Hello everyone.. I am taking this opportunity to share the new of the start of my travel company called WanderAnts, which will provide its client with customised packages and end to end travel experience.. We are based out of Mumbai.. So, dont forget to get in touch with us to plan your next holiday! We will be happy and delighted to help you all!
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Have a great week!
100! Yippee! I have written more than 100 posts but under the subject of “A Day to Life Post” just completed 100 posts.. Yay!
I just want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween and an amazing weekend.
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Happy Halloween once again all! 🙂
This entire week has been crazy.. My niece and her parents (my brother and his wife) have moved to their own house 2 days back and so has Ganeshji. Yes, since most of us know we here in Mumbai are celebrating the most loved festival, Ganesh Chathurthi that started from September 17 and it’s still going on. It is a festival celebrated in the honour of elephant God, Ganesha. During this time, we bring idols of Ganesha at home and worship Him. My family has been celebrating this festival for around 15 years now, and this year was way too special to us due to Shaira. At my place we bring Him for 5 days, and then on the 5th day immerse Him in the sea. The festival goes on for 11 days. All over Mumbai people have Him for different days, some might keep for 1 and a half day or 3 days or 5 days or 7days and finally for 11days. This time we had more guests than the previous year, which was amazing.. They all came to seek His blessings.
Lord Ganesha is considered as the God of power and wisdom. There are various stories associated that show how cleverly and coolly he used to deal with complicated matters.
We brought Him home on the 16th night, and on 21st was the immersion. These 5 days were filled with awesome food, lots of guests, fun, laughter, sweets and not to forget feeling blessed.
Since couple of years in Mumbai, we have now started having these artificial ponds, which are eco friendly and do not harm any marine life. Such ponds are ideal for idols that are brought at home because these idols are small, maybe not more than 3-4 feet. Our idol was 2.5 feet this year. The big idols, like 10 feet have to immerse them in the sea. But still these ponds have been a blessing, we have been going there since 3 years now, it’s hassle free, best part is that we know we aren’t hearing the marine life. I remember one year when we used to go to the beach to immerse the idol, there were way too many idols that were on the shore of the sea, and in a devastated state. Some didnt have hands, or head or a leg. It was really sad to see them in this state. We worship Him for so many days and in the end to see them like this was way too upsetting. So now we prefer the artificial ponds.
This year our idol was of red in colour and lots of diamond, pearl and coloured stones work. We offer Him food, fruits and sweets. Even the guests coming to seek His blessing offer either fruits or sweets or money. I would get fresh flower garland everyday. I am just sharing few pictures of Ganesha.
These pictures were clicked on my phone, hope it’s clear enough. Thank you all!
Aren’t kids adorable and precious! My brother and his wife were blessed with a beautiful little angel in the month of June of this year. In another 5 days she will complete 3 months. It’s been a week since we all are living in the same house, and I have to say that these are the best days of my life.. She loves to talk, not that she can but she keeps making baby noises, looks at you, smiles, pulls my hair and everything that a 3 month old baby does.. And it is the best feeling in this world. To be around her 24 hours and see getting naughty slowly it’s just amazing. How our day pass, we have no clue. I love her way too much.. God Bless You Shaira!
For today there’s a small poem that I wanted to share with you all..
Sometimes memories made her laugh her heart out,
And drew the widest smile on her face..
And she relived all her precious moments again..
Sometimes she just wanted to run back to that time,
Where everything felt like a perfect fairytale..
But other times tore her open,
And left her in pieces..
Which were hard for her to join back again..
July is already here, cant believe 6 months of 2015 have already passed. There’s just a small poem that is running in my head and thought of sharing it with you all.. It’s just something I feel everyday..
Sometimes I am happy sometimes I weep,
But a new day breaks after a dark night’s sleep.
What you & I sow is what we shall reap,
The finale is with the earthly creep.
It doesn’t matter how hard life can get,
What matters is I will win in the end.
Because that’s a promise I made to myself.
If you love something, love it completely,
But most importantly, show it.
Because something that is there one day,
It might not be the next.
Never take that for granted.
So, say what you need to say,
Then say a little more,
Say too much,
Show too much,
And love too much.
Because that’s a promise I made to myself.
Wishing everyone an amazing week and a great weekend well in advance. 🙂
“Why do all good things come to an end?
Come to an end, come to an,
Why do all good things come to an end?”.
These are the only lines running in my head. I dont want such a beautiful trip to come to an end. I dont wanna say goodbye to myself. Its been 5 weeks and it feels as if I have found myself, finally! I feel so energised, I feel like a whirlpool and a power house which is packed with way too much of energy. I still have few more days before all this gets over, before I come back to my life back at home, but trust me I would rather prefer this life than the one back at home. Few more days of this trip, or maybe I might just end up extending the trip again. 🙂
The person whom I met plans to extend the trip too, so you never know, I might just end up staying for more days. I like it away from home, away from all the confusion, away from all the stress, away from all the clutter, from the mess up, it’s like out of sight out of mind. Life is way too messed up, well who’s life isn’t. This person hasn’t asked me anything about my past, this person doesn’t wanna know how messed up my life is, this person just wants to see me happy, this person has also started chanting with me.. How amazing is that!
I want to share a picture that I wake up to seeing every morning and chant looking at.
This is what I wake up to every morning and chant, so who would want to go back. Not me! Life has never been so amazing, peaceful and I have never been so happy.
Have an amazing weekend everyone!
My silence is not my weakness.. It’s the beginning of my strength and it simply means that I dont find somethings important anymore.
This line has been running in my head since more than a week now. Doesn’t it give one a sense of achievement that finally you are not bothered with what people do? It does to me and it has only been possible because of my chanting.
Lately, I found myself being taken granted all over again by a person who was and is close to me. For me, after what I have gone through these 2 and a half years, it felt like deja vu and I am sure for all it’s not a great feeling at all. This person has always taken me for granted for the past 2 and a half years, and two weeks back it was the same. Why is it that when you have someone or something, we forget to value and appreciate them or it? It’s only when faith decides to take it away is when we realise it’s importance. I have asked this question way too many on my previous posts and trust me I always fail to get answers.
This time when I was taken granted for I simply did not allow it to affect me in anyway, I plan to move on. Move on to a better life, I realised that sitting and thinking about all these things is not going to give me anything, it’s better to not let this thing bother me at all. Which is not easy, but it is not impossible. It’s all about your dignity and self respect and no one else is responsible for it but we ourselves.
On March 1, I attended a study training course which was held by SGI Study Department Chief, who visited India from Japan, it was the first time that something like was held in Mumbai. The course was attended by 2500 leaders and I was one of them, including around 500 outstation guests from South and other cities of West India. From Mumbai we were around 2050 leaders, which was amazing. After listening to the study chief talk in Japanese, my friend and I decided to learn Japanese. I thought it would become easier to understand and feel more connected to the practice because Nichiren Daishonin was born in Japan. I am really looking forward to learn a new language, since I also plan to visit Japan soon. 🙂
Well that’s all for now. Will write soon! 🙂
Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Belated Happy Women’s Day to all the wonderful ladies! 🙂