My Sweet Nothings

All that linger in my mind …


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Nurturing Thursday : Anything #MyFriendAlexa

Happy to join Nurt Thurs – Anything with this post …..

When you make some efforts, there are chances for getting failed. But learning the lesson from the failure is more important. He who has never failed means he has never taken risks. Try, Fail, Risk, Succeed ……

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Nurturing Thursday : Tenants #MyFriendAlexa

Happy to join Nurt Thurs – Tenants with this post …..

 

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Thought provoking quote. It speaks about our life. This is needed now and then to remind us to live in present and celebrate our life since it has an expiry date.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

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“There are no walls at the edge of this universe…
absence of gravity is the limit of space existence.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Photo taken @ Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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3-Day Quote Challenge – Series 3 ( Buddha Teachings ) – Day 3

Oops ….It’s the last day of 3 Day Quote Challenge nominated by my friend sweet Ruchi. A tons of thanks and hugs to her. But I think there is no last day for sharing meaningful, inspirational and lovable quotes.On this day 3, I put forth a wonderful  positive quote   –

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This is one of my favorite quotes. Keep putting out good. It will come back to you tenfold in unexpected ways.

Be kind to other even if they are not to you, Keep spreading love even if you don’t get it back, Be helpful even if you have no one to help you, Do not change yourself according to others, Just remember one thing it is not between you and others it is always between you and the God.

Source : http://www.coolnsmart.com/karma_quotes/

Hope you enjoyed the quote. If you would like to take this challenge, feel free to join with me ….🙂🙂🙂 You can read the rules of this challenge here. Enjoy more quotes of this challenge at :

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Series 2 – Love is in the air

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3-Day Quote Challenge – Series 3 ( Buddha Teachings ) – Day 2

Thank you so much Ruchi Verma for considering me for this lovable challenge. Oh, it makes me happy and more happier everyday on sharing my favorite quotes. Today in day 2, I would like to share a simple but powerful quote –

Can you guess when were you happy for no reason in recent days??? Could not recollect, isn’t it? Some will say I will be happy if I am rich. I will be happy if I get a good job. I will be happy if I’m free from all debts. I will be happy if I get married. I will be happy if ……………………. Leave those if. Living in the present moment – celebrating life is happiness and it’s not waiting until after you get married, or have good job……or you get married …… and then another. There’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Happiness is the experience of living Life, fully in this moment and exploring all that this moment has to offer.

Happiness is a journey – not a destination. Each journey starts with a single step .. and continues one step at a time.

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3-Day Quote Challenge – Series 3 ( Buddha Teachings ) – Day 1

As I said earlier I love quotes very much. And so I love doing everything that makes me happy …..  doing several times. Thanks goes to Ruchie from forfoodiefamily for tagging me for this challenge. In her blog, she writes about her fondness for fun, food, family, functions & festivals. And I am sure, you can enjoy every bit of her writing.

The theme chosen for this series 3 – Buddha Teachings. Hope you will love them. I’m taking this challenge third time. First time, I was nominated by my sweet friend Anamika. Very much excited to take part second time in this challenge tagged by lovely friend Claire. Since quotes are my all time favorite, now it’s the third time ….. But with much more enthusiasm ….❤❤❤

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It’s one of my favorite quotes of Buddha. This is the cover photo of My Sweet Nothings fb page. I strongly believe “Mind makes a man”.

“Mind makes a Man”

Here comes the rules –

  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
  • Post one of your favorite quotes(different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own. Don’t forget to acknowledge the source.😛
  • Nominate fellow bloggers to challenge. ( little changed …😛 )

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Nurturing Thursday : Forward #MyFriendAlexa

Happy to join Nurt Thurs – Forward with this post …..

 

Loved this quote very much. Powerful quote in simple words. I needed this today.

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How To Stay Energetic At Your Office – #MyFriendAlexa

Workplaces should be happy places. We all love to enjoy our work and feel satisfied and challenging.When we are energetic and happier at work, we do better.

Nowadays, women have more responsibilities than earlier days. They have to maintain their family and have to earn for their family. Women are supposed to take care of all the family needs. But due to lack of time, they are not taking care of themselves. Only if a woman is healthy and happy that the family will also be healthy and happy. She should master the art of balancing her family and work life.

Follow these 10 simple life hacks to stay energetic in office.

1. Get Up Early

Getting up early will give you more time and energy. Start your day pleasantly by spending some time in your prayers, doing yoga, listening to music, having your cup of hot coffee and get refreshed. Plan your day with a to-do list and mark your priorities. This will help you finish your work on time with zero tension. Personal Tip: When I was working earlier, I had the policy of not bringing my college work home. This spared me a lot more quality family time. I would plan the next day’s cooking in the night itself and get up mostly at 4.30 am. After completing prayer and yoga, I would start cooking while listening to my favorite songs on radio. And I am proud that so far my son has not missed his school bus.

2. Don’t Skip Your Breakfast

Breakfast will provide you the necessary energy for the day. Skipping your breakfast may lead to ulcer problems. Homemade healthy breakfasts are always a better choice. Personal Tip: I usually have only homemade healthy breakfasts. I add fruit juices to my family members’ breakfasts. Milk is very essential for women as it provides Calcium. So I drink two cups of milk daily. Healthy snacks like peanut chikki, corn mixture are my choice.

