What’s Different This Thanksgiving?

Hello friends and fellow bloggers! To start with, let me wish one and all a very happy Thanksgiving. May God always bless us all with the feeling of expressing gratitude so that we can spread more and more happiness, satisfaction and values in this fast-changing world.

As we all know, the world over, this year has been tough; tough to the extent that our health, patience and monetary reliance have been tested to their extreme. This morning when I woke up, I started receiving messages of friends and well-wishers conveying gratitude on Thanksgiving. This made me think, “Is one day or one week enough for this thankfulness?” I mean, look at this year. How have our own errors, stubbornness and ungratefulness have treated us all year round. But then looking back also brought a smile to my face because of the angels that God sent for us to overcome or deal with the scary pandemic of COVID-19. These angels are all the frontline people working day in and day out to make our lives healthier putting their own lives at risk. These frontline warriors are our true heroes and I feel that this Thanksgiving should be dedicated to them. I also strongly feel that each and every day of this year was Thanksgiving because these corona warriors left no stone unturned to help this world sustain itself till date.

Globally, we have noticed healthcare workers, medical staff, police, street sweepers, cleaners, volunteers, ambulance guards and many more of such corona fighters who, without thinking of their own life even for a moment, simply jumped in to bring back smiles to millions. A heartfelt Thank You to all of them for keeping us safe and healthy amidst this global crisis. I feel a true Thanksgiving would be the one to express our gratitude for these heroes and sheroes of this modern world who proved that humanity is still alive.

Even during these testing times; we saw young and old, rich and poor, elite and commoner came forward together to lend their helping hand for the sake of the needy. We saw food supplies, monetary donations, supplies of essential goods and much more pouring in from every corner of this world. These humanitarian efforts have brought a positive wave in this universe in a way that these efforts will be remembered indefinitely and never be forgotten. These efforts and these frontline warriors really grab a big Thank You.

I came across many incidences where the corona fighters set an example for the world to act generously towards humanity. An 80-year-old granny started making Rotis for food packets to be delivered to hospital doctors and nurses. A known Indian woman in UK still prepares and delivers home-cooked meals to various hospitals and homeless people. A couple of doctors in Mumbai, India brought their community together to set up COVID hospital in a huge playground. A teenager from Hyderabad, India set up a fundraiser and helped supply hundreds of packets of essential food products to those in crisis. A wealthy man in the US gave up his mansion to set up a COVID care centre. Another such US ambulance guard carried corpses on his shoulders to cremation sites as all other ambulances were engaged in patient treatments. Indian Railways gave away a massive number of train coaches in many states to build up isolated compartments for treatment of COVID patients.

The above are just a few illustrations of humanity above duty and really deserve gratitude. Let us all thank these real warriors who stood and are still standing like pillars to fight this demon virus and gift us our deserved lives. A big Thank You corona warriors for being what you are that made this world what it is today. Lets make this Thanksgiving different by dedicating it to the real frontline warriors without whom our existence was absolutely impossible.


Rise and shine.

Never Mind The Chaotic Mind

O Mind! Please help this silent Soul to stay silent and away from your chaos.

Let this Soul make a peaceful walk through the woods dear Mind, it needs those moments of calm and gather.

Please try not to crush this Marrow by burdening it with your rock-like mayhem, let it live, let it breathe.

Aid this Being with a handful of space so as to plan the actions; keep your turmoil aside for a while you Mind.

This Living Substance is fighting its own battle O kind Mind, let it be effortful in finding harmony.

This is not the time for this Being to face the bedlam, it has tasks to fulfill to make itself worth living every moment of this blessed life.

Do not disturb the equilibrium of this Secret Self you selfish Mind, this pious Soul has chores and duties to look after; please leave it alone.

The roar of the unbearable pain is loud and clear; please Mind, let this Statue of Flesh and Blood have its own self to console and some sphere to mourn.

This is a less chosen road of the Soul; however, now that it is already on this stressful pathway; dear Mind, allow yourself to willfully withhold the disarray and let this Soul search the Mantra to win the cold war with you.

