Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Your children are not your children- Quote a day

I must have been around 19 when I first read Kahlil Gibran's words 'On Children'. The opening line, 'Your children are not your children', never ceases to amaze me. There's a certain catching of the breath followed by a soft exhalation and with it comes the knowledge that what he says is not only true, but so beautiful.

Monday, June 22, 2015

5 Tips for Working from Home

Can I just say I have been waiting for 21 days to write this post on 5 tips for working from home? Why three weeks, you ask? Apparently, that's how long it takes for you to form a habit and stick to it too! So, since I finally finished that timeline, this post is here to be read.

First things first. It's with a good deal of joy that I announce to you all that I have started working from home, full time. (Takes a moment to do a happy jig)! Yes, after many years of working on freelance projects and part-time jobs, I finally decided to take the plunge and accept this role that I must say I am enjoying thoroughly!

It's not easy to find a job that combines your passion with flexible hours and decent compensation. To be honest, I had stopped looking for anything along those lines a few years ago. So when this came along, it was natural for me to think twice before saying 'Yes', because I knew, for certain, that this would mean a huge shift from my comfort zone, where I'd settled for the last 9 years or so. 

Just give me a moment to soak in this feeling of happiness.

AAAHHH! Now, back to what we were talking about! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Let go of the inner control freak

It's tempting. 

When we see our kids fall, we rush to soothe them. A bruised knee warrants tender care and comforting. An altercation on the playground brings out the mama bear in us and we swing into action to set things right. A task done contrary to our expectations gnaws at that perfectionist within  and at some point we realise that it's time to let go of the inner control freak.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Healing the cracks

I have a lot to be thankful for with this thing called blogging and one of the best parts is the way people reach out to one another, healing the cracks in relationships, closing the gaps in their fractured spirit, sparking the survivor instinct and making a beautiful item out of a broken one, an art known as Kintsukuroi.

If you've read my story as a survivor of depression here, you'd know that it is a topic that touches a chord with many people. It is also a frighteningly rampant occurrence across the world today, sparing nobody, not even kids.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A letter: Tomorrow, you will . . .

Dear Gy,

I've been meaning to talk to you about some of the things that you will do tomorrow. 

These tomorrows will not come all at once nor will they come one after another. Some of them will creep up on you slowly, like the first rays of a gorgeous sunrise. Others  will smack you between the eyes with the suddenness of a disoriented bat in the daytime.

Tomorrow you will. . .

. . .laugh till your sides hurt and tears stream down your cheeks,
be hurt by a friend who chooses another person to sit by at lunch time,
watch a bird take flight and wonder at how such tiny wings can support its body,
cry when a favourite pet of yours dies and leaves for that unknown space in Heaven and
float lazily on your back in a gorgeous pool and look up at the bluest piece of sky.

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