Saturday, 9 September 2017

My Sweet Grandmother

It is rightly said that childhood is the best part of our lives.  Childhood is one of the phases of life when we have all the happiness. As we grow up, we cherish those days and want to relive those days. For me, the best part of my childhood is spending time with my grandparents. I live in a joint family. Being the only child, I was fully pampered by my grandparents. My grandparents are delightful blend of love, wonderful stories, laughter, hug and caring.  I thank the Almighty for blessing me with such wonderful and caring grandparents.
Through this blogging contest of #lovejatao, I want to express my gratitude and love towards my adorable grandparents. I still remember how I would spend time with my grandfather at the garden. He would tell me about his favourite plants, trees and flowers. I still have the picture of us where I and my grandfather are enjoying gardening. My grandmother on other hand is an artist. She is one of the finest painters in the World. I love the way she puts her heart and soul on her paintings. I proudly tell my friends about my grandmother.  She is a remarkable and very classy person. She is beautiful from inside as well as outside.  I can spend hours talking to her.
When I was in school, I lost my grandfather but I am lucky that my grandmother is still there with me (Touchwood). So on this Grandparents day, I would like to express my love and affection to my grandmother and make her feel special.
On this Grandparent’s day, I am going to wake her up with a bunch of lilies (My grandmother’s favourite flowers).  For the past few years, she is losing interest in painting so I am going to bring her interest back.   I have prepared a scrap book of her achievements and of her paintings. I am sure this would inspire her to paint again.
We have planned a small surprise dinner and called her school friend. This is going to give a huge smile on her face. She loves having sweets so I am going to gift a small box of chocolate. My aim is to develop her interest in painting. This will motivate her in life.
I have managed to book a hall where all her paintings will be displayed. She does not know about it so I am going to give her a surprise and motivate her to pursue their hobby.
As people grow old, they become like kids. Our grandparents have seen the World. They have seen ups and downs. They are the wisest people in the World. They have done so much for us. Now it is our time to take care of them and make them feel special and important because like children, old people also need same love, care and affection.  

  I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day.

I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on Sept. 10, 2017 on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed.

 I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on Sept. 10, 2017 on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Friendship with Sea Animals

Colgate has always been my child’s favourite toothpaste and when he came to know about the magical boxes, my child could not control his excitement. Colgate has once again done a remarkable job by coming up with wonderful cover boxes to enhance children’s creativity.
The moment my child received the colgate hamper, he did not wait for a moment and started framing wonderful stories with the characters inside the boxes. Here is one of the stories I am writing which my child has woven with the cute characters of sea magic.
My child has always wanted to look into the underwater life. He was thrilled to see the sea magic and pirate ship characters. So here is the story written by my child:
“Once I went to the beach with family. All of a sudden, I lost my way and I did not find my parents. I was really very worried as I could not see my parents around. I looked here and there but failed to  find my family. Suddenly, I could hear a voice from the sea. I looked into the sea and found a little mermaid calling my name and asking me to come with her. I was surprised to see that cute mermaid as I had never seen a mermaid in life. I went with her to the sea. She asked me,” why are you crying?” I have lost my family, I said to the little mermaid.
“Oh, Do not worry.. You can spend time with us till your parents come and find you.”
I said Thank you to her.
I went the little mermaid. She introduced me to her tiny sea friends. There was a crab, a sea horse, a cute looking fish and some other sea animals. They gave me food to eat. They were all happy to see me. We all danced and partied all night. We even played lot of games.
They told me something to which I was shocked. They were happily living in their world but all of a sudden, their home is getting dirty and their friends are falling sick because of the waste material thrown to the sea by humans.
I felt bad for those tiny creatures. I promised them that I would tell other humans to not to throw waste into the sea.
Next day, my parents found me. I was happy to found my parents back. I narrated everything to my parents. When I went to my school, I told my friends not to pollute the sea as animals who live in sea are our friends. We should not destroy our homes.”

 “I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Book Review: Open - Eyed Meditation

 OPEN-EYED MEDITATIONS Practical Wisdom for Everyday Life Book Cover


The Book Open-eyed Meditations is a beautiful compilation of thoughts and ideas wherein each meditation takes you on a journey to the past, bringing a secret herb to heal a problem of the present.
A true distillation of ancient wisdom tips for modern lives, this unique self-help book uses the wisdom of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to solve your everyday problems.
Beyond the story line, something deeper is waiting to be discovered from these ancient texts. This book is an attempt to uncover the hidden layer of wealth that is cleverly packaged within the commonly known story lines.

My Review
The moment I saw the title of the book, I was immediately curious to know what the book is all about. Thanks to Blogadda for sending the book. We come across many books on meditation but the title Open Eyed Meditations makes the reader inquisitive as how one can meditate with open eyes.  So far what we are familiar with is that meditation and praying requires concentration which can best be achieved with eyes closed. The basic objective of meditation as mentioned by the author is to increasing one’s awareness for perceiving deeper truths from within.  Open eyed meditation is all about leading a stress free life and how to remain content. The book tells us how to keep away anxiety to enable us to be happy with our present situation.
The Book contains several tips and eye openers for enhancing one’s personality and for attaining a level of peace and tranquillity from within.
In today’s fast paced life, many of us are in constant stress. Everyone wants to excel. There is a constant apprehension at the back of the mind that one should not get left behind in this rat race. Our this attitude 
towards life generates stress and anxiety and  many a times leads to physical and mental breakdown. The author has closely observed human behaviour and has derived inspiration from the mythological epics of Mahabrata and Ramayana. Most of us have grown up hearing stories from the Mahabharata and Ramayana from our childhood. Thus linking the ideas enumerated by the author with the anecdotes from the mythological epics not only makes them plausible but also   consolidates the suggestions given as they have been applied practically by the Gods and Goddesses for leading a life of equanimity and happiness.
Writing Style
The narration style is very lucid and comprehensible. The chapters are not very long. The ideas and suggestions given by the author about the lessons of life are written in a very rational way which can be tried by every individual. The book will definitely keep   you engrossed. One will not lose patience while reading it.  The moment I started reading the book, I was totally intrigued and finished the book in one go. Reading the book generates the feeling of exhilaration and good will.  While we do not have any control over the events happening around us in our everyday life, we can definitely control our response to such events thereby maintaining our balance in life. The book is a must read for all age groups to cope   with ups and downs of life they encounter.
My rating for the book 4.5/5

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