Happy Thanksgiving!

People celebrate ‘Thanksgiving’ in so many different ways on several different days, such as ‘Pongal’ in South India to greeting and sharing with the natives by the pilgrims in North America. For us,  since the past 13 years, this has been a moment to offer a special prayer and thanks to all who made and…

Rest In Peace, Dearest Gentle Friend

Though I am not new to receiving news of dearly departed, though I have lost grandparents from both sides with whom I made fond memories, nothing felt more like a rip in my heart than the news I received this morning. A friend, a gentlest soul, who evokes memory of  manly-mirthful giggles, beautiful smile that comes…

This Week’s Inspiration

….you might have heard the song: “It’s love, it’s love, it’s love that makes the world go around”…..With schools closing in the last week of June, children on side-walks is a common sight in my neighbourhood- be it morning, noon or evening. Every evening while walking back from the bus stop, I always enjoy the…

Mr. President, Bring Them Home!

Published: July 9, 2013 at 6:55 AM WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama, in tough talks with Hamid Karzai, may speed up U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and leave none behind, officials said. The New York Times, quoting U.S. and European officials, reported talks with the Afghan president are frustrating Obama and as a result, the U.S….

Have You Said ‘Yes’ When You Really Wanted To Say ‘No’?

Guilty, guilty, guilty….I have lost count of the many times when I have lacked courage and took the easy way out and later suffered miserably. I’ve been hurt by so many experiences from just not having said ‘No’…simple 2 letter word that caused me so much grief just by lack of it. This has happened…

2 Birds In Hand, 3 On Tree

My son is just poised to make the first important decision in his adult life. He applied to 6 med-schools, all south of the border, for his next step in education.  With God’s abundant blessing he has received admissions-letters from 2 med-schools, awaiting response from 3 more and handled 1 rejection all with grace that…

Observing Earth Day

As in 2011 and 2012, I very much wanted to observe Earth Day by powering down my entire house for an hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm our time. But my son was home this weekend and was busy with his exam-prep. I offered to keep the ‘power-on’ for today so he could continue with his…

27Days, 27Weeks, 27Months

……first of all a BIG thanks to MM who was kind enough to pass on Peter’s details to me in Jan of this year. Peter is a gentle giant of a sort who helps people in need and lives about 45 minutes away from my house. My son and I visited with him last Monday,…

To JK & KR:Belated Wedding Anniversary Wishes

Your anniversary marks the day When you both said “I do.” The two of you became as one, A marriage bright and new. Now time has passed; your love is strong; You passed the early test. Your tender bond grows with passing time; Your marriage is the kind that’s best! Even though this message comes…