my thoughts expressed in words

Lemonade from lemons !!!!

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink.

Was watching Gaur gopal das and he was talking about how he upgraded himself from an engineer to a life coach. He said engineers fix machines, and i fix those engineers.

I may not be up to his level of fixing life for others, but surely can relate and say,

Oh that’s how I am !!!!

Those who know me, i mean know me well, don’t miss to mention how positive they feel when they talk to me

I am happy about that.

At the same being positive is not rocket science.

Just a small mantra to yourself everyday, and you too will be a life coach in some time. I swear by that…

Wake up with that sense of gratitude to the almighty

See only the good in everything

Offer a silent prayer for the food you put in your mouth, for the car you drive, for the place you live.

Nobody gets everything in life. Your bench mark is different from mine .

Don’t compare materialistic things with others. Health and peace of mind are incomparable.

Talk to people if you feel low. But don’t talk only when you feel low.

Don’t cling to people and make them your emotional slave nor you be one to them. (I have the best of friends where we don’t talk for months together and still out friendship is alive)!!!

Don’t read between lines, words and syllables. Don’t red the intonations of what people say.

Dial the no and call a friend or relative just to say hi

The world is now busy with whats app… Your call will be appreciated and touch the soul of the person called !๐Ÿ‘

Give it a try !

P.S. i am.not presently available in my india no. In case you are trying g to call me ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Available for further motivation consultations !!!!


Amber alert ๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ

That alert sound calls your attention wherever and what ever you are doing. Your phone is auto activated for this service here in the US. The first time it blared I was watching Tv and didn’t know what to do. Was searching for some sort of STOP button to put off the sound but couldn’t and eventually it stopped.

When asked my daughter about it she said

Oh yes Amma, it sends these alert messages when there is some untoward incident happening around. I will put it on silent for you !!!

Frankly I was awed at the service.

That way there are so many things here to “awe” at !

That’s when my blogger mind started thinking ๐Ÿค”

What if there was an amber ๐Ÿšจ facility in our body???

But it should truly alert us instead of telling

us such and such a thing just happened.

And since it’s an “alert”… we need it only for the flop side of issues.

Right from the time we pass out of formal education

We should have an amber ๐Ÿšจ for:

Bad day with boss

Bad time with colleagues

Getting a pink slip

Bad times that are short and longer

Now given my nature , I am not able to think of too many flop points. So to my convenience I will use it for the flip side and bright side of life

Oh my my …. how will it sound /feel when there is an amber ๐Ÿšจ to tell you

  1. Hey you did it …. your exam results are out and you got a distinction!
  2. You landed yourself in this coveted job!
  3. Your first pay check is due today !
  4. The love of your life is this !๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป/๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป(as a parent wish I can see this )
  5. Hey your dream home will be built here !
  6. Your kids !!!
  7. Your contribution to society is this well done ๐Ÿ‘
  8. You will live life to the fullest and live in the moment !
  9. You are capable of handling all situations . Come on chin up !!!!
  10. Last but not the least it should blare: THIS TOO SHALL PASS

Isn’t that fascinating?



That’s the journey set out in the golden jubilee year of my birth!!!

A long journey , After lots of anxious moments, faith, prayers and loads of hope in heart we started on our journey.

Bunch of youngsters welcomed us and weather was bad. But we kept up the mood at home as we were back as family together .

Life is easy and tough at the same time in this place.

A new experience for me in this land

Confident it will be smooth and memorable

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Daughter says….

When your baby’s words resonate with your own it brings tears

There is pride in fulfilling the duty or the assignment given to me as a mom when i read each and every word of the post . I know throughly that her words are not just superficial and is from the bottom of the heart, from her own experience in life.

May almighty keep her always like this…

Click on the above link to read what she has penned, may be it will make you smile ๐Ÿ˜Š

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It’s different…

I thought  I will share some of the funny, not so funny and whats funny about it things i do ….

I learn from many too ….

At some point or the other in life we would have copied someone in a mannerism, habit or style. 

I am no exception. 

I do quite a few things like someone else and as long as it’s not harmful to me or the society i live in i am ok with it… What do you say ?

