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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Three Things You Are Thankful For Improving Your Mood!!!








When my mood is off my face looks like a pumpkin. 

If you look closer,
U will find the invisible tracks of my tears........
But no smile my dear.

It is normal for everyone to be in bad mood at times. But bad part is we make those around us feel bad too. There is no reason for others to swing along with our bad moods. 

So we should learn the art of not making others around us victim of our bad mood. Our bad mood will run its course most of the times. And it will pass out of our mind easily. It depends upon individual how much time they take to come out of this situation.

Three things I am thankful for improving my mood are


Personal, Family Photos And Videos

This will definitely bring smile back on most of us. Whenever I see my family albums and videos, it definitely makes me smile. It works as a "Time Machine" and takes me to the time I want. I get lost in a movie where I am the lead actor. It starts reflecting everything that happened in my life, some good things and some bad things, things that I have achieved and things that I have lost. 

It helps me in letting go and overcoming my bad mood. I talk to myself and things really changes. It gives me a new purpose, new meaning and helps me in forgetting my bad mood. I really feel better and it improves my mood.

Chocolates And Music And Tears

What a deadly combination. I love chocolates, but not all of them. Dairy milk is my favorite, and when I am upset I eat lot of them. Good music is a mood booster no doubt. I have created an album of my favorite sad songs. I have recorded some of my favorite songs in my own voice. 

Now whenever I am upset I play that album and start eating chocolate and sometimes tears automatically starts rolling down my cheeks. And with all the tears my bad mood also gets lost.

Mom And Me 

Talking to my mom gives me peace and sometimes solutions to my problem. She understands me very well.  Sometimes when my mood is off, I call my mom and have "mom and me time". 

She is a social network that works without internet. We talk for hours. She gives me information about so many people that I forget about myself in that moment of time.

Talking to her makes me forget my bad mood and when I cut the phone, I am definitely relaxed and it lifts my mood up.


I am writing this post for #ThankfulThursdays




Friday, 16 June 2017

SuperHeroes


Do you think all dads are superheroes?






Parenting is not an easy task. Being a parent is like being a superhero many times.

In my opinion a superhero dad is someone who may or may not participate in all the daily activities of the kid but still he is more connected and concerned about them.

Most of the dad's are not good in showing emotions.

Some dads will never tell his kids about his feelings but you can tell easily how much he loves his kids by understanding and realizing the small things that he does for them.

It’s not always the nappy change thing or feeding the kids or making them study that matters. We should not always measure the noticeable thing that a dad does for his kids. 

In my opinion there are so many invisible things that dads do which make them a real superhero or I think we should call them "invisible superheroes".

Generally mothers do most of the work of her baby that is physical, and visible to everyone. But the work that a dad does, since it is not visible to us nobody notices it and most of the time he does not gets the credit. His actions are seldom talked about.

Mothers always wish the dads could take care of their babies like she does. I think what a dad does is beyond that which makes him a superhero in real sense.

I still remember when I was a kid and get fever, I would say my mom, please call papa from office. I believed that like a superhero he will come and save me from my illness.

Sometimes you will think dad is not helping his kids and is kind of rude. But later you realize that his action was to make the kid more strong, rough and tough. Sometimes he will not hold his kid's hands when he is into some problem, but when he offers a few words of advice it creates miracle.

Everybody is not good at everything. If you feel that dad is not helping you in some baby work, there is no need to feel sad about it thinking he is not a super hero or super dad. Everyone has some talents where he is good at. 

You can always take help from him in so many other ways, where he is good at and make him a real superhero. Yes, a mom can make the dad a superhero by understanding his potentials and ignoring his shortcomings.

So let's be real and harness each other's true potential. Bring your strength to supplement his area of weakness.

When I asked my daughter what all qualities she wants in his superhero dad, she said she wants "six packs".

And my little one said he wanted his superhero dad to "fly" taking him on his back.

I couldn't control my laughter………........


I am writing this post for #Mondaymommymoments or #MMM

Sunday, 11 June 2017

I Am happy When.....

Have you ever thought what an empty lunch box can give?




Happiness can be found in little things that surrounds us. Simple things can bring big smile on our faces. There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

My world revolves around my kids. And my thoughts revolve around what food to prepare for them so that they enjoy it and finish it fast.  I know it is going to sound awkward for few of you, but I am happy when "I take out empty lunch boxes from my kids' school bag after they come from school". Empty lunch boxes gives me happiness.

