Weekend Thoughts: Self Care

Relax and rejuvenate amidst Nature, Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan

You will never speak to anyone, as much as, you speak to yourself, in your head.

So, please be kind to yourself, and spend sometime amidst ‘Nature.’

Nature is the ultimate healer, the real place to de-stress, to rejuvenate, to recharge, with positive vibes.

It’s indeed the best place to be for physical and psychological well being.

Having some ‘Me’ time is essential, and what better place to be, than ‘Mother Nature!’

Spend some ‘Me’ time in Nature, picture by ©Chitrangadasharan

Weekend Thoughts: Patience and Perseverance

My Thoughts, Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan

Life is a journey with many ups and downs, pleasure and pain, some successes and many failures.

Sometimes, we get stuck up in life. Nothing seems to work, even though we put our sincere and best efforts, and we are on the verge of giving up.

Then, somehow we gather the broken pieces together— start again, fail again, then start again— and the process goes on and on.

But, it’s an established fact that, those who don’t give up, do succeed, at some point of time.

I am sure, people have such stories to share with others.

Sharing those stories, might give others hope, and confidence, and we should often do that.

Try to be someone’s motivation, in their trying times. It is a satisfying experience.

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Weekend Thoughts: Self Improvement

My Thoughts, Yellow Rose by ©Chitrangadasharan

Self Improvement is an ongoing process.

The moment, we start believing that we have reached perfection, we stop improving.

And, I believe that there is always scope for more learning, more progress, more perfection.

Not only does self- improvement help you to perform better in your already existing skills, but it also helps you to help others.

You feel better, more confident, with more self belief, and positive thoughts in everything you do.

As we age, we should not start thinking that, ‘Yes! I have achieved everything. I have fulfilled my duties and responsibilities etc. And, what more there is to do?’

No, there is so much to learn, even from the younger generation.

Now is the time to give back to the society, what we have learned and earned.

We should be progressive, open to new ideas, and a desire to learn more, and more.

Life is for learning and there is no end to it, until and unless there is an end to life itself.

Happy Weekend 🌹🌹🌹

Children’s Day

Happy Children’ s Day ©Chitrangadasharan

Happy Children’ s Day!

Why is it that when we think of good and sweet memories, we usually remember our childhood days!!

Even our own children do remember their childhood with fondness, and for the parents, nothing is as enjoyable as the childhood days of their kids.

May be because of the innocence of the children,

May be because the children have a pure heart,

May be the children do not possess negative vibes,

May be the children are compassionate, without the feelings of jealousy, fraudulent behaviour etc.

(So what changes happen, when people grow up, from childhood to adulthood???——-Think it over)

The next time, when you are feeling low, or under stress of some kind, try to spend some time with the children.

Easy Diwali Sweets/ Snacks: Weekend Treats

Coconut Laddoo, ©Chitrangadasharan

You may buy as many sweets and snacks as possible from the market, and even receive sweet boxes from your family and friends. But, it gives immense happiness and satisfaction to make some sweets on your own.

Coconut Laddoo:

This is the easiest sweet to make at home, I believe.

Just cook 100 gm. dried Coconut powder, in 1 litre of milk, on low flame, till the milk reduces completely. Add sugar to taste, around 1-2 tablespoon, and 3-4 green cardamom powder. When slightly cool, make even sized Laddoos.

Methi Mathri ©Chitrangadasharan

Methi Mathri:

Snacks are also important and it’s best to prepare them fresh at home.

2 Cups maida (self raising flour), vegetable oil for the dough, and for frying the Mathris, ajwain, dried methi leaves, salt to taste.

Combine the ingredients and Prepare the dough as you would for namak para. Rest for 15 minutes, roll and fold the mathris, and fry on medium flame.

Have an enjoyable and prosperous festival of Diwali 🪔

It’s That Time of The Year

Diwali decorations ©Chitrangadasharan

Enthusiasm and positive vibes all around,

People busy in decorating their homes,

With renewed hopes and dreams,

Glittering with coloured lights,

Decorated streets and markets,

Busy roads and malls,

Distributing happiness with sweets,

Exchanging positivity with each other,

As The countdown for Diwali,

The Festival of Lights, hopes,

And dreams is close and around.

Diwali decorations ©Chitrangadasharan