Rise and shine.

Happy Halloween!!!

The Hallowed Evening
Go Ghoulish

It’s Halloween, go Ghoulish

The mystery, the magic, the darkest night of the year.

The rise of shadows of a thousand years, the unseen faces, the unknown voices that whisper.

The mingle of the monsters, the cries of the ghosts, the whisper of the goblins.

The fright of spiders and black cars, the unseen ride of the witches, the brightness of the sleeping death.

The moonlight glow of pumpkins, the beginning of the dark spell, the sigh of midnight.

The only night when the wolves calm down and the moon howls, when terror is turned into a treat and when the sweets start tasting sour.

It’s the night of scare, the night of the most ghastly and grisly time, the night of spooky Halloween!

Here’s wishing a fun-filled trick-or-treat on the scariest and frightful night of Halloween.

Here’s wishing one and all a very Happy Halloween!

Stay healthy and safe all of you.

Rise and shine.

I’m Here For You

I’m here, I’m not going anywhere

I’m here for you no matter what, even if you don’t want me to be with you.

I’m here, you are there. I really wish either I was there or you were here so that I could have lent my shoulder for you to lean on.

I know you are hurt and I wish I could take away every bit of that pain on me but I can’t, but still I’m here. Talk it out to me, I’m all ears.

Even if I’m into my meltdowns and you are feeling shaky, I’ll still be here for you making a solid ground.

You know me well than me, you call me strong and a warrior; so trust my strength and my valour to overcome bad times because you know I have always been here for you.

I want to be with you because I love you, because I want to spend my life with you, because I want to care for you, because I want to look after all your needs and necessities.

I want to walk with you down the beach holding your hand and whisper in your ears that I’m here for you and with you. I want to enjoy the first rain with you. I want to be with you to enjoy every sunrise and sunset.

I’m here with you and want to assure you that I want to cherish every moment of my life with you.

Just that you know, you are my reason to live, you are my love and my lifeline. I know you have a lot in your plate but we’ll handle it together. Let me ascertain you that I’m here for you till my last breath and even beyond death because I love you and will always do.

Rise and shine.

Orange Sunset Sky

And then there was Orange Sunset Sky


Rise and shine.

Happy Teacher’s Day!

Happy Teacher’s Day

Education is the most powerful ammunition and a teacher guides us how, when and where to use this weapon to make this world a better place.

A Teacher is an enthusiast, a mentor and a remarkable person who takes up the task energetically of shaping the future. A teacher came into existence soon after the first question mark and since then the one providing solutions to that question mark. A teacher is the most trustworthy personality in parents’ life as they are dependent on a teacher who would tickle the brains of their children for some miraculous outcomes.

A teacher is the one for whom every single day is a challenge and a walk in an adventure park because of the responsibility of moulding younger generations and creating intellectual prospects. A teacher is such a gift of the Almighty which when unwrapped will cease the blockages and terminate the restrictions of life. A teacher smartly helps activate the brain’s gray cells with the aIm of developing curiosity, imparting knowledge and enticing wisdom that would encourage and influence the blooms of tomorrow and the society on the whole.

The teacher is the real sculptor who puts heart in carving out all the dust shrouding the hidden sculpture, which finally emerges into a masterpiece.

A teacher is an awakener, a creator, an inspirer and above all an enlightener.

The Sunset Sky

The magical Sunset

Enjoy this little chitchat between the Sun, the Sunset Sky and the Clouds.

“Welcome!” says the Evening to the Clouds. But why? Evening says, “The Clouds add colours to the Sky.”

Clouds ask the Evening, “Why do you need colours to the Sky, it already looks stunning?” Evening says, “The colours make the Sky more gracious during Sunset.”

Evening requests, “Oh Sun! Please let the ocean waves cuddle the moon.”

Sun asks the Evening, “Why do you want me to drown into the ocean?” The Evening says, “As you make the day beautiful for the world, I want the world to know that even the endings can be as beautiful as the beginnings.”

