Sunday, July 25, 2021

Staying Positive!


 Positivity!

Truly what a powerful word! 

There are various times in life that it is the hardest to muster and bring to the forefront. Constantly badgered by criticism, cynicism and negativity, through the journey of life . This one word does immense magic.

How easily we hug the negativity ?. keep replaying it in our minds . 

But instead if we consciously expel that and just think of the positivity in and around us. We will all be much happier beings.

There are very few in today’s world who will genuinely appreciate you or love you for what you are. The others will always be quick to point out your numerous faults.

Just sit for a moment and think. Where are they coming from? Are they perfect? Flawless! Devoid of any faults.

Unfortunately or fortunately for you, they are not.

Then why should we bother about their opinion of us. It truly doesn’t matter.

Start counting your blessings. All the positive things. How you can think about doing something better?

If you start giving in to them, they will always have more power over you.

Never give your power so easily.

You are a strong being. Differently made! Unique!

Then how will another know you so well, to judge you?

It’s their perception of you. Which necessarily does not have to be right. 

So enjoy your being!

Positivity the mantra of life!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Memories with Grandma


 The lovely moments spent with my grandma . The pampering I received from her .

I still remember her favourite de-tan remedies. Her appalled  look when I came back tanned from my matches Weary and tired, I would come back and collapse .

She would come with her remedies. Dearly  putting my head in her lap and massaging all the remedies surreptitiously into my skin. 

She would say” Isse Tan jaata”!

And then one after the other , over the years , I would be treated to so many.

Today seeing my skin, I owe it all to my grandma.

For years my face wash ,was gram flour( besan), neem, orange peels dried and powdered.

Sitting majestically in my washroom counter.

My hair oil was made with Almond oil, olive oil and coconut oil with curry leaves and methi seeds.

So many things . 

In winter she would just put cream( malai) on my face .

Naturally hydrating my skin . It would feel heavenly after that .

She was a pro in using all the natural ingredients right from the kitchen .

Summer time ! She would make all the seasonal juices. Specially her false juice .Saying “ Nourishment from within is also equally important for the skin”! 

Which is so true.

I follow her best skin remedy which nourishes the skin

“ A cucumber a day”!

Keeps your skin radiant and glowing.

She would end it saying “ Keep smiling”!

Keep stress at bay.

Life is short , so do what your heart wants you to do always”!

Listen to the dictates of your heart ❤️ 

A vivacious persona, she carried at all times .

Reminded by my dear aunt about her home made Kajal with castor oil. Every morning lining her almond shaped eyes. She would so  sweetly give it to all the Kajal lovers .

“ Miss her warmth!

Miss her remedies.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Simplicity


 When I was growing up, simplicity ruled our lives. We found our joys in everyday simplicity. Enjoying our walks out in the open. Playing joyously. Carefree and spirited.

Meeting our cousins. Spending quality time . Enjoying the corn when it would be pouring . Getting drenched then having Dinshaw ice-cream. 

To meet our loved ones would be the highlight . Weddings and functions were a highlight . We would be getting a lot of time together . 

Every season has its treats . The specialities of the city ruled it. We never thought of materialistic things . Just what planted a smile on our hearts, beings and souls.

Where did those golden days disappear? Vanished without a trace.

Now I sit lost in the concrete jungle , absolutely lost!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Morning Motivation


 Some mornings its  such a challenge to find something positive in the day. Consciously I have made it a habit to look deeply into the day .

Surprisingly I found more than one thing to look forward to .

I came across a lovely insight, if through your the year we looked , we would have more than 365 things to be joyful about . That is consciously realised.

Subconsciously there might be so many more.

It made me really look forward to little joys and positivity induced acts. 

It really calms me to think we have so much already to be grateful for, gratitude practiced every moment.

Such a beautiful way to practice gratitude 🙏.

Count our little blessings and spread the joy 😊

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Classically Classy






 I thought of this when I came across a write up on designer, branded wear . Labels , signature styles so forth and so on.

What is being classy?

Is it just being draped and adorned in those labels is termed classy?

Classy should run deep into your soul, in your heart in every feeling.

Helping someone in need quietly.

By doing a kind deed .

Adorn your self in unseen labels of compassion, humility and kindness.

When you are seen by the world , let them see you in the label of kindness worn exclusively by you.

Let your being be stitched in designer threads of compassion made exclusively by you.

Your own signature label.

Let the world see you adorned in the best threads sewn by humility, intertwined and interwoven by soulful diction.

A beautiful signature being remembered for long in the humanitarian world.

Classy in my soul,

I long to be remembered,

Classically soulful,

In all my being!

  

A rain soaked morning


 Woke up to a beautiful Sunday rain soaked morning. 

The gentle sounds of nature and the cloudy smile woke me up with a smile of my own.

Today is a totally no agenda day.

Soaking up to the gentle rain soaked morning and enjoying the lovely wet moments .

The steady beat of rain on my window pane, an inspiration for me to write something spontaneous and heartfelt.

Rarely did I ever sit and enjoy a morning like this, today I took the opportunity and to just watch nature.

So calming and peaceful.

Making me realise to just take a break and let the day unfold .

Take the day in its stride.

Good Morning beautiful souls .

Enjoy the day!


Qareenay

  https://www.instagram.com/p/CRyBkUElDZP/?utm_medium=copy_link My urdu spoken word. Link shared above 👆