A word, a smile, an advice, a gesture, a person, or a moment can be life-changing. I walked into an elementary school for orientation for mentoring on a weekday evening in 1996. The principal, Ms. D greeted me with a radiant smile. It started from her tummy, gathered momentum in her heart, and through herContinue reading “Precious words.”
I just realized that my last post was published on February the 10th! I have been having a great time in India with my nonagenarian mum and younger sisters since the beginning of this year. At first, I tried to post somewhat regularly. Then gave up as it meant spending precious time away from myContinue reading “A lovely memory!”
“Innocence is always unsuspicious.”Joseph Joubert Many moons ago, Daniel, my eight-year-old son’s best friend had come for a sleepover. The boys and our five-year-old daughter had a blast playing, laughing, and enjoying homemade, Indian food, Daniel’s favorite, for dinner. Then began the “sleepover” part of the evening for the boys and a sleepless night forContinue reading “A morning of innocence and assurances! “
“Technology alone is not enough.” Steve Jobs “As technology moves forward, it leaves some people behind.” Remarked my high-tech-savvy daughter, who makes all our technological devices work like magic! My daughter had suggested an URL to a senior friend, Nancy who wanted to book tickets for a show. Nancy was having a lot of troubleContinue reading “Woes of a Dinosaur”
Patient, calm, spiritual fall short to describe this amazing lady. Am I partial? – – Maybe. – – But, this lady, whom I am blessed to call my Aai (my mum) is patience personified. I have always admired my Aai’s infinite patience. Be it a household task, culinary adventure, or creative work like sewing, embroideryContinue reading “A colander or a cauldron?”
What happened when my son wrote just one item on his wish list….
When the decision comes from the heart….
Once again, I am witnessing the scene. This time in a fancy Italian restaurant. My mouth foaming with uncontrollable frustration, I mumble to my husband, “Oh, how I wish people had at least a grain of empathy.” ————— My mind goes back to my early childhood and an upsetting memory – – Our neighbor’s sonContinue reading “A little empathy goes a long way”
My mum’s answer when questioned by Shaila was…..
A sighting to remember….