HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

Greetings one and all! It’s New Years Eve here and maybe already New Year in some parts of the globe so HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016 to all my fellow bloggers!

I saw my Aunt had posted on her Facebook page that, the results of an online survey, in the New Year she could look forward to – ‘More muscles’, great love, career advancements and lots of travels. Everyone in the family had a good laugh…Who writes these online questionnaires anyway?!!

My mum just sent me a New Years wish

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Looking back at 2015, I say it surely wasn’t one of the most stellar years of my life. Definitely one of those so – so years where I’ve achieved nothing ‘ground breaking’ nor experienced anything ‘earth shattering’ …To condense 365 days in a nutshell I would call it – a year of ‘certain uncertainties’, lags and difficult decisions.

In 2015, I was actively involved in the lives of friends in my real life and less in my virtual world.

Smidgens of wisdom from 2015 –

  1. EI is important!! Always maintain Emotional Integrity in relationships. I’m sure we all have those moments where you feel like you were dropped into that awkward social environment where you know being friends with a person is not conducive in the long run, but you thwart your inner ‘ESPN’ (I hear you Karen of Mean Girls.. :D) and carry on anyways…Word of advise – DON’T
  2.  Regrouping is important!! Be mindful of your goals and direction in life. Take time off in your day to regroup. People and places throw you off track but as Tina would say, when its time to shut down –
  3. KISS Always!! Keep it Simple Silly!You think you’d like to take over the world and do it all and be nice to everyone…you buy stuff you do and don’t need, when what you should actually be doing is- just say a few words of gratitude to all people and things for the good and bad lessons learnt and let go! I think we all need some Marie Kondo in our lives

I have a huge announcement. The New Year I will be moving from the U.S back to India. I don’t know if you all knew but we were here because of my husbands work assignment and it has sadly come to an end and we fly back around February 2016…So here’s to New beginnings!

Happy New Year everyone!

 

 

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Wrapping Up Christmas – Guest Post Cecilia Sefa of Mum C Writes!

Wrapping up my Christmas series comes the last and final guest blog by blogger Cecilia Sefa of  Mum C Writes. I’m sure many of you may already be following this talented and beautiful lady. I love how she plays with words and strings them together to draw this beautiful picture of sublime emotions through her poems. I thank her for kindly obliging me with her lovely poem. Thank you!
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THE HOPE by Cecilia Sefa
There is a sound
I happily found
The sound of Christ
In a baby’s form and sight
There is a light
I happily saw bright
The light of Christ
In a star-sent sight
There is a hope
Of an all time pope
It is the hope of Christ
In a parcelled pain
I have gained
You have gained
We have all gained
The Christ and we shall maintain

Minstrelsy

From under my shroud

of silence I  hear a –

mellifluous choir playing

slow, mellow notes

That warm my heart,

Tears evaporate,

Reverberate my soul.

A love song!

I fail to catch –

The words at first,

The melody –

Tore at the center –

The pall –

Formerly deemed impervious;

Camouflaging my maladies –

‘Twas a Hymn sung by

The Angelic minstrelsy.

 

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Her prayer..

With her nails in angst

She ripped herself open,

Blood and flesh spewed and spluttered

Teeth grating she suppressed

The pain of her soma

Which was nothing in comparison

to the agony she felt

Inside her

Painful somersaults and cartwheels

day in and out.

She looked in the mirror

Chest wide open now,

held apart by her raw, bloody hands

there was nothing there!

Dark nothingness ,

Hollow empty space

Like a black hole

Attracting the Insignificant,

The Vain, the Purposeless.

It all made sense now……….

A peace descended over her

She collapsed

And  prayed

‘Lord, fill me up

fill me with wisdom’.

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