The clock’s ticking and you have to run. Please take a moment and breathe. We all have these panic stricken moments wherein we feel time is not sufficient to get everything done. We panic, then over react and rush things to move ahead in our daily schedule. Take a moment and re assess your life. Are you spending time for what you really require or are you simply running along with the wind? Here are a few simple tips that are going to get you on track.
Plan your day ahead
Yes, it is tiresome and at times boring to keep planning your days. You should be impulsive and have lot of –‘seize the moment’’ kind of days. However, to be consistent achiever, you need to plan your day to be productive. Prioritise what has to be done and go for it with all your passion and willpower.
Keep yourself away from unnecessary drama
Let go of things, events and situations you cannot control. No one ever has everything under control. You need to let go of the unwanted drama and emotionally draining situations. Stay away from negative people. Knowingly or unknowingly, they bring you down. That’s not what you need if you want to utilise your time wisely.
Stop focussing on your mistakes
Its human nature to make mistakes. We all make them. But you don’t need to dwell upon your mistakes. If possible learn from them. Remember what they taught you, however, forget that it happened. The past is over and gone. You have to move forward, strong and steady. Concentrate on your strengths and remember who you are. Stand-alone bravely and focus on your goals.
Keep still during chaos
Chaos is everywhere. Life is not easy or smooth always. What you can do is try keeping still and focused, in spite of the chaos around you. Try not to get involved in everything. Be aware of what is happening and ask yourself if there is a need for you to get involved. If there is no point, or if your opinion or presence does not make a difference, stay away. Save your time and energy for events that make you feel good.
Don’t spend time checking what others are doing
You need to focus on your goals. Keeping a check on what others are doing, how far they are, what they have achieved etc is not going to help you. If you are looking for inspiration, that’s great. However running a race to see who is better -now that’s not a good idea. Be happy for others when they achieve their goals. Then move further in your journey. You yourself determine your self-worth.
Set aside Me time and recharge yourself
As I always say, everyone needs some Me time. Spending some time alone has so many benefits. You feel recharged and your mind clears. Doing what is important to you makes you feel alive. Then you will see how efficiently your days progress!
Be that person who is in charge. Strive for perfection, however, don’t make your life all about being perfect. Cut yourself some slack and relax. Enjoy the ride while focussing on your priorities. Keep calm as you are a winner!
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ― A.A. Milne
Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow- Melody Beattie
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. —Dalai Lama
Why you need to be full of gratitude
Being grateful for all your blessings makes you a happier person. Practice saying Thanks every hour and see how different your world becomes. You learn to be more positive when you start appreciating all the tiny things in your life. Start with the smaller things and eventually you will end up saying Thanks for having your biggest dreams come true. Being grateful helps you to never take anyone for granted. You learn to appreciate and be kind to all the people in your life. Just imagine how happy and blessed the world would be if gratitude becomes a way of life.
Do you need a few pointers on how to start ?
Be thankful that you have a home.
Be thankful that you have food to eat.
Be thankful that your family is safe.
Be thankful for whatever source of income you have.
Be thankful for the abundance in nature.
Be thankful for your healthy body.
Be thankful for the ability to see, hear, feel and speak.
Be thankful for all your life experiences as those shaped you to become the person you are today.
And what happens when you become grateful ?
While it may seem like an act in the beginning, if you keep at saying Thanks frequently, you slowly realise how fortunate you really are. You get to know that you are living the life someone else is desperately praying for. You give up complaining on what you don’t have and focus on what you have. This attitude always helps you get more to be grateful for. Sit quietly for a while,dear friends. Listen to your own inner voice and understand how blessed you are simply to be alive.
What I want to say special thanks for today
Today I take the time to be grateful and say Thank you to each one of you for all the support you have given me in getting my blog- ”Love your life” running successfully. We are almost completing two months online and I am overwhelmed with the love received.
