Responding To An Invitation To Joy

 She invited me this morning: 'Come for a walk and experience the breeze''Tomorrow, perhaps? I've got a busy schedule today.' I responded.Mid-morning, she asked me to go to the window and look at the rain-soaked leaves.'Not now. I've got a post to write.' 'Spend ten minutes playing ball with Pablo?'she gently asked me this evening.'Not today. I've got to finish this article.'Every day she invites me and most often I turn her down.She's that voice in my head,That invitation to joyBut I keep refusing...more

So Damn Thirsty?

 First, the fish needs to say, “Something ain’t right about this Camel ride – And I’m Feeling so damn Thirsty.” - HafizOne simple line from Hafiz, but what imagery and such wisdom! How often we carry on doing something that just isn't right or natural for us, pretending that we're okay. We don't have the courage to say 'I'm feeling so damn thirsty.' and get off that stupid 'camel'....more

Patches For Beauty?

 Patches for beauty? What will they come up with next? I'm not sure whether you've seen the somewhat controversial viral video of the  Doves: Patches advertisement**.  Women were given a patch to wear that they are told by a Dove representative would enhance their beauty if they wore it. They were asked to come back and report on how they felt. Watch what happens: ...more

Quite Quiet

It's only a few years ago that I realized I have always been an introvert and that for many years I pretended to be an extrovert. And now that I know this, I've begun to get comfortable with being quiet. In fact, I long for quiet.    Have you noticed how...more

Encouraging Quotes For Various Ocassions

Our experience of life will tell us that encouragement is truly the oxygen of the soul! I decided to put together some of the quotes I've come across over the years that I found most encouraging.Encouraging Quotes  To Be YourselfBe daring, be different, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers... ~ Cecil Beaton...more

Back To Blogging Basics

I've written a post called 7 Reasons Why You Should Stop Blogging and read and agreed with  Vidya Sury's  7 Deadly Sins of Blogging....more

The Alphabet Is Fine

Today I start playing with the alphabet, again! Yes, I'm doing the April Blogging From A to Z Challenge for the second time. After our experience with the Challenge last year, I decided that I was doing it on Everyday Gyaan too besides on From 7Eight....more

More Memories, Less Perfection


More Writing From The Heart

 As I get set to write this I'm listening to Eva Cassidy sing 'True Colors' and loving it. What a song, what a voice, and what a woman! But it's the lyrics that get to me. '...more

My Blogging Mantra

 We bloggers can be a snobbish lot at times. I'm sure, that in the past I've acted a little holier-than-thou about not monetizing my blogs or being concerned about the number of readers/followers I have. Not any more. I have monetized my blogs. The way I see it is  what I earn on my blogs goes towards my costs for maintaining them and making them look more professional. And anything I earn beyond that is the icing on the cake....more
SabrinaBlogs Thanks. Both your goals are excellent and definitely require that little ...more