Today i tried wearing my specs while having bath as my daughter in law does (for those who know me must be wondering from where did i get a son… Keep wondering and i shall answer in private if you are still keen to decipher )๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

She says, “i need to see the dirt is removed na ” 

I am still wondering whether she feels she is that dirty or she has a microscope in the place of regular glasses…Either ways, i found it a little disturbing to have the glasses on while bathing ..May be if you get used to it you can… 

My aunt uses the paper clip to hold her saree pleats in place..5 mins craft people and Life hacks with paper clips are yet to know this !!So ..Some days i just use that in place of artistic brooches…

I read somewhere that you need to stand under the shower and raise both your palms facing upward and receive all the positive energy and bring your hands down motioning towards your feet for the energy to be transmitted …. I do this once in a while though I am not sure if it really helps.. but I am calm and happy (so probably it works)!

Can’t miss mentioning about the innumerable cooking tips and menu planning that i ape from my insta friends.

Now comes the interesting part …

I was always attracted to aesthetic dressing and have been strongly following  it too

When I stopped covering my beautiful silver strands and almost the whole world was devastated by my act, and in the 

” India wants to know” 

sort of situation, (infact i came to know people from the US called up their relatives here and enquired)

(no i am not joking) 

I decide to be myself and stick to my decision and glared at Sudha Murthy, and few other ladies who gracefully carry themselves. 
So…. What is it that you try to copy from someone else…. 

Let me know !!


Crochet reminder!!!

Ripple ….My alltime favourite pattern in crochet. I really don’t get bored by repeatedly doing this. This time it’s a bigger ripple. To fit the double bed…๐Ÿคฃ

So goes without saying that there are going to be a couple of times that I may have to rip a line or two if I make mistakes, lose count etc…I do it very carefully..

When I told hubby dearest that after finishing a line, I realized by the end of the second line that there is a mistake in the previous one and I will have to rip it to set it right , he saluted me for the patience. 

My reply was , but the end product is going to be beautiful isn’t it…So I need to do the ripping ….

That moment this blog post took birth

Isn’t that the same in life?

When talking to a friend , I said, 

Some relations are like our crochet projects. We need to rip ourselves apart if we need to have a lovely long lasting relationship!!!!

Now I bet you can’t identify that extra stitch that caused some disruption…I mended. (That stitches still there.) I mend/bend now a days only if it’s necessary. I have learnt to ignore that one stitch if it’s not going to create a hole. 


Rip yourself only for those relationships that are worthy. The blogger and the blog post will not be responsible for any crater created in your โค๏ธ!!!!

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Little bird leaves too…๐Ÿค๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

Seven months after the nest became a little empty with the older one leaving home, the nest again becomes almost empty with the younger one moving out too. 

Though not out of the city, to be away from home 6 days a week !!

I pick up my crochet needle and yarn to hook  early in the morning . I am with the younger one for few days settling her down to the new life, new routine. 

I sit hooking in the living room as i hear the clinging of the vessels and tap water running. The mommy in me wants to see what my baby is doing in the kitchen when “I am there around “๐Ÿ˜Š. But I sit firmly glued to the new sofa. 

Let her learn ..i repeat to myself. As expected the milk boils and spills in a split second , she tells me she was ‘just’ looking at the newspaper!!(happens)!!!

She comes with a steaming cup of coffee, aromatic, frothy one which i relish and don’t forget to compliment….

“Its better than yesterday isn’t it mamma ” ๐Ÿ˜Š she says…

“Oh honey…it surely is” ๐Ÿ‘Œ

She drops the coffee mugs in the sink and washes them and few other utensils…

They do it when need arises… 

Its we the adults who hamper them many a times. 

As a child of working parents, i was brought up to be fiercely independent, so don’t find it a big task to let the kids do it by themselves. 

After all, if you want your kids to soar high, you need to give them space to take off…


Mithran the miracle.

Me and hubby set out for a long walk last Sunday morning. Residing a road parallel to the highway, in five minutes time we hit the highway and started walking .

Just 200 metres we walked ย and this soul started walking along with us. A roadside dog, i thought he will walk a few yards and then go back or stand where he is …he was three legged and that swept my heart away. Not a great pet lover, as i feel it’s more a responsibility than a status symbol, i was admonishing ny husband who was talking to the dog promising to buy biscuits. At one stage i told him to stop calling him to follow us as it ached to see him limp.

He had very beautiful eyes, and the expression they wore is something I am unable to comprehend.

What was he trying to say …?

Why did he look at me like that?

Why did I choke when i patted him and asked him if he was abondoned because he had a physical disability ?