Yes, very true, I am happy when my kids finish their meals without any hassles. It brings big smile on my face. It gives me great satisfaction that they ate something healthy which gave them some energy to work hard in the school.

It's kind of mission accomplished thing for me. My kids are fussy eaters. It is very stressful to throw out uneaten food for me. If it is some dry food item which can still be eaten, then I make them finish it first, before giving them new food again. Sometimes it becomes really hard to handle this.

I think it's a dream of every mom that their kids eat well without any hassles. And it's not that fussy eater's mom's don't try hard. We try hard and of course we try giving them every kind of food. And what I believe is, not every habit can be changed. It can be improved up to some extent only.

So you are lucky if your kid eats properly. It's not always your effort that pays. Some kids eat properly by themselves. I have applied so many tricks to prevent mealtime hassles. But it doesn't work always.

For me, it takes less time to cook food than to make my kids finish their food.

We try eating together at home so that I can praise them when they are eating really well and fast. 

Some kids are slow eaters and some are fast eaters. My elder one eats very slow that sometimes I have to say, your breakfast will become lunch if you keep eating at this speed.

Getting my kids eat vegetables requires begging, threats, lecture and lots of tactics.

Sometimes we have to resort to the tricks like - no desert after the food or no other food for few hours etc.

So, I am really happy when my kids' finish their food that I prepare for them without any of the above kind of fights. If they finish their meals properly then it gives me a feeling that my work for the day really got finished. It gives me a mission accomplished feeling and a feeling of victory. On the other hand, I feel frustrated and annoyed, if I have to face mealtime hassles. And when mom is happy, whole house becomes happy automatically. 

So, empty lunch boxes and hassle free mealtime's gives me happiness in true sense.




 ‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’




Sunday, 28 May 2017

My Secret Superpower

Let It Go

Close your eyes, clear your heart, smile and let it go.
We shouldn’t over think, just let it go. My peace is more important.

This is my secret superpower that I have and I am still trying to improve it.



I am very good at analyzing the behavior of the people around me.

My secret super power tries to understand the reason for people behaving in a particular way.

            

Whenever there is any kind of clash between me and people close to me, I just let it go. I forgive them not because they deserve my forgiveness but because I feel for them and try to understand the situation or condition or problem with them that made them behave in such a way. I try to analyze the reasons that made them behave in such a way. What might be the deeper issues triggering those reactions in them. In this way it doesn’t hurt much and I become normal very fast, after the misunderstanding created.


I believe that it is the situation around us that makes us behave in a particular way and the circumstances makes us the person that we are. And if we don't get proper guidance and support at the right moment then we develop some bad qualities .

People who appear to be mean or hurtful, usually they don’t do it intentionally. It’s the side effect of some situation or event that happened to them in the past. But, yes, there are always exceptions to this.

In my opinion, "let it go" is something which can help in building strong relationships.

What I believe is, if there is some kind of fight between two people in any relationship, before coming to the conclusion if we consider and analyze the situation or circumstances around them that made them behave in that particular way then relationship can move in good direction.

Sometimes we have some difference of opinion with our dear ones on few things. What I realize is, most of the times, no one is wrong, all of us are correct at our own place. It’s just that priorities and circumstances are different for different people. So instead of having an argument with them, we should start listening to them which could make our relationships more strong. So, here let it go means understanding everyone's situation of having a different opinion and let go the resentment.

I don't take time in saying "sorry" to people who are important to me because my peace is more important to me than anything else. We can become more efficient in this by making our heart and brain more in sync.

Anger is a natural reaction. All of us get angry from time to time. But while anger might be inevitable, the way we express it is not. Holding on to anger for a long time will mature into bitterness. If we don't sort it out soon it can become corrosive for our relationship.

Sometimes when we have an argument with our partner and there is an exchange of harsh words, just try to understand the reason for them behaving in such a manner. We shouldn’t keep the bitterness in our heart. Let go the bitterness as fast as possible. We should become the silence breaker after the fight. We should make the first move and say "sorry" or "I love you" or "it’s OK" or whatever we wish and watch the other person melt.

I believe the one who takes the first step is the real winner in the fight.

So, let go of bitterness, let go of argument, let go of grudge, let go of sourness, let go of anger, let go of grievance, let go of resentment, let go of hatred, let go off ego and let there be only love, peace and happiness.




 ‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’




Sunday, 21 May 2017

Origami Domino

Origami Domino 

One of the best activities to engage kids of all age groups




Summer vacation starts and all the parents start looking for activities that would engage their kids for a long time. We don't want our kids glued to the TV watching cartoon channels whole day. Children want a new toy every day, and after playing for some time, they will throw it somewhere, and again ask for a new toy. All of us know how difficult it is to engage kids in good activities.

