There was a short poem I had written for Fred, which I wanted to share.

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Everyone has their own path in life – An ode to Jealousy

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A few weeks back, I was being incessantly bombarded with curve-balls from my best friend (let’s call my friend ‘Jay’) – whose life motto is to test my patience and wits; to the ends of planet Pluto. And mind you! I get no prior warnings too.

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A Random Act of Kindness | World Kindness Day

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Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.

Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.

Your life will never be the same again.

–  Og Mandino

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Y.O.U.

If only you could see yourself from my eyes, would you know; what you mean to me – my world, my smile, my heartbeat – all of it, enveloped in the fragrance of your breath.

– Himali

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A big Thank You… And Happy New Year!

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Just noticed that Decoding Happyness has crossed the 50K milestone!

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Five life lessons running has taught me

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As a new found hobby, I picked up on running a few months back and it has grown to be more than just a hobby for me. It is my new found sense of self, my new love ❤ 🙂 Amongst many other health benefits of being physically active and healthy, it has taught me a few very important life lessons, I wish to carry for life.

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Diary Writing . . . Dear God . . .

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Most recent entry in my diary 🙂

I have always been a fan of writing, but there is something; which I discovered a few months back that has brought serenity and tranquility to my life. Continue reading

Nurturing and Maintenance

As much as we want things to run smoothly, sometimes we tend to forget that everything in life requires nurturing, love, care, and patience. Instead of taking things for granted, we ought to maintain them; to prevent their fragile beauty from whimpering away.

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Café Unplugged… Kiddo

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“If life could fall in love, it would fall for you – a million times over….”

— Himali Shah

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Café Unplugged… A Beautiful Night

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“If you are the moon, it’s not the sun that reminds you of the light: it’s the darkness that makes you shine.”

— Jennifer Williamson

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