Why did I quickly decide to take him home when all these days i have been reluctant?

I dont have answers for any of the above. …but I know my heart reached out to him .

I am given to understand, that they usually don’t go beyond their territory. Neither are they welcomed in the other . But here mithran, was never ever rudely attacked by other stray dogs all through the way. They used to bark a couple of times and go back once he turned and snarled at them

We reached quite a distance and stopped to buy some.biscuits for him. He quenched his thirst too in the bucketful of water outside the shop. Had almost the full pack of biscuits and started following us again.

All the way people were looking at us assuming we are the owners of mithran !!!

Since we were heading to a temple, and we were almost there and as my husband felt there would be many dogs near the temple, we tried to put him in an auto rickshaw and take him up to the temple straight away so that he can escape the wrath of the bullies.

He refused to get into the vehicle and we walked again . Once in the temple premises, he wanted to enter the temple too which was prohibited of course . So like a super mom i waited outside with him and my husband finished his darshan and came out and played the role of a super dad and I went for darshan !!!๐Ÿ˜Š

Once we finished the darshan we tried to get him into the vehicle once again, by then making up our minds for sure to adopt him and bring him home. I was constantly updating my daughters who were also ready to accept him.ย 

But our efforts were in vain. He refused to be in the vehicle even for a minute even after forcibly shifting him inside. We left him near the temple and returned.ย 

Husband took the car and went again to retrieve him. But he was to be found nowhere .ย 

but never did we even imagine in our wildest dreams he is going to walk all the 6 kilometres with us….yes 6 long kilometres and that too limping its way.


Love unconditionally

When somebody showers their love on you , suffocates you with their unconditional love, how do you feel?

I have started experiencing this lately. Being a single child to parents who had a wiiiiiiiiide circle of friends, i always was surrounded by people. So I like it that way. Inheriting their genes of making friends i have my circle too. So clinging to people is not a task for me. I work like a magnet probably and just go and get stuck to them. !!๐Ÿ˜Š

A family has adopted me recently ….

I am pampered to the core when I am there. Right from waiting outside the house when i land in their city, expecting my arrival at the door step, to adding some crispy mixture  to the hot bisibelebath, to taking the empty coffee mug from me, to driving to important food joints, to buy a thing which i would have wished sometime, to just go gaga over what I say….isn’t that how daughters are pampered. 

I have a mother who hugs so beautifully a father who touches my head and blesses, a sister who is so loving, a brother who plays pranks and utters ‘didi‘ a hundred times amidst his roaring laughter , a sis in law who motivates me, peps me up, communicates inspite of the busy schedule, always has time to hear me, sends those ready made nutrition powders 

 last but not least a nephew who is tall and huge and can fold this aunt and keep in his pocket!!!๐Ÿ‘

I have a few people in life who really mean it when they say 

“I am there for you need not say you don’t have siblings”

But saying and being are two different things 

I value the ones who are with me in the true sense..

Its not about the gifts they buy for me, or their words of appreciation , its all about being one among them in their family. 

As i am writing i get a call from my ‘bro‘ !!!! And i am zapped. …..And we also discuss and laugh at how my phone picks up his number and auto dials many a times !!

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My small wonder !!

My baby turns 21 today… Just yesterday i saw her working with scissors, card papers, confettis , glue …

No not just being nostalgic, she did sit with all the above stuff, and i found her truly relaxing from the hectic PGDM schedule she is in to now… 

Happy that she is still a home loving girl, when other girls of her age have different interests !

Pens poems (which i seriously find tough to comprehend)!๐Ÿ˜ข

Reads khalil ghibran,devdutt patnaik, 

At 21 she sends a photograph of me which she clicked recently and says,

“See you look so beautiful and that’s why I didn’t like going  to school”

She seems to be admiring me.always…i adore that sparkle in her eyes in the above pic !!!

Proud mom that i am on hearing  this…happy to have given up my small time career to be with her emotionally. I wouldn’t be hearing all these.:

“Love you”

“Adore you”

“You are the best ”

We as parents are eternally feeling blessed to have you as our child, who turns out to be our financial consultant๐Ÿ˜Š, counsellor๐Ÿ˜ƒ , critical analyst๐Ÿค“, etc., at the appropriate times !!

You are the best gift any parent can have.๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘‡

The best sis ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ‘‡

The best grand daughter !!๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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