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Counting my birthdays with gratitude #GratitudeCircle

counting my birthdays with gratitude. September gratitude circle blog hop

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” – Ralph H. Blum Seems like just the other day I had a birthday—and seems like this one arrived way to early. But who can control the speed of Time? In a way, it is probably a good sign because Time is slow only for those who wait, and way too fast for those who are busy. Busy is good. Today I am grateful to cross yet…

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My Mother and I #AtoZChallenge #Relationships #Mom
#AtoZChallenge Relationships

My Mom and I

Dear Mi, When I think back to the times we spent together, I can’t help but smile and occasionally burst into laughter. Your sense of humor was so very charming and you always believed laughter was the best medicine.…

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. A letter to my son on his birthday. #parenting #beingmom

A Letter to My Son

Dear Son, Happy birthday! This morning, after I had my coffee, I sat down to work as usual, to catch that precious morning hour. But somehow, I could not concentrate. My eyes kept wandering to the clock, and the…

Gratitude must be part magic, for when I fill my heart with gratitude, anything is possible

Gratitude Is My Magic Potion

I know I am a bit late for the September Gratitude Circle (28 Sept) and National Coffee day (29 Sept) but I am right on time for International Coffee Day—1 Oct—which is tomorrow. I could freak out over not…

Of books, bookshelves and nostalgic memories

Of books, bookshelves and nostalgic memories

“What do you want for your birthday?” This is a delightful question I go crazy answering every year. Depending on who it is coming from, the answers naturally vary. Usually, my first thought is—I have everything. What could I…

My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.

Mom #AtoZChallenge

Dear Mi, Happy birthday! You would have been 72 today. I always imagined you as rather frail, super-cheerful, gentle-looking and always busy over the years. I have to confess that I never even imagined you in your 70s, because…

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Smiling From Year To Year #MicroblogMondays

Yesterday was Vidur’s 17th birthday. I am blessed to be his Mom. While the cliche that parenting can be a challenge is not untrue, I have to say that children teach us some solid lessons in parenting, even as…