3. Distance Matters

Distance is a crucial factor for working women. By planning, you can avoid the difficulty of wasting more time in travelling. You can shift your house nearer to your office. This will really help you mentally and physically. Personal Tip: When I got married, I was working in Kovilpatti and my husband was working in Tuticorin. We discussed and decided to settle in Kovilpatti so that I could avoid the burden of travelling. My husband used to travel one and half hours every day for his work. This improved our relationship a lot in the earlier days. I was grateful to him for his understanding.

4. Declutter Your Table

Pleasant ambience at your workplace will certainly help in your performance. Pleasant ambience mainly depends on your work table. Organized table will provide you more positive energy and more time for fruitful work. Smart work is always better than hard work. So declutter your table often and organize it properly. Personal Tip: I always had all necessary stationary at my table. Frequently, I would clear the table. I had separate folders and organizers to organize different documents.

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Gratitude Is Peace ….. #GratitudeCircleBlogHop #MyFriendAlexa

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Saying THANK YOU at the end of the day reminds me that I’m truly grateful beyond measures for being alive, healthy, happy and able to continue my life journey. It reminds me that I have been blessed with wonderful life filled with beauty and unconditional love of my son, my better half, family, friends and boundless possibilities greater than any struggle or challenge that I’ve ever faced.

Blogging has introduced me with many lovely friends. And I choose to feel grateful for them all. Highlights of my gratitude moments for August 2016 :

…… Proud to be a part of One Week Blogging Challenge – BarAThon organised by BlogARhythm ( BAR ) from August 1 to August 7, 2016. I represented Team Blue Lagoon headed by Shilpa Garg. And I feel very happy and proud to share with you that Team Blue Lagoon was the runner on that challenge.

….. Very much delighted that my blog has reached 1000 followers and still counting. Thanks to all my readers – new and old.

…… Not to mention how much ecited I would be on the day when my fifth article “Stay Energetic At Office” got published on Parentous website. Thanks Parentous Team Members.

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…… Celebrated Krishna Jeyanthi at my home. Festivals and Poojas help me to be rooted and to know myself better. It also help us to teach the values and richness of our traditions to our younger generations.

….. Recognition and appreciation for our hard efforts will sure be an encouragement to do more in future. Feeling happy that my hubby got promoted as Team Head – Talent Management. You really deserve this, my love.

….. Friends always support us for many causes. And this month I owe to Gaytri Aptekar for her kindness towards me in spite of her busy schedule. Thank you so much Gayu for your This Mom’s Life Guest Post.

 

And I am grateful that my Gratitude List grows exponentially every month …. Thank God for keeping me blessed always……

 

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A Letter To My Curious Teen – #PeriodPride #FridayReflections

My Love,

This letter is what I usually share with you during our chit chats. But the need as a letter – a piece of paper filled with love – is to be referred at times when your manhood raises to its peak. This letter would help you to be rooted onto the ground.

My boy, the first thing I want to tell you is no way you are superior to the other gender. You too have your best and worst. So be gentle in your relationships with the other gender as son. brother. friend, husband, father and father-in-law.

At the age of 10, some day, you asked me, “Why Amma you have not done pooja today?”. I replied you that I was tired. You accepted this with no further queries.

Another day, you enquired about a napkin advertisement in TV. I told you that it’s a kind of diaper used only by women. Not needed to mention that the discussion extended more than 15 minutes with series of questions and answers.

Kanna, you couldn’t stop yourself to get the details from me when one of your girl friends took one week leave for school. I told then she has grown up and she had age attended. Suddenly you shocked me with your question as “Amma, When will I get age attended???”. I said you will, my boy. But you didn’t extend the discussion further. So I thought I have to tell you many things. And the time has fast approached.

Now you have grown up and entered into your teens. Last week, you asked me with concern, “Amma, why are you so tired today? Do you need any help?”. And I’m proud that I have raised my son as a loving guy who respects womanhood. So this letter, my dear.

My curious teen, this is the right time to tell you that RED is not danger, but Red is divine. RED is not shame, but RED is fame. RED is not pity, but RED is pride. RED is not weakness, but RED is the power. RED is not waste, but RED is life. So celebrate RED.

” RED is not danger, but Red is divine. RED is not shame, but RED is fame. RED is not pity, but RED is pride. RED is not weakness, but RED is the power. RED is not waste, but RED is life. So celebrate RED “

Kanna, it’s my duty as a mom to teach you the values of womanhood, how to respect women, how to encourage and support them, grow with them and excel with them. I want to insist 5 important things to you :

  1. Woman is not a weaker sex. She don’t need your pity but she needs only your understanding.
  2. Woman have her mood swings. Don’t judge her but try to be with her at those tough times.
  3. Woman has different kinds of hormonal problems. So don’t ever compare one with the other woman.
  4. Man is always a part of Woman. So don’t ever try to exclude her by your words, actions and treatments. Your inclusion makes her more strong than you expect.
  5. Woman may face some sort of depression and loneliness at times. Support her with your love and affection.

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Try to remember the above quote when you feel some pressure in your marriage relationship. And when your ego as a male emerges, take a deep breath, pause, relax and read this letter. Then you will calm down for sure. Since this is the letter filled with love and love only.

Stay Humble; Stay Positive;

Stay Loved; Stay Happy;

With loads and loads of love,

Amma.

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