Domino experiment is a great way to introduce the concept of speed and chain reaction. It can also be used to explore cause and effect, energy and motion.

Domino effect means that when we make a change to one behavior it will start a chain of reaction and cause a change in related behaviors as well. We can explain this to our child.

We can start the domino experiment with origami domino. Later we can buy domino blocks for the kids if we want.

It is very easy to make origami domino. We just need any piece of paper. We need to cut the paper into squares of same size and fold it, as shown in the video below. Please go through the video to see how to make the dominoes and experiment the domino effect.



Some advantages of engaging kids in origami domino experiment are:

Teaching kids to "Play By Themselves" 

Once kids will get interested in making origami domino, they will start making paper dominoes on their own and learn to play and organize by themselves. Sometimes playing alone is important for kids.

I saw my kids getting so much excited for making more and more dominoes. They were making dominoes whenever they were free. They wanted to make as many dominoes as possible, so that the experiment looked really beautiful. 

Great Toy for kids who don't play with toys

Once they develop their interest in dominoes, it is the best toy and activity, especially for kids who don't play with toys.


A video to make origami domino and show the domino effect experiment

Parents can participate in this activity with their kids 

We as a parent can perform this experiment with our kids. We can explain them the concept of chain reaction. We can even help them in understanding how can this concept help in real life as well. How our behaviors are tied to one another. One good habit leads to another good habit. Domino effect holds for negative habits as well. One bad habit leads to another bad habit.

One of the "Best kids' Activity"

I found it as one of the best kids' activity, to engage our kids for a long time. This activity also helps them in understanding the concept of chain reaction, energy, motion, cause and effect etc.

Group activity

This activity can also be done in a group. So kids can make origami dominoes of different sizes and play together with friends in a group.

Creativity, Imagination and Curiosity

This origami domino experiment can help in developing kid's creativity, imagination and curiosity. Kids can create a number of patterns with the dominoes. They can make domino patterns of different sizes. Colorful patterns can also be made.

Best out of waste

We can start this activity with any waste paper. Waste pages of previous year notebooks can be used to make origami dominoes. Later, we can use colored origami paper if we want.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Language Of Love

Mind Your Language - Language Of Love


Language changes every 10 miles we go. India's language and literature is one of the richest in the world. There is a strong force of integration in spite of the linguistic diversities.  The variation in the language in the different region sometimes encourage the tendencies of regionalism.

I speak Hindi and English but the language that is close to my heart is the language of love. It does not require any words to speak. It does not have any vocabulary. It does not have any region or boundaries. Here action rather than words are used to show and receive love. It is truly said that actions speak louder than words.

It is not possible for anyone to learn and understand all the languages of the world. But for understanding and showing love we don't need to learn any language. It comes from our heart. 

When a child is born, he doesn't know any language. It is the mother's love for the child that makes the mother understand each and every requirement of the child, without the child even talking to his mother. It is the mother's love for her child that makes the mother understand her child so well.

We don't always need a language to convey things to others. Common courtesy and politeness may seem to be small gestures but these small gestures make a big difference to the quality of relationships. So it needs to be followed by each and everyone in the society. And it doesn't require us to learn all the languages of the world. 

One of the best ways to create our life happier is to make other people happier. In the long run we are treated by others as we treat them.

There are many acts that come under the language of love. Power of smile is great. Smiling at others can brighten up their day. Smiling is an action of love. It is one of the priceless gifts that we can ever gift to anyone. When we go outside our country, getting a smile even from a stranger makes us comfortable at the new place.

Holding the door open for a few extra seconds. It does not take much of our effort but it can put a smile on someone's face.

Some of the others language of love can be offering our seat to elderly people, helping people in trouble, spending quality time with our loved ones, hug in the time of crisis, kiss for our loved ones, tender touch, holding hands , giving gifts etc.

We need to learn some common language to communicate and speak to others. But we don't need any language to show our love and respect to others.

These acts of kindness and love does not have the boundary of any language. This is the language of love which unites all of us together.

 ‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Accessory!!!

My little one was getting worried about a scar on her hand. She was telling me, mummy it is looking so dirty on my hand. In order to make her feel nice i said, no baby it is looking nice. She replied immediately "O Mummy" do you think it's an accessory that is supposed to look nice. I was shocked by her answer and realized how fast these little ones grow. These are the moments in your life when you wish you could stop time.