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When childhood ends

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “When Childhood Ends.”

I think childhood officially ended for me, when I went to hostel and felt all alone with no where for me to put my head on. I saw all my childhood and adolescent dreams come crashing down and knew that what we thought life would be and what life actually was, were two different things.

I also learnt that there were people who could look through you and pass you by in life, even if you were right in their path. There was a way that people who didn’t want to meet you or talk to you could pass you by, as though you were a stone pillar in their way.

There are people who are so different from your family, your people, who talked, dressed, even thought differently from what you were used to.

When this realisation came to me, I grew up. A child’s world is so different from an adult’s world.

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How a Grieving Mother is Finding Peace

Dream Big, Dream Often

photo 1One of the things that perplexes my mind sometimes is how easily humans settle into habit and take life, friends, family, etc. for granted.  I do it, you do it, we all do it.   As we all have experienced, life can take a horrible turn in a split second.  Here is a story of tremendous loss and how one mother is trying to cope.

https://www.guideposts.org/inspirational-stories/inspiring-story-grieving-mother-finding-peace-after-sons-death-baghdad?nopaging=1

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3 Opportunities to Meet New Bloggers!

Please visit Danny’s blog for big ideas to change your life.

Dream Big, Dream Often

IMG_7061Today we have 3 events going on simultaneously:

Meet and Greet: leave your blog link, reblog the post and then visit other’s pages!

Reblogging: leave a link to your post and I will reblog

Social Media:  leave a link to your social media pages for others to view and connect

Opportunities to connect with new bloggers on 3 levels!!

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And stay in there fighting …..

While on my self- declared exile from WordPress last month, I did some reading, during the time in between my studying. And I read a lot of motivational stuff. I noted some of them to share. Here is one of the passages I found motivational and it was written by Theodore Roosevelt.

TRTheodore Roosevelt was born in Manhattan in 1858. As he was a sickly boy, he tried to overcome his sickliness by strengthening his body and mind. He was well read and brought out his first book in 1882.( at age 24). He was a lover of nature and a life long conservationist. He entered politics and was a member of the Republican party  But he soon moved out into the wilds of Dakota to run a ranch there, after the death of his mother and his wife. He tried unsuccessfully to run as Mayor of New York in 1886 and went on to participate in the War in Cuba. There he showed his mettle as a solider and a leader of great fortitude. When he returned to the States after the war, he was a National hero and was nominated as the running mate of the Presidential candidate McKinley. Mckinley won and with this win, Roosevelt became his vice president. ( This was around the turn of the 20th century). When President McKinley was assassinated, he became the President of the United states at 42 years of age. Under his presidency, the USA saw the establishment of many national parks, botanical gardens, parks and started paying a lot of attention to conservation of nature. That was one of his legacies. Later he continued on as the President of the United states when he was elected for the full term.

i am impressed with his life because of his steadfast interest in nature and preservation of natural resources.

The following excerpt is from one of his writings :

” It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

                             Teddy roosevelt

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Lost friends

It has been over a year since I joined WordPress. I disappeared for about a month from WordPress between last month and this . Since yesterday, I have been active again.

I made a lot of friends on WordPress and I have kept many of them over this year.

But it seems I have lost a few too. I like to think they are no longer active on WordPress.

I wish I could ask them where they have been, what they have been doing and how things are.

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Father in Heaven, we thank thee !

Written by one of my favourite American poets- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flowers

For flowers that bloom about our feet,

For tender grass, so fresh and sweet,

For song of bird and hum of bee,

For all things fair- we hear or see,

Father in Heaven, we thank thee !

Blue sky

For blue of stream, for blue of sky,

For pleasant shade of branches high,

For fragrant air and cooling breeze,

For beauty of the blowing trees-

Father in Heaven, we thank thee !

family

For mother-love, for father-care,

For brothers strong and sisters fair,

For love at home and school each day,

For guidance lest we go astray-

Father in heaven, we thank thee !

For thy dear, everlasting arms;

That bear us o’er all ills and harms,

For blessed words of long ago,

That help us know Thy will to know-

Father in heaven, we thank thee !

Close-up of father's hands holding newborn's feet. Horizontal Shot.
Close-up of father’s hands holding newborn’s feet. Horizontal Shot.

Given that the world is so different now from Emerson’s day, we can still find things to be thankful for.

For food, for clothes, for a roof over our head,

For a spouse or partner, friend or companion,

Who is willing to listen to our woes and rants

and giggle with us over our follies .

For little children and all animals,

That are put in our care,

Given they are with us for but a little time,

But oh, during that small-time, do they spread their cheer and

For all that and more, Father in heaven, we thank thee !