The Sunset Sky flirts with the Sun, “Oh Sun! You add blues and golds to me to make me glitter in your love.”

The Evening asks the Sunset Sky, “What difference do you make in this world with your daily arrivals?” The Sunset Sky replies, “I help the world dream through the Moon-full hours.”

The Evening asks the Sky, “Tell me something magical about the Sunset.” The Sky replies, “The glory of a setting Sun cannot be replaced even by the light of a lit candle.”

The Sun asks the Sky, “Listen you, I am planning to set now. Do you want anything more from me for today?” The Sun shyingly replies, “I want your permission to kiss you good night to let the world wander into sweet dreams.”

Rise and shine.

Magical Morning

A happy rainy morning

A new day knocked my door

A new purpose just rang the bell

A new breeze touched my skin

A new current ran by my spine

A new energy hit my soul

A new freshness entered my self

A new music held my ears

A new belief is born

A new thought struck my mind

A new desire began burning within

A new smile faded the laziness

A new focus! A new expectation! A new me!

A new bliss is about to create magic

A new gratitude for the grace of Almighty

Rise and shine.

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award Nomination by Mahima’s Blog

I have been nominated for “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” by Mahima’s Blog. Her posts are quite a read as every post of hers shows the specificity of different topics of life. Heartfelt gratitude Mahima for nominating me in this category. Her feedback on my posts is motivating and inspires me to do better every time. I request my fellow bloggers to visit her blog and if you like her writing, please follow her on http://www.mahimajalan.wordpress.com.

Rules for the award are:

  • Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.
  • List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.

Provide the link of the Award creator of Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award as Journey in his word www.journeythroughlifeministries.com

Questions by Mahima are:

1) How did you take up blogging?

Answer: My passion for writing and my husband’s active role in making me pursue writing professionally as well as on such platform helped me take up blogging.

2) What inspired you to start blogging?

Answer: Emptying my heart and the opportunity of spreading some positivity through my blog is the inspiration that convinced me to start blogging. Blogging on WordPress would also help me get in touch with other amazing writers around the world was also one of the reasons that made me blog. For me writing is a good escape from all the chaos around.

3) What did you find interesting in blogging ?

Answer: Writing my heart out without people judging my words is the most interesting thing that I came across in blogging.

4) How much time do you devote to blogging?

Answer: Well, I don’t get much time to dedicate to my writing these days, but I never fail to visit my fellow bloggers amazing posts on a daily basis.

5) Do you want to use blogging as a simple hobby or a profession?

Answer: To be honest, for me blogging is an escape but I won’t mind taking it up as a profession, because Along with being a blogger, I am also a professional content/copy writer. 

I further nominate the following people: 

Happy Panda (mokshahegde.wordpress.com)

Abhin Thulasidas (abhinthulasidas.home.blog)

A Human Just Like You (manishasky.wordpress.com)

Ride Through Thoughts (thesouldirects)

The Hidden Soul (Era)

Timeless Mind (parneetsachdev)

Dessert flower (dessertflower5)

The Lightening Bug

Crazy Nerds

My questions for my nominees are:

  1. How do you see your life?
  2. Name one best thing about yourself
  3. The best lesson learned from the pandemic/during the lockdown.
  4. One such positive thought of yours that changed your life.

Rise and Shine.

Morning Motivation🌄

A new morning

A new morning.

A new blessing.

A new horizon.

A new hope.

A new beginning.

A new faith.

A new chapter.

A new start.

A new purity.

A new goal.

A new step towards success.

A new positivity.

A new belief.

A new confidence.

A new dream come true.

Good morning world.

Rise and shine.

I Want To Say Thank You!

Step by step small achievements have indeed added to my confidence and the support of everybody on this platform has always fed me with more motivation.

A big Thank You to all the fellow bloggers who read my posts without judgement, commented without prejudice, inspired me without entitlement, understood my writing without pretension and supported me unconditionally.

Million thanks once again. Thank you WordPress for having me here.

Rise and shine.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!

वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥

He is the provider of auspicious beginnings

He is the remover of all obstacles of your life

He is the inspirer of your creativity

He blesses you with intellect and wisdom

He is the mentor, he is the protector

He is the enricher or your life bestowing you with mercy and generosity

He is the offerer of happiness as big as his appetite

He is the bestower of a life as long as his trunk

He manages to keep your troubles as small as his mouse

He is the giver of moments as sweet as his Modaks

He is the one and only, Lord Ganesha

Here’s wishing one and all a very auspicious and happy Ganesh Chaturthi. May the Lord fulfill your dreams; cut down your sorrows; remove your illness and disease and bless you with happiness, well-being and prosperity.

Rise and shine.

Kevada Teej – Goddess Parvati’s Dedication Towards Lord Shiva

All set for the Teej puja
Sand Shiv Linga made at home
The leaf tied with red thread is the Kevada leaf

Kevada Teej, a festival celebrated in many states of India, especially Gujarat. It is also called Hartalika Teej. “Teej” means third and this day falls on the third day after the full moon or new moon night in the month of Bhadrapad. Hence, it is called Kevada Teej. This festival marks the union of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.

For many years Parvati tried to impress Shiva for his love and offered prayers to a Linga. After realising Parvati’s endless and constant efforts to win his love, Shiva appeared in front of Parvati while she was offering Kevada leaf to the Linga. Shiva is fond of Bilwa leaves but as Parvati offered Kevada to the Linga on the third say of the new moon night, Lord Shiva named this day as Kevada Teej. Thus, Lord Shiva agreed Parvati’s win over him and his love and the universe witnessed the divine wedding of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.

This festival is celebrated with great pomp by the Hindu women, both married and unmarried. The unmarried pray for a husband like Lord Shiva whereas the married offer prayers for long life and good health of their children, husband and self.

This festive occasion is also called Hariyali Teej. It is said that Lord Shiva bestows us with greenery and vegetation for the well-being of humanity, that no being of the universe remains without food. Hence, along with Kevada leaves and flowers, leaves of other plants are also offered.

Growing up, I have always seen my mother performing the rituals of this day, which include fasting, chanting Shlokas and Kathas related to Goddess Parvati and her devotion towards Lord Shiva and how she always tried to protect Lord Shiva from Asuras and other bad omen. However, when I grew up I felt that why should there be a need to fast and offer prayers and puja for a husband. I believed that even without such grandeur a wife can simply pray for the health and well-being of her husband. But eventually, when I got married, I could totally connect to what and how my mother felt about my father and that she would not fail to leave any stone unturned if it’s the matter of her partner’s wellness.

These are tough times where you have limited resources and hence festivals are now given some different kind of fervour. Even today, when me and my mother performed the rituals, we had limited things to offer to Lord Shiva’s linga that my father made out of sand for us. However, we managed to still finish the puja with same fun and joy and prayed for the well-being of the world over. It’s such times that teach us how we can find happiness even under limitations.

Let us hope we get over this tough pandemic time soon so that the world can be as beautiful as ever with everybody around us happy and joyous. Let us all try to continue to contribute towards the betterment of this world.

Rise and shine.

You and I in this Beautiful World ❤️

Love is Me and You

On the festive occasion of Kevda Teej, I pray for the health, wellbeing and long life of my better half, my partner in crime and my best friend; my Husband. I would like to dedicate the below lines to him.

The silhouette of me and you walking hand in hand down the beach.

The moment of me and you sitting near the window watching the sunset.

The insanity of me and you trying to touch the far off horizon.

The skipped heartbeat of me and you every time we look at each other to fall in love again and again.

The artfulness of me and you holding the moon in the palm of our hands.

The euphoria of me and you while talking to each other for hours together.

The elation of me and you holding each other’s waist walking down the lane.

The habit of me and you sipping coffee from the same cup in the evening.

The joyousness of me and you wetting our hands in the ocean from a ferry.

The charisma of me and you looking into each other’s eyes and understanding the unspoken.

The magnetism of me and you comforting each other while kissing each other’s forehead.

