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My Mother, My Self

My Mother My Self. A letter to my mom

Dear Mi, And another year has whizzed by. I find it hard to believe that it is now nine years, Mi. Of course, you are in our hearts, encouraging us with your wisdom and humor, but it does not compensate for your presence. Yet, what can we do? Keep your memories alive, that’s all we can do. April is such a special month, Mi! Your birthday. Festivals. April holds another precious memory! As I went through my precious box of…

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My Mother and I #AtoZChallenge #Relationships #Mom
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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
Parenting

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

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
Reflections

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.
Relationships

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…