Everything that is done in this world is done by hope – Martin Luther
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears – Nelson Mandela
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness – Desmond Tutu
I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains – Anne Frank
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop – Confucius
Recipe for A hope-filled Life
2 full cups of Faith
1 cup of Love
1 cup of Laughter
1/2 cup of Vision
1 teaspoon of Self Esteem
A pinch of smiles
A dash of Positive Thinking
Stir in your 2 cups of Faith(strong and firm) along with 1 cup of heartfelt Love. Mix well and keep aside. Take 1 cup of Laughter and slowly blend with a pinch of smiles. Add this magic potion to the Faith-Love mixture. Blend 1/2 a cup of Vision into this and stir in 1 teaspoon of Self Esteem. This step is essential for your success. Now set the concoction in a beautiful mindset and sprinkle a dash of positive thinking over it all!
Take this daily in the morning and start your day with a fresh attitude !
Do you know how important it is to stay hydrated ?Water accounts for more than half of your body weight. Your body needs water for its daily functions. Each cell in the living body stays healthy when it receives the proper amount of water and nutrients. Keeping your body hydrated is important in numerous ways. Some of the main benefits have been listed down below:-
Improves physical health and performance
Boosts energy levels
Increases memory power
Enhances brain functioning
Reduces the occurrence of anxiety and panic attacks
Improves your sleep quality
Reduces mood swings and keeps you in happy spirits
Improves your focusing ability and concentration power
Boosts your weight loss
Reduces the possibility of severe headaches
Keeps your heart healthy
Improves the function of your digestive system
Keeps kidney stones away
Promotes cell growth and nutrition
Reduces symptoms of hangovers
Improves the efficiency of your joints
Keeps your bones and muscles healthy
Keeps you motivated and feeling fresh
Keeps your skin clear and glowing
The perfect detox drink
Maintains your weight at healthy levels.
The list goes on and on. These are just some among the many benefits you get by staying properly hydrated. So now, make sure that you are drinking a minimum of 6 glasses of water per day.
How do you know that you are not drinking enough water
When you are dehydrated, you feel low and weak. There are many symptoms which are an indication that the body is dehydrated. Some of the main ones are:-
Dryness in the mouth
Lesser trips to the bathroom
Feeling fatigued throughout the day
Too tired to sleep
Headaches with increasing intensity and repeated frequency
Feeling light-headed and confused
Tips to stay hydrated
Most of you follow very busy schedules. So here are some options that help stay hydrated:-
Always keep a water bottle with you. If possible choose a reusable one and refill it.
Set a reminder in your phone after each hour to take a few sips of water.
Ask your friends /family to check that you are following your water schedule
Have a partner to join your plan-The more, the healthier
To enhance the taste, add some lime if you don’t like drinking plain water
Bored with plain water -Here are some alternatives
The recommended level of drinking water is to have 5-6 glasses daily. However, if you are looking for alternatives other than water, you can choose one of the following options
Fresh fruits like watermelon, strawberries, peaches, musk melon, cantaloupe
Vegetables like tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini, celery, cauliflowers
Note:- Please do keep in mind that plain water is your best option!
Healthy-clean eating, proper hydration and a good night’s sleep will keep you away from most physical and mental ailments. Check out any diet plan and you will see how they mention the importance of including water in your daily routine. So from now on, start your day with two glasses of clean drinking water. This will keep you active and happy all day long. Let’s decide to keep healthy the right way!
Hey there, Like me ,do you also think that depression is such a negative word?
The last thing someone who is feeling low needs is to read more about the causes or reasons that hurt you more. I’ll give you a simple example to prove my point. Suppose you feel slightly feverish. You may also have the slightest body pain. Upon an urge, you check out your symptoms on Google. Oops, This is when all hell breaks loose. You read more pages on fever, then move ahead to causes of body pain. Within the next 5 minutes, you confirm that you have all the symptoms of a deadly disease. See my point? Your mind absorbs whatever you feed it. So today, we are not talking about any symptoms or any reasons that cause low /negative feelings. I am going to find solutions for you to overcome those bad moments. Stay with me here and enjoy this ride 😊
Hello Mr Dep- You don’t scare me!
The first thing I am going to do is stop typing the word Depression. Let us just call him Mr Dep. I feel better already. This is exactly what you should do. Acknowledging that you are scared, tensed or depressed is a matter of great courage. And you have faced that, Bravo !!
From today stop affirming to yourself that Mr Dep is troubling you. The sentence I am feeling …….. is something only you have the power to fill. So start saying I am happy, I am loved and I am blessed. Your life will change- That’s guaranteed.
