A Photo a Week Challenge: Sunshine - It has been a while since I have participated in any of the challenges in this blogosphere. Every time I see an interesting challenge, I think to myself that I should participate! That’s when my everlasting procrastination takes over and before I know it the challenge has passed, and new ones take over! And it becomes a vicious cycle! However, today when I saw Cee’s post on the weekly photo challenge hosted by Nancy Merrill Photography, I knew I just… Continue Reading
Riverside Camping Haven - I am a nature lover who loves spending time in the woods, by the riverside, up on a mountain or by the beach. Living in Virginia, I have always admired the terrain and landscape of this state from the Coastal Plain (Tidewater), the Piedmont, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Valley and the Ridge, and the Appalachian Plateau. But that is not all that Virginia has to offer. With a sky full of bright stars, soothing sound of crickets chirping and the… Continue Reading
Kindness Challenge – Self Love! - Week 1 of the kindness challenge just passed by and I realized that I am yet to post about it. Not that I didn’t remember to post, just that I was trying to stall as much as I could. Somehow, writing about self-compassion or kindness to self seems impossible. If writing about it is so difficult, then imagine how difficult it would be to practice it. I almost said out aloud to Ms. Niki who runs the blog The Richness… Continue Reading
One Shade of Grey? - My sister shared this image on her Facebook account, it made me laugh out loud, giggle and chuckle all at once, that was until I read all the comments. The comments were mainly divided into 2 categories. One group was busy thrashing the Author E.L James for churning out ‘trash’ such as the 50 shades series and for successfully making millions off of it. The other group was busy thrashing the author of the meme for its feminist view. Made… Continue Reading
How Old Are You? -  “People grow old only by deserting their ideals, Macarthur had written. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your despair. In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage,… Continue Reading
Rent A Friend? - I recently happened to read an article in a magazine about a practice, that has developed few years back and is spreading quickly worldwide, termed “Rent A Friend”. As I read the article, I was shocked to learn the statistics on the number of people who were using the services of the said website. This website offers friends for rent worldwide. Not so long ago, friendship belonged to a dwindling list of desirable outcomes – including happiness, wisdom and good weather –… Continue Reading
Lighting Up With Lights! - I enjoy all posts by Megan of The Momhood, especially of the amazing photographs she shares. One post that I diligently follow is The Prompt Stomp. She comes up with absolutely brilliant prompts and also gives us a choice on the kind of post we wish to do. We can either post photos, or write a story or share an experience. This week she chose a very apt prompt: "Lights", considering the festive season, I wouldn’t blame her for choosing that prompt!… Continue Reading
3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge-Day 3 - Today marks the 3rd and final day of the 3 Days 3 Quotes challenge! I was tagged for this wonderful challenge by my good friend Anand who blogs over at Blabberwockying!  Go check out his amazing blog if you haven’t already done so. Since everyone here in US is getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, I thought it apt to choose this quote from Wale Ayeni to mark the occasion! “Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how… Continue Reading
3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge-Day 2 - Today is the 2nd day of the 3 Days 3 Quotes challenge. I was tagged by Anand, his blog Blabberwockying is a must visit, if you are not already following him, then I highly recommend you do! Today, I am choosing this brilliant quote from Walt Disney! “A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes” Walt Disney was one of those people who dared to dream. It was not just the fact that he dared to dream that had him… Continue Reading
3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge-Day 1 - The 3 Days 3 Quotes challenges have been making the rounds in the blogosphere for a few weeks now. It is very interesting to read some of the insightful quotes some of you have shared. I was tagged for the challenge by Anand of Blabberwockying. He needs no introduction at all, a favorite among all the bloggers and a very good friend to me. His blog is filled with amazing posts that surfeits pearls of wisdom, philosophy and spirituality. I… Continue Reading
My Very First NaNo! - The first time I heard about NaNoWriMo was in August this year when I took the Blogging 101 course and one of the participants had mentioned it. I looked it up and was amazed to read that NaNoWriMo is an annual event held every November when writers get together to write their novel within the month. As amazing as the concept seemed, I was sure it was something I could NEVER (note the bold caps, that’s how sure I was… Continue Reading
A Letter To The Person Who Changed My Life! - In response to Writing 101 Day 9 task "Today, write your post as a letter. Approach it in any way you'd like!" This letter is intended for you, I know I could have sent this to you by email, however I feel this is more for myself than it is for you. Perhaps, someday you will read this letter and understand my compulsion for writing this. Maybe you do not understand which most likely will be the case! As I said… Continue Reading
Creativity Is Not A Solitary Invention! - “Creativity is not a solitary invention but a collaborative creation.” Continue Reading
Rest On, Little Angel! - It's a gory image, but I will post all the same. I have tears streaming down my face and a lump in my throat! Continue Reading