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These past couple of days I have been enjoying the rain! Mumbai is being blessed with heavy rainfall and a handful of those who enjoy the rain love it here. 😊

It seems like the earth wishes to cleanse itself of all accumulated dust and cool off after a hard hot summer!

Getting out to work is a joy, even though it can be a hindrance when it comes to travelling as well as reaching the office in a completely dry state! 😅 Trudging through watery roads and streets marks the full fledged arrival of the rainy season!

These days, I love to glance out of my office windows and watch the raindrops covering the ground below! The strong winds, lush green trees and rain pouring down are a wonder to look at! They seem to remind me of the beauty and power of nature time and time again.

At home, I love to binge on my favourite TV series or cozily get buried into a favourite book! After all, this is what rains are for! 😊

Sometimes, if you are lucky enough, you can even spot a mesmerising rainbow in the sky. I haven’t yet seen one this year so am on the lookout for one! 

While going through my social media during these days, I noticed that I am not the only one who speaks about rains with so much love. Here are some lines which try to describe the beauty and wonder of rain;

“The sound of rain needs no translation.”

“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.”

“Rain showers my spirit and waters my soul.”

“Nothing better than the sound of heavy rain while you are falling asleep.”

“Raindrops are the perfect lullaby.”

“I love people who smile when it rains.”

“Let’s all get lost in a world of books, hot cocoa and rainy days.”

According to me, rain carries joy for all those who wait and listen to it! It is definitely one of the toppers on my list of life’s little pleasures! 

I don’t know how many of you readers are actually experiencing rain out there where you reside but if you are, I would really like to encourage you to enjoy these lovely moments while they last! 😊

Enjoy the rain and have an amazing week ahead! Love, Pooja.

Hello everyone!

Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday!

Today is a special day for every father and child – It’s International father’s day! Just like any other such occasions, I have been coming across father’s day plans, ideas, gift options & freebies exclusively for dads propping up everywhere throughout the week.

Today, children are displaying their love for their fathers with gifts and cards and by spending quality time with them.

If you haven’t yet given your dad either of these and are lucky enough to be close to him, do so as soon as you finish reading this post! 😊

Today, dads have become the talk of the town. Everyone is exchanging fatherly tales and advice they have received from their fathers and are posting photos with them as well. 

In the midst of this merry and loving environment, lie some of us, like me, who are a little less fortunate than others as they have lost their fathers or whose fathers are no longer a part of their lives.

For them, today this is just like any other day, only worse. For me, each day, especially father’s day, has never failed to make me cherish the moments I spent with him when he was still here. This day seems to be full of bittersweet moments, hope, longing and memories!

Although I will never get the chance to create more happy memories with him as he went away too soon, I am thankful for his presence in my life, however short! I feel blessed to have had a caring and loving father. I was the apple of his eyes.

I would suggest everyone who are fortunate enough to receive their dad’s love and care, to value and to cherish your relationship with him! Give him some of your time or atleast give him a call to ask him how his day has been. I am sure that this tiny thing will make his day a lot happier! 😊

To all the fathers in heaven, you will be missed and remembered and will always hold an irreplaceable place in our hearts! 😊

Wish all the fathers around the world a very happy Father’s day! Your children love you a lot and they need you to complete their lives! 😊 

A special mention to all the single mothers out there who single-handedly carry out the daunting task of mothering her children. Just like my mother! Happy Father’s day to you all too!

“Father – A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.” 

“God himself chose to be called as father.”

“How do you know if a man is a hero? Ask if he has a daughter.”

“The love between a father and a daughter is forever.”

“A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.”

“Some super heroes don’t wear capes.. They are called Dads.”

Love, Daddy’s girl – Pooja.

Hello everyone!

Hope you have had a good week! It’s already Saturday morning and for me, the week just seemed to fly away.

I haven’t been able to write as much as I wanted to this week but I will try my best to make it up in the next one!

Last week, Maggie of dreaming of Guatemala nominated me for the Cramm Award in one of her award posts. This is why, today’s post is going to be related to my nomination for the Cramm Award!

The Creator of the Cramm Award: Liv at theCramm is the creator! The Cramm is an awesome website which converts everyday news into an easier to read through format. Do check it out! 

Nominator: Maggie of dreamingofGuatemala! She is an amazing individual and I always look forward to her blog posts. This award, coming from her, is very special for me! 😊

Rules for the Cramm Award: 

  1. Include a little bit about who created this award (with a link) and mention the person the who nominated you.
  2. Share 3 things that motivate you to blog and share 3 people who motivate you to blog as well
  3. Share one thing you hope to do that will improve the world.
  4. Answer your challenge question
  5. Nominate your choice of bloggers and give them a challenge question

Three Things That Motivate Me To Blog:

  1. The exchange of thoughts – A big reason that motivates me to blog is the fact that blogging introduces my thoughts and ideas to other bloggers. The interaction with other bloggers irrespective of the the topics they blog on is something that I enjoy!
  2. A chance to