Mr Dep is someone who is lonely and is looking for company. But my dearest Reader, there is no reason to give him space in your life. You have Mr Happy, Mr Adventurous, Miss Excitement, Miss Discovery and so many others to befriend. Promise me that you have made up your mind to get Mr Dep out of your life from this moment onwards.
Watch out Mr Dep – I am fighting back
Life is never easy and seems unfair to all of us. I haven’t yet met a person who hasn’t had something or the other that keeps disturbing his /her peace of mind. But I have seen some inspiring & lovely people fight back with two secret weapons- Trust and Hope. The fighting back requires patience, effort and blind belief in the entire process. Whatever happened was bad, really bad and sad. But it is over.
You should not ignore your feelings or avoid them. Let them flow. Watch them and acknowledge them as they come. Trust that everything happens for a reason. Let Hope take roots deep within you. You can create a happy tomorrow by keeping hope alive.
Goodbye Mr Dep- Your time is over
Now let’s come to what you are waiting for. Each one of us needs to know how to face Mr Dep and to stay afloat on your ray of hope. Just follow a few simple steps for a start.
Be aware of your breath
Watching your breath takes away your attention from other issues and you wholly concentrate on breathing. Sit in a quiet room, by yourself. Close your eyes and focus on your breath for a moment. At first, you may not notice anything happening. Take a deep breath and hold it. Count till 5 and then slowly exhale. Breath out the pain along with that slow exhalation. Let peace enter. Repeat this for at least 7 times. Once done, relax in that state for as long as you can. Focus on the blessings in your life, however small.
Then open your eyes with a smile 😊 Mr Dep is already thinking of leaving. He doesn’t like it that you are not focussing on him- The jealous type I guess! Do this whenever he tries to remind you of things you don’t like. Remember that he will try to defeat you with all his might, but you are a fighter! Have no doubt.
Absorb the present moment and live in it fully
Ready to hear the second trick? Recently I came across two beautiful books by The famous Tibetan Monk Thich Nhat Hanh. In simple language, he explains the power of enjoying life in every moment. The way he describes how joyful it is to do a simple task like washing the dishes helps you see life in an entirely different way. Whatever you do, be mindful of that very moment. Leave the overthinking and worrying part. Thats not for you. Just sit and watch the birds fly, the rain falling or even look at small kids playing.Sit still and you will see how peaceful it is. Your life is too precious. Don’t hand it over to Mr Dep. He is completely useless. The present moment is so much more beautiful.
Listen to the Sound of the Ocean
This may sound strange at first. But it works. The sound of the ocean and its magical powers are amazing. As you look at the waves and listen to the sounds, a strange calmness engulfs you. It’s as if your troubles are getting washed away. Your mind is free of all disturbing thoughts and you find the experience a new strength.
And by the way, Did I mention that Mr Dep is not good at swimming?So why not just wash him away 😊
Affirm that you are happy
I want you to know that feeling low is normal. No one is immune to those moments. Our strength to rising above those feelings awakens when we trust God or the Universe without a doubt. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMAIN THE STATE OF SADNESS. The Past is over and gone. Get help from people around you. Never feel that you have to suffer in silence. Go within yourself and search for who you are really. Maybe, this is the time meant for you to rediscover your true self. Think Happy thoughts, Affirm and keep affirming that you are happy.
Sharing my favourite quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh
“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”
“I will practice coming back to the present moment…not letting regrets and sorrow drag me back into the past or letting anxieties, fears, or cravings pull me out…”
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
I sincerely hope this article helps you with finding peace again.
Most parents have asked themselves a question -Am I a good parent, at least a dozen times. Well, I certainly have, guess I have lost count of the number of times 😊 There is this feeling of uncertainty as to whether or not we are raising our kids right or not. There are other times when we know instinctively that the kids seem to be doing well. The purpose of today’s article is to make a few points clear on what helps raise happy kids. By default, parents know what is good for their kids. It’s just the way of nature. You may doubt yourself many times, however, don’t stress out. You know what is best for your kid. Instead of comparing yourself to other parents who seem to be doing the perfect job of raising picture-perfect kids, rely on your instincts and trust your intuition. That should do the trick. So now let us move ahead to see a few pointers to raising happier kids.
