10 Gratitude Tips

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Another month rolls around and it's time for our Gratitude Circle post.I'm recalling all I'm grateful for this month:...more
bhbner2him Oh I love that hymn! And I totally agree with you!more

Make Your Bed Day?

 Make Your Bed Day? Oh yes, today is apparently Make Your Bed Day. Now, don't get any ideas! This is not about you making your bed and lying in it. No, no! It's about the habit of making your bed every morning as a way to start the day off right....more

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Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, L'Wren Scott and closer home, Jiah Khan, Anuradha Bali alias Fiza, ...more

Personal Space Invaders

Indians are said to have a different concept of personal space when travelling by public transport - only because of the sheer size of our population. However, when it comes to interacting with people on a one-to-one basis, we're pretty 'normal' and expect people to respect our personal space. As you are aware the concept of personal space differs from culture to culture, so I'm not sure whether our elevator etiquette quite matches international standards!...more
LilyLeung I'm guessing too that it's an Asian think. But it's funny how we can be so diffident ...more

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