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International Friendship Day : Gifting Ideas for All Types of Friends

Hello people! Friendship Day is just around the corner, have you planned anything yet? Ah I know, most of us are either caught up in a busy life, or live away from one another in different cities. So while meeting up may not always be possible, we do hold those darlings close in our hearts. And as maturity catches up with us, we seldom speak up of how we love them, and miss them. Bygone are the teens when showering friends with gifts was more than just a norm. Friendship bands, greetings and chocolates were greatly exchanged and cherished.

But while meeting up physically may not always be possible, how about sending across tokens of love in form of gifts to those friends? The advent of e-commerce websites and subscription boxes has made it so easy to shop for gifts. I have a few gifting ideas for all types of buds, whether near or far. Read on to know!

For the Bibliophilic Friend :

The easiest yet the finest gift you can ever give a bibliophilic friend are books, or even better, go for book subscription boxes. There are a few really amazing book subscription boxes available in India, which not only curate the latest and best releases, but also include cool bookish merchandise with each box. If you’re on a high budget, go ahead and present a Kindle (in case she doesn’t already possess one). Or order a set of books for her from Amazon and send it across. Easy-peasy! An icing on the cake would be if you customize the gift. Try adding a fragrant candle, or some quirky stationery along with the set of books, check the option of gift-wrap while checking out on amazon, and send it. She will love the whole of it, and I repeat, nothing makes better gifts than books! Read more

Monday Moods : Why You Should Spend Some Time With Yourself - The Essence of Me-Time

Monday Moods : Why You Should Spend Some Time With Yourself – The Essence of Me-Time

Have you ever wondered
At the bliss of solitude?
To be speaking to your own mind,
And listening to your soul?
When the city sleeps,
And downpour drenches the concrete,
I knock my heart awake
And hear its words through the beat…

As bewitching as the wonders of the world,
Is the moment when my own bond,
The heart, mind and soul –
Entwined together in a connection so electric,
That pierces my very being –
Unfolding desires from deep within,
And transpiring a moment of truth,
As a profound experience burns through…

Hi everyone! Hope you’re doing good on a Monday. It’s quite some time that I posted something in Monday Moods, you can blame it on the busy weeks that I’ve been through. I have been looking forward to share this with you – the power of solitude. As much as we may be called social animals, a serene moment of solitude can sometimes be pure bliss. 🙂

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Ten Ideas To Pamper Your Mom Every Once In A While

Hi everyone! This post could have meant specifically something for Mother’s Day. Most things in this post do actually imply that. Except that it’s not. 🙂 How about a little something for your mother every once in a while? Her children are her priorities, and so should be she for us. Most of us are caught up in the whirlwind of establishing our careers, doing every possible thing and dedicating a major part of our waking hours towards that. But what when we realize that our goals are no less important to our mothers as well? The realization is huge. They are pillars of strength on which we build our well-being and future. We want to achieve success to make her feel proud. We do understand her need of feeling happy too. And we want to show her love. But how often are we able to do that?

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I am a daughter too and feel no different from you. But I do have few simple ideas to pamper the most special lady of our lives. You don’t need a special occasion to put these into practice. All you need is a little time and space. These are what you could do for her whenever you feel like! 🙂 Read more

The Power of Apology

Monday Moods : The Power Of Apology

Hi everyone! Hope you had a good start to the week. 🙂 I have been pondering for a while on the three magic words that school taught us back in childhood – Please, Thank you and Sorry. These were what we practiced all our childhood, or you can say, until we faced the real world. To me, this was more or less like a value-system imbibed deep in me. If we could delve deeper, we would realize these are not mere words. These are pretty powerful ways of communication – powerful not in a dominant way, but rather reflection of decency and politeness.

While it holds true that we seldom say a “Thank You” to the ones pretty close to our heart, an occasional expression of Gesture could always bring a smile on their face. Now isn’t that valuable enough? “Please“, on the other hand makes its way through to most of our daily bustle quite frequently. It is only apology, expressed universally in 5 syllables of “sorry”, that is shrouded by the veil of ego which rarely finds a place in our conversations. This is more common in our personal lives, because most of us are sensible enough to use it to our convenience in our professional lives.

What’s in a sorry after all?

We all are different, and none is like the other. It’s the difference that binds the world in a nutshell. I have often noticed that miscommunication paves the way for misunderstanding, leading to a disgruntled self and hoards of frustration. While some of us are extremely capable of deftly handling such situations, some can only barely manage it. To me, the best way out is to let go and forget. This is important for our own inner peace which is disturbed with ongoing internal conflicts among various emotions.

The Power of Apology
The Power of Apology

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Monday Moods : The Time That Was

Monday Moods : The Time That Was

Hey everyone! Quite some time since I last posted on Monday Moods. Hope you all are having a great start to the week, and Monday has got you geared up for the rest of the days. 🙂

I was wondering the other day how most of us are often complaining about the shortage of time. I’ll confess here, I do so too. At times I fret over time-management, while on others I comfortably club all my activities within the waking hours. To me, the one of worst feelings one can have in a lifetime is that of regret. Mostly we repent over the decisions taken wrong, and many times the consequences of decisions lead us to spend our precious time wrong. And the bitter truth of life is, time cannot be reverted. That’s the regret we all have at some point of life or other. Time spent wisely can be a source of happiness and contentment, while the time whiled away can only breed remorse in future…

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to celebrate your family – your parents, spouse and children. They are the ones who we spend most of our lives with, and there’s where the risk lies. The risk where we unknowingly take them for granted. The risk of a future regret. Usually when we seek relaxation after a tired day, we immerse ourselves in our smart devices, in the highly illusive digital world. It is addictive and alluring, and we often overlook the charm of sitting down with our family and have a wholehearted talk. Till date, my fondest memories are of those summer evenings when our family would sit together and laugh and talk, oblivious of the hours that passed. Well I have penned down a poem on the magnificence of time. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

Monday Moods : The Time That Was
Monday Moods : The Time That Was

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