Nurture your happiness
Believe me when I say that happy kids come from homes where the parents are happy. The responsibilities of a family will take its toll on each one of you out there. But remember- you need to prioritise your happiness to keep your kids smiling. Being grumpy and complaining all the time about the chores you have to do, the hard work it takes, how little appreciation you get etc is giving out negative vibes to your family. To avoid all this, you take time for some Me time, go enjoy it and come back refreshed. It will make a world of difference to the way kids see you They will even respect you more for the fact that despite all the hard work, you can still be cheerful and merry!
Let them get bored
There is no need to entertain the kids all day long. They need some time to be bored. This is when their creativity takes roots. They explore options to keep themselves interested and you will be surprised to see what fun games or projects they come up with. Yes, the house may get messed up, however, teach yourself to see the creative mind behind the mess. And for sure, make it a point that they need to help clear their mess.
Don’t be the genie in the lamp
Kids will keep on asking for stuff. It is not your duty to get them everything they want. Smaller wishes lead on to bigger ones and gradually kids get the idea that they can expect their parents to provide for whatever they ask. So curb those unrealistic demands early enough. Do not feel guilty or do not feel that you are a bad parent. This gentle refusal to meet all demands will help them realise the value of money, time and hard work. Also, they will learn the lesson that life comes with not only roses but has a couple of thorns as well. It will do them good, I promise.
Praise your kids for the right stuff
Praising your kids for every little achievement will leave them feeling entitled to appreciation. As they grow up, the world is not always going to keep appreciating them. This may disturb them and leave them upset. So get them ready to face the real world and save the praises for achievement that matter. Your sincere words of encouragement will be more than enough for a lot of small goals achieved. Help them feel that they earned praise. This is a valuable lesson, even if you have to teach them the hard way.
Teach them to value relationships
Kids learn how to value relationships from home. Teach them with your example that family matters.No matter how busy you are, you have to show kids that family is a priority. This will be engraved in their little minds. And this is how they get to value their relationships later on.
Don’t expect perfection every time
Expect kids to make an effort. Don’t stress on getting everything perfectly right. Give them the chance and freedom to make mistakes, realise those mistakes and then work on correcting them.
Teach them Prayer, gratitude and how to apologise
I do not have words to stress this point enough. Kids need to learn how to thank anyone who helps them. There is no social status, money or age involved here. If someone, anyone for that matter, helps them or does them a favour, your kids should be grateful for that, no matter how small it is. Likewise, if they have hurt another person, you should teach them to apologise. Above all, teach them to believe in the Divine strength and offer a prayer each day. This gives them the mental and emotional strength to face their reality.
From a mom’s experience:-
Dear parents, please do read the following tips. Do not compare your kids with their friends, cousins or neighbours. That hurts their self-respect and they feel inferior. Let your kids be responsible for their lives and allow them to make mistakes too. They should be confident to speak openly with their parents. So helping them confide in you is very important. Let them know that it is ok to fail because what counts is getting back on their feet after the fall.
I am sure this article has helped a few of you who are struggling to do the right thing and give the best to your kids. There is no such thing as a perfect family. We all learn through our mistakes and the learning process is what creates those strong bonds between us. Relax, breathe and love with all your heart. Your kids are growing up just fine!
Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream. Alice Munro
Five years back ,I came upon a miracle cure for many physical ailments. Not only did I get relief from physical discomfort, I also found an extraordinary sense of peace and calm. Today I am going to share this beautiful experience called Yoga with all my beloved readers. Let’s look at the immense benefits we get by practising yoga daily. I will also share some of my favourite yoga poses and their individual magical advantages. Before we start, I would like to remind all of you that Yoga should be practised initially in the presence of a certified and experienced yoga practitioner. Please do not try the poses on your own until you are confident that you are doing it correctly.
