Bitten By Doggy Love

I am missing CoCo so very much! Last Tuesday evening, coming back from work I knew she was gone even as I neared my home. I entered to utter silence, no yippy-yaps, no happy dance at the door, no excited pee-accidents, no licking at my toes and above all no CoCo looking at me soulfully….

What a blessing she was!

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Happy 21st Birthday To My Son

Darling, I’ve been so very blessed to have you in my life. All through the various turbulent changes in your very early, formative years you were my greatest inspiration and motivation. The absolute trust you had and still have in me is so very humbling, my son. From the shy, cute kid who would hold on to my dress to the young and dashing man who hugs me close to your shoulders, you have stood tall and strong by my side. Every step of the way these twelve years you have demonstrated great passion and determination for your goals. You are a man now, my son, go out, conquer your dreams and make/LIVE your life in the way you want but  always without compromising your soul, my darling son! And always remember that your amma will be by your side cheering, goading, laughing, crying, smiling, clapping, wishing.praying for you.

Here is wishing that you achieve all your goals and get all the blessings that you deserve and much more in the years to come, my darling son!

Memo From Your Child

Memo from Your Child: Parenting Poems ~Author Unknown~

1. Don’t spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not have all that I ask for, I’m only testing you.

2. Don’t be afraid to be firm with me, I prefer it. It makes me feel more secure.

3. Don’t let me form bad habits, I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.

4. Don’t make me feel smaller than I am, It only makes me behave stupidly big.

5. Don’t correct me in front of people if you can help it.

6. Don’t make me feel that my mistakes are sins, it upsets my set of values.

7. Don’t be upset when I say “I hate you”, it’s not you I hate, but your power to hinder.

8. Don’t protect me from consequences, I need to learn the painful way sometimes.  (emphasis mine)

9. Don’t nag, if you do I will need to protect myself by appearing deaf.

10. Don’t make rash promises, remember I feel badly let down when promises are broken.

11. Don’t tax my honesty too much, I am easily frightened into telling lies.

12. Don’t be inconsistent, that completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.

13. Don’t tell me my fears are silly, they are terribly real to me and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.

14. Don’t ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me to great a shock when I discover that you are neither.

15. Don’t forget that I can’t thrive without lots of love and understanding, but I don’t need to tell you that, do I?

Footnote: To the dearest friends of TDPP who are also caring and daring parents: when it seems more and more intolerable, just shake your fists and stomp your feet in your own room, but please, please hang in there. You are doing great, it is just a matter of few transitional days, hang in there dear friends, please don’t hate yourself or let go. Things will turn around and that is for sure!

80th Floor…

my Realestate agent and friend JA shares this…………….

There were 2 brothers who lived on the 80th floor of a building. On coming home from office one day, they realized to their dismay that the lifts were not working and that they had to climb the stairs home. After struggling to the 20th level, panting and tired, they decided to abandon their bags and come back for them the next day.

They left their bags on the 20th floor and climbed on…………

When they reached the 40th Floor level, they had gone sufficiently mad and irritated. The younger brother started to grumble and both of them began to quarrel. They continued to climb the flights of steps, quarreling all the way to the 60th floor.

They then realized that they had only 20 floors more to climb and decided to stop quarreling and continue climbing in peace. They silently climbed on and reached their home at long last. Each stood calmly before the door and waited for the other to open the door.

And then they realized that the keys were in the bags which they had left on 20th floor
This story is a reflection on our life and times. All of us climb the tall building called life……….some till all the 80 floors and some less. Many of us climb under the expectations of our companion.

Time to time these are our friends and parents till the 20th floor, then our spouse and our dear ones till the next level of the building. We seldom get to do the things that we really like and love and are under so much pressure and stress that by the age of 20, we get tired and decide to dump this load. Being free of the stress and pressure, we work enthusiastically and dream about ambitious wishes.

By the time we reach 40 years old, we start to lose our vision and dreams. We begin to feel unsatisfied and start to complain and criticize. We live life as a misery as we are never satisfied.

Reaching 60, we realize that we have little left for complaining anymore, and we begin to walk the final episode in peace and calmness. We think that there is nothing left to disappoint us, only to realize that we could not rest in peace because we have an unfulfilled dream……….a dream we abandoned 60 years ago. So what’s your dream…..?

Know your dreams and follow them so that you do not live with regrets. Help others and thank God.

Accept yourself…

Believe in yourself…
Like yourself…
Inside each of us are powers so strong, treasures so rich, and possibilities so endless, that to command them all to action would change the history of the world.

Celebrate Life……….

…………..so folks while you are busy doing this…….

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………..please also make time for and…………..