The gravity between me and you coming closer to listen to each other’s throbbing hearts.

Rise and shine.

Happy Krishna Janmashtami!!!

I am the Creator, I am the Destroyer
I am the Maker of the Universe

“Do everything you have to do, but not with greed, not with ego, not with lust, not with envy; but with love, compassion, humility and devotion.” – Bhagwad Gita quotes of Lord Shri Krishna

Wish one and all a very auspicious Krishna Janmashtami. Let us all pray and hope that our world will soon be free from evil and that good times will again knock our doors. Let us all try to participate in humanitarian deeds and contribute towards the betterment of this beautiful place called World.

Rise and shine.

Flowers, The Most Divine Creations

A bloom of hope
Nature’s secret magic unleashed
A bloom of grace
Divinity created
Flowers are earth’s smile

Flowers, the happiness of the soul. It is rightly said that a new sunshine brings new hope; however, the bloom of a flower adds light to that hope. Life throws many challenges but every single bloom helps fade the dark moments. Flowers are themselves divine creations that Mother Nature have gifted us. Have you ever felt not to smile while looking at a flower?

Have you ever noticed that flowers are never jealous of each other, they never hurt each other, they never compete with each other; because for them, their sole purpose is to just bloom and bestow smiles. Flowers are the cutest revelations of the nature’s secret. They never distract from the cause of their creation, which is to share happiness.

Every petal of a flower is symbolic of grace and delight. With a heart of gold, these speechless beings brighten your life. Our earth expresses it’s joy through these blossoms, which make them the soul of Mother Nature. Flowers, therefore, are worthy enough to be called “Miracles” that we witness each day.

Every flower gives us a message, a message so optimistic and practical, “Allow yourself to bloom with grace and dignity so as to bring smiles and spread happiness.” God’s soulful creations called flowers may have different names and colours, but don’t forget that they required both sun and rain to grow. Similarly, compliments and criticism are equally important for us to become decent human beings. Is this lesson from these beautiful creations not enough for us to understand the values and virtues of life?

Rise and shine.

Thank You 700…

And still counting…

I just can’t express my feelings at this moment. To me, this is the platform where I express and open up myself. Hence, 700 is indeed a real milestone for me.

It all started from the day that I had 1 follower and to me it felt like, “miles to go before I sleep,” but here it is, 700. This platform and all the followers mean the world to me. Day in and day out, these fellow bloggers have only and only added to my motivation. A big THANK YOU to all of you for your continued support through reading my blogs and penning down your words of appreciation for me.

THANK YOU WordPress and all my followers (indeed more to come) for being there for me and my words. I hope this little journey of my words will get more and more love and affection from these 700 (and beyond) inspirational ideals.

Let us all ‘Rise and Shine’ to make this world a better and more beautiful place for the coming generations.

Rise and shine.

Mistakes Are Lessons of Wisdom

Make mistakes, but learn from them

The true definition of “SELF” lies in the realization of a mistake and thereafter pursuing the attempt to correct one.

The truth also stands in the fact that making mistakes in life doesn’t mean that one should keep paying for those mistakes for a lifetime. You can’t make the same mistake twice because for once it’s a mistake but the second time it’s either an error or a choice.

Never be proud of the mistakes you make but always be proud to learn from them and ultimately make yourself a better person. Stop grieving and wasting time on the mistakes made instead get over them, make them your past and move on. The only aspect that should matter is that those mistakes and their grievances should not ruin the person in you.

Let a mistake be the lesson of wisdom for the past can’t be changed but the future is in your hands. People may judge you by the mistake you make, they may forget your good deeds but never feel disheartened and trust yourself to fake those judgements and keep executing the best of yourself.

The courage to admit a mistake and not walk away owing to the consequences is the most noteworthy act.

Rise and shine.

It is written

Daily scriptures from Gods word/bible


किसी के पास कुछ ना हो तो हंसती है ये दुनिया, किसी के पास सब कुछ हो तो जलती है ये दुनिया, पर मेरे पास जो है उसके लिए तरसति है ये दुनिया।

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