With daily practice of yoga, even beginners can achieve the following:-
Mental calmness and Mindfulness
Highly flexible body
Toned muscles and strengthened core
Increased weight loss
Healthy internal organs
Improved body shape
Better resistance to diseases
Excellent focus and improved concentration
Enhanced blood circulation
Better bone health
Improved body vital signs
Eye-opening benefits of 3 simple yoga poses
Strengthens the entire spinal cord
Tones your pelvic area and buttocks
Gives stimulation to all the internal abdominal organs
Helps to stretch the chest and all organs in the upper body
Expands your heart and helps increased lung function.
Gives comfort to your entire body
Instant stress buster
Reduces fatigue and energises you from within
Provides relief and soothes conditions like sciatica.
Excellent remedy for respiratory disorders including asthma
Induces a centred feeling
Gives your excellent posture
Improves mental balance, concentration and helps you focus better
Improves problem-solving ability
Strengthens the muscles in your leg
Tones and shapes your legs
Provides great support to the ligaments in the feet
Stabilises the pelvic region and improves the functioning of internal pelvic organs
Instant relief to shoulder pain
Greatly improves digestion
Increased blood flow to the brain and other parts of the body
Triggers happy feelings by relieving stress
Antidote to depression
Soothes the central nervous system
Gives excellent strength to the buttocks, hamstrings and lower back.
Expands your upper body including chest region, spine, hips and neck
Stimulates the thyroid gland and improves thyroid function
Improves functioning of abdominal organs.
A special note to beginners :-
Yoga is a practice that should be enjoyed. It cleanses your body and soul alike. Take it slow and steady. Master the sense of calmness and balance at your own pace. Never give up even though you are making slow progress. The benefits of yoga take place initially in your internal organs. Hence the visible changes occur gradually. Never get disappointed. Even 15 minutes of your day spent on simple yoga poses is a bonus for your physical fitness and mental health. Again I request all the beginners to start with lessons from an experienced yoga teacher. Take deep breaths and continue your efforts until a day arrives when you feel incomplete without practising Yoga!
Today, some of us are in the fear of catching the deadly virus as it is still spreading at alarming rates. Staying positive and keeping our bodies healthy is the need of the hour. This is no time to panic. We fall sick mainly when our immunity levels are down. When our immune system is weak, our body is left with less power to resist or fight the attack of microbes. So today, I am going to run you through a few essential food ingredients that can be included in your daily diet to help boost immunity naturally. At the end of the article, I am also going to include a few of my favourite and effective (from personal experience) home remedies that have helped to increase resistance against infections. I hope this is helpful to all my readers and pray that all of you remain safe during these difficult times.
Rich in Vit C and completely packed with anti-microbial properties, lemon is a great lifesaver which when added to your daily diet works wonders. Vitamin C is necessary for increasing your immunity. Also lemon aids in boosting body metabolism. Hydration improves when you drink lemon juice daily and your skin quality also improves. Regular intake of lemon juice helps keep kidney stones at bay also.
Turmeric has a component called Curcumin. This is the ingredient mainly responsible for the medicinal properties of turmeric. It boosts the immunity of your body highly. Also, turmeric greatly improves signs of depression and helps bring positive changes in Alzheimer’s patients. You can prevent heart disorders and is a great antioxidant. It also has antibiotic powers which help heal injuries and cuts. It is also a good anti-toxic agent. The list goes on and on.
This is a personal favourite of mine. Ginger is well known for its anti-microbial properties. It’s hard to list the benefits of ginger as there is quite a lot. I will list down the most important ones below. Please note that ginger can be used raw or also as dry ginger (mainly used for the treatment of colds, cough and fever). Gingerol, the active component in Ginger is mainly responsible for its medicinal properties. This helps in curing nausea, morning sickness, muscle pain, osteoarthritis, muscle soreness, heart diseases and also lowers blood sugar. You get great relief from indigestion with regular intake of ginger. Taking dry ginger powder during your menstrual period helps relieve cramps and reduces your discomfort too.
Garlic has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It is highly nutritive and is used as a natural ingredient to lower cholesterol. Regular consumption of garlic helps to reduce your blood pressure too. Garlic contains the compound called Allicin which has great medicinal properties. Garlic has been used from ancient times to treat liver disorders, Tuberculosis, colic, dysentery, diabetes and many other ailments. Adding garlic to your cooking also increases the taste of the final cooked dish.
