Mindful Living

Nourish

nourish vidya sury

Dear Vidur, 

When I chose this word for you today, Nourish, the first thing that came to my mind is the home made porridge you would get so excited about when you were a baby. You would literally bouncing in your baby chair as you saw one of us – your Grandma, Daddy or me approach you with the special silver bowl you associated with it. You would gurgle with joy and anticipation – and we, in turn, would be filled with soul smiles at your happiness.

As we nourished you with healthy food, you nourished our soul with your appreciation, your laughter. The best part? You delighted us throughout the day. It seemed like you were growing every minute after a point. Your Grandma was so fond of saying “Naal oru meni, pozhudoru vannam”, which roughly translates to “something new every moment, on a daily basis”. We would watch you in wonder – and in fact, our paediatrician often joked, asking if you somehow got switched at the hospital. You really were the happiest baby I ever saw. Neighbors complained that they never heard you cry.

Nourishing the body with nutritious food is important to stay healthy. And as clichéd at it may sound, health is the ultimate wealth. When I look back, I can’t help but feel happy about your respect for the food you eat. I am proud of how disciplined you are. While physical health is the first step, do not forget to nourish your soul.

Plug into people and things that uplift you and nourish your soul

If your soul is not happy, life can be pretty boring and meaningless. Routines will always part and parcel of our lives with all our must-do’s and the non-negotiables. But there’s the other part of life where we must recoup our energy. There’s where your soul comes in.

Make sure you always take time out to…

Nourish your mind to feed your soul

When you do this, remember to spring clean your routine and throw out the clutter and non-productive activities that suck your time and energy.

If it doesn’t nourish your soul get rid of it…out it goes!

Go to the people and places that set a spark in your soul

Take responsibility for your thoughts, words and actions.

Reach in, recharge!  Here is a sweet checklist!

nourish vidya sury

You have a beautiful soul – nourish it lovingly!

Love and hugs

Blessed to be your Mom.

A to Z Challenge 2015

My theme is “Letters to my son” and N for Nourish

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Dear reader, how do you nourish your soul?

P.S.: I found the original version of the edited featured image on glitz-oh.com

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    Paulette Romero
    April 17, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Aren’t you lucky that you baby never cried! My, you must have been the envy of your neighborhood. I love your message… nourish your body and soul 🙂
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      Vidya Sury
      April 17, 2015 at 9:56 am

      😀 Thank you Paulette! He filled the place with laughter and everybody loved him. Sigh. What can i say? There’s always a balance in life – we had fun during the terrible twos and threes when he practiced fake tantrums that had us howling with laughter. So glad you came by!
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    Shonda
    April 17, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Nourish is an excellent choice for today’s letter. You need to nourish the mind, body and soul daily.
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      Vidya Sury
      April 17, 2015 at 9:54 am

      Thank you Shonda! Setting aside time on a daily basis helps in the best ways possible. I am intrigued by your post title here and going to read it now!
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    Birgit
    April 17, 2015 at 7:08 am

    This beautiful. We all need to nourish our soul especially when we feel down. A walk, looking at a pretty flower, creating something, reading or watching a good movie-whatever helps will be of immense benefits
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      Vidya Sury
      April 17, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Taking time off has become such a challenge these days with all the rushed activity, that we need constant reminders to just chill and breathe. 🙂 I am glad my son has music as a hobby – thank you, Birgit! It is so lovely to see you “catch up!”. I am off to do the same.
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    lata
    April 17, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    It would help all of us to start the day reading this
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    Rachna
    April 20, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Wow! He never cried. 🙂 Some great pointers there, Vids. I love the nourish your body but remember to nourish your soul too. How many parents really do teach their kids that. Great lesson there for all of us.
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    G Angela
    April 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Loved your theme and the post ! very well expressed, hugs to you !

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