In the winter I wrote a post about how looking at the barren trees in the winter time always gave me hope. That even though things are bleak now, they will get better soon. I asked you to keep the faith. And today I wanted to show you the proof of that! These are the … Continue reading I promised you hope! And here you go…
Barren. Gloomy. Brown. Almost dead. That's how the trees in the winter look, don't they? I don't know about you, but 8 years ago, I saw them for the first time, and frankly, just wanted to run from them like hell! I missed my tropical green...:( I first arrived in Europe in the fall. And in … Continue reading When life gets you down, this is why you should think about the trees in winter
Ever been in gut-wrenching pain, that made your face all crinkly? Ever tried to move your body parts, and have it refuse to listen, like a broken toy? Ever gave your full energy to conduct a simple everyday habit, and failed miserably? No? Lucky, lucky, you! And pray till kingdom comes, that you never know … Continue reading When pain knocked me out, and I woke up to some harsh truths
A few days ago, I had this tune in my head. I just couldn't remember the song though. You know that feeling when you know that you know the lyrics of a song, but all that comes to your head is the tune? So annoying! Anyway, so I was constantly humming this tune, hoping that … Continue reading Have you noticed the 2-minute relationships in your life?
I know that I am not perfect, but yet I am. In my own way. There is just one me. And thus only one perfect. Who am I? That changes each moment. I am not who I was this morning, because I have grown, physically and mentally and spiritually, since then. And what I am … Continue reading I am enough
As Alex and I were doing up our new apartment, we put up all the books in our existing bookcase. And because we didn't want to get another display shelf to put our little knickknacks and collectibles, we just put them all in the bookcase together. After it was all done, I stood back and … Continue reading Cluttered bookcase, or more? Look a little deeper.
Life is a roller coaster. Sometimes things are at a high, sometimes they come crashing down. Sometimes there is joy, exuberance, joy, laughter. Sometimes there is despair, tears, and things fall apart. As the French sigh and say reflectively, c'est la vie. Why then, are you so open and proud of all the good things … Continue reading Enough with the fear. Time to show all your colors 🙂
In a consumer world, we encounter many different kinds of salepersons in stores. A few days ago, I met 2 extreme kinds. I had to get some printing and binding done in Aachen, so I went to a shop called Face, known for special printing. They said they couldn't deliver exactly what I wanted, just … Continue reading Kindness, even from strangers, can make everything bright 🙂
They say Virgos are perfectionists. As someone of that sun sign, I had no trouble believing that about myself from an early age! I tried to maintain very high standards of both quality and quantity of work, pushed myself constantly to achieve those standards, and I was actually very proud about that! In interviews, when … Continue reading Why and how, even being a perfectionist, I gave up on perfection
Growing up in a tropical country like India, and then living in the desert country of Dubai, the sun and heat was the norm for me, and also a reason to complain. It was always too hot and I never appreciated the value of it. And then I came to Europe in the fall of … Continue reading Here comes the sun 🙂