Honey is a natural medicine used in many home remedies. The natural healing power of honey is well known. Honey is full of antioxidants and has anti-bacterial properties too. It gives great comfort when consumed during a sore throat. The digestive tract also benefits from regular consumption of raw honey. The body metabolism also improves when you take honey with warm water early in the morning.
A great antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory food! Coming from a South Indian family, I have always used Black pepper while cooking for the family. Black pepper is considered to be a magic spice which is used commonly in dishes. Pepper is effective in curing common colds, fever and throat infections. It is also carminative. Intestinal gas formation is reduced by the regular intake of pepper. Black pepper is also great when trying for weight reduction. But we’ll go into that in another post soon. Increasing your pepper intake has another advantage. The body gets rid of toxins as it gets warmed up and sweat more while having pepper.
Yoghurt or Curd
Yoghurt, as well as homemade curd, is full of probiotics. This means that it contains healthy bacteria which is good for your intestine. The presence of such bacteria help to aid in digestion and keeps the digestive tract healthy and strong. Include curd or yoghurt twice a week in your diet so that your digestive system becomes more immune and resistant to external infections.
Easy homemade cures to boost immunity
Lemon Honey Drink
This is an easy drink with huge benefits. As we saw in the above list, both the ingredients are filled with Vitamin C and antimicrobial properties. The drink is an immunity-boosting mixture and also increases your body metabolism. Take this daily early morning or at bedtime to see positive changes in your body. It helps reduce body fat, eliminates toxins and detoxifies the body.
Turmeric and honey combination
This is a magic potion that has immense medicinal benefits. When the two products are mixed, you can speed up your rate of healing. The combination is a powerful immunity booster. Taken regularly keeps you safe and protected. More than a cure, it is used as a preventive for several diseases. This is also an effective skincare pack. The healing effects of both honey and turmeric help you cure several skin disorders and you attain clear, glowing skin.
Milk and Turmeric drink
Another elixir for health. Take a quarter glass of warm milk and add a little turmeric to it. Have this mixture just before your bedtime. It gives you great strength to fight most kinds of infections. Your respiratory tract also benefits immensely from having this regularly.
Another superpower soothing drink. Just grate ginger into your boiling water and add your tea leaves. Then, as usual, you may consume this. If you prefer milk tea, you can add some boiled mil to the boiled water too. It soothes your throat and gives comfort to your digestive tract too. The properties of ginger keep your body and immune system in perfect condition.
I have compiled the above article based on personal experience. The post would be too long if I added the rest of the food components and recipes. So you can have more information about some other awesome immunity-boosting food ingredients in the next post. I hope all of you try and include these ingredients in your daily diet to increase your immunity power and keep yourself safe.
Do let me know if the article was useful. Waiting to hear from you …
You may know of several people who have reached the heights of their career, others may have succeeded in acquiring impressive amounts of wealth and so on. However, the real question is -are they really happy?
I was talking to a friend the other day about all the depressing news we were receiving regarding the current COVID pandemic. People all over seem to be losing hope. There has been an increase in the number of suicides, deaths due to heart failure and many more heartbreaking situations. All that got me thinking-Life is so uncertain and with the time we have left, are we all really happy?
I asked myself what makes me happy. Is it money, fame, or something else? I discovered that I am truly happy with the simplest little things in life. Of course, bigger achievements have their share in creating a good life. However, I think happiness comes from something more. You may not have a great deal of money, or you may not have achieved that dream job yet. Still, real happiness is when you remain true to yourself. Inner peace is the only aspect that leaves you feeling satisfied with life. And to get that genuine feeling of happiness, you must stay true to your values and principles. Treat others equally well. Treat them with dignity and respect. You may not receive the exact treatment back, however, in the long run, being honest and true to who you are, keeps you peaceful.
As for me, happiness is watching the rain drizzle down onto the earth, gazing at the beautiful sky as the sun sets, hugging my kids tight and knowing that they are safe. The smile I get when I cook a tasty meal, the excitement on my kids’ face as they describe a new incident at school, the simplest questions like- How was your day, are your feeling okay- and all those wonderful, touching moments that gently tug at my heart. They stay forever in my happy memories box. I hope you all have similar moments that make life worthwhile. Like I always say, stay happy and stay blessed dears 😊