Have you had people who notice and take care of the little things for you? Like pulling you to the inner side as you walk on the road, getting you a sweater when it is cold, walking you right to your doorstep, giving you the wake-up call when you need to get up extra early…. Little things like these, makes my heart melt!
Spending time amidst nature and with kids are two sure shot ways to brighten up my days. I am on a short vacation and it is so much fun taking time to do things which otherwise are difficult to catch up with otherwise. I’m visiting my parents and have rented a bicycle here to explore around with a greet footprint.
Zoya: You were gonna tell me something LATER, tell me!
Div: Haan, LATER hasn’t come yet! There’s a time and place for everything. Always.
If you aren’t grateful for what you already have,
What makes you think you would be happy with more…
“The thing about butterflies, is that they need to be admired from afar.”
I have always had a special place in my heart for the little things because they do have more value to me and remember to be kind to someone everyday because your kindness can change the life for someone who feels worthless.
A kind word or a good deed doesn’t cost a dime but it sure does have a lot of value. Try this for a week andy see what a difference it can make in your life.
~ Jo Earley
देर लगी लेकिन
मैंने अब है जीना सीख लिया….
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
“Maybe it’s time for the fighter to be fought for, for the holder to be held and for the lover to be loved.”
Treat yourself like someone you love
“ Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh.
“Don’t pack up all your troubles. Take them on holiday with you, and when you come back, just don’t bring them back with you.”
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust
“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”
James M. Barrie
“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”
“……To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know….”
“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”
Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
– Thomas Gray
Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful than all the banquets in the world…
The Sun and A Song 🙂
It is okay, not to be okay (sometimes) 🙂
Do what you love, love what you do…
Sunday = Funday!
Ask, and you shall receive…
Ever wondered, what is that makes us feel welcome at some place? When visiting friends or relatives or even strangers is it a nice, spacious and lavishly furnished house, or a place with a nice view of the city or the mountains?
Nothing can beat the beauty of the time spent in the lap of mother nature…
– Himali Shah
The best gift my parents gave me, is the gift of my brother…
– Himali Shah
I honestly felt so overwhelmed with all the love and warmth from everyone who stopped by and wrote back to me on my post last evening! Continue reading
I had been intending to write this blog since April 1st and finally being able to have the pen and paper meet, feels liberating. Continue reading
Remember, when we cut your birthday pizza instead of a birthday cake in 2012? Continue reading
A few months back when I was studying A Course in Miracles (ACIM) and The Universe Has Your Back (TUHYB), Continue reading
There will be lots of things, you might regret. Kindness is one thing, you never will.
I took my maiden flight, seeking a great perhaps, 3 years back on this day – 26th Jan 2016. Continue reading
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 🙂
“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 😀
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
“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)