Bye 2016!!

What a wonderful time of the year!!! Yes this is the most wonderful time of the year. I can smell happiness and joy in the air.. Lol

Hello my fellow blogging friends,

It was wonderful to travel along with you all in this blogging journey this year. Billion thanks to all of you. I have learned a lot during this journey. I lived up to my resolution of this year of writing a post on every Tuesday since May till today and I am so happy about it. Today I am ending 2016 Tuesday journey and I will be back in the year 2017. This year has been a great one personally and professionally. I am all set ready to let go 2016 and welcome 2017. Very much looking forward to see what the new year brings.

In this post I would like to insist on Greening the season. As we all know that household wastes increases at least by 25% during holiday season especially between Thanksgiving and New year’s day, so it is our responsibility to be considerate and take efforts to reduce wastes and adopt recycling and reusing methods.

Following are some of the tips to help us to green this season.

  • Reduce Shopping Bags
  • Make use of recycled materials
  • Reuse gift wraps, ribbons bows, bags/wrap gifts without box
  • Replant, Compost, or Mulch Your Tree
  • Last but not least more than materialistic gifts try to give creatively like (cooking, babysitting, or gardening), a charitable donation, or tickets to an event

As quoted by Mahatma Gandhiji,lets be the change to see the change we want to see.

With this note, I wish you all a Holly Jolly Christmas and Happy Holidays. Enjoy your holidays, don’t forget to take time off and be merry spending time with your near and dear ones.

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It took me hours to set up this tree… ufff!!! It’s so much fun to do the decoration as well as drinking Eggnog 😉

See you all soon!!!

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My Dad Is Not A SuperMan!

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This post is a tribute to my dad on this Father’s Day. This is my very first attempt on sketching a portrait and he is my dad ☺

My dad is not a superman but he is the man who taught me that you can live your life being humble. He is the man who taught me to make use of what is available and be excellent. He taught me whatever work you commit to, do it with passion and never give up. He taught me to be loyal. I have also seen my dad how protective he becomes when he thinks of this world for his daughters to survive, yet he gave us freedom what is needed for us. My dad was the source of income to our family. We are 3 daughters to my parents. In the country I was born and in those days, people do not welcome parents with girl child. Because, girl parents have too many obligations and the society draws restrictions as well as expectations, if it’s a girl. It is seen as a burden to the society and the parents. To my parents we 3 are girls, Wow! You wouldn’t believe if I say even my dad’s parents once hated that we 3 are girls. Until this date I have never seen my mom or dad complain about this. I know this may not seem a big deal but those were the days when abortion of girl fetus and killing of girl child were very common. I have known parents who have abandoned their own baby or child because she is a girl.

For this reason, I owe my dad. He gave me this life to live. He never complained or worried that we 3 are girls.

My dad was the proprietor of a civil construction company  and he being the source of income to my family never showed attitude towards my mom or anyone. He was not demanding and had no attitude even to his employees. He never said no to left-over food at home. He taught us the value of food and never allowed us to waste food even if it does not taste yum. He mentions be thankful that you have food to eat when there are so many children and family out there dying of hunger. We enjoyed sleeping on the cozy bed while my dad sleeps on the floor. He says that you can have luxury in life but never allow it rule you. He taught us how to be of service for the needy. Helping others is his never ending activity and wouldn’t worry even if it leaves him empty handed. He is a living proof to show kindness to everyone.

I have never seen my dad break down when there was a loss in his business, likewise my dad never become overwhelmed when he made profit. He taught us to live a balanced life. He is a relentless hardworking man and till date he is. His impeccable faith in God gives him will power to withstand any life storm. We look up to him.

I could not stop myself from mentioning that he gave us education, he made us all earn Master’s degree. My first sibling is an MBA graduate and my second sibling is double Master’s graduate (MBA + Masters in Social Work) and I graduated this year with MBA degree. He paid for our entire education and we know how much he struggled to do this for us. We are forever grateful to you Dad.

There were days that I have been arrogant to him, but he never gave up on me. His love and affection for me never changed. I love my dad as much as I love my mom.

My dad taught us to be self-determined while my mom taught us to be strong. I adore my dad and respect him to the moon and back. The lessons and values from my dad are the treasures and assets to my life.

My dad is a not a superman but he is my DAD and he is above all. Love you forever Dad ❤
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Love at first sight. Really???

The world would not exist if it’s not for love. I’m sure you are responding, yeah we know about it. Well yes! Then I’m sure you would also have heard, experienced, advised, and lectured that love happens at first sight. But I’m saying No, it does not. I have a slight feel that your eyes are not agreeing to what I say. Give this a thought with no preconception remember I mentioned in my first blog, no preconception. Just read this you will see a different world now with little patience.

newfirstLove does not happens at first sight, it’s the attraction that happens at first sight; it’s the liking that begins in your mind at first sight. You like that person because you are attracted by one of his qualities which can be behavior, attitude, smile, appearance, etc. And your liking makes you to look at that person again, by this action, the liking multiplies. Your eyes, your mind and now your heart also starts wandering around that specific person’s thought. Now the liking multiplies infinitely. When we start pursuing this liking, we start uttering the magic word ‘love’ and believe me this is how love happens at repeated first sights.

Take a moment, think how your love started, you might agree to what I just said. Next time, watch when you fall in love. It is a very nice cozy feeling to experience that moment of ‘love’ gravity.

Wish you all relish that beautiful experience and for whom it is yet to happen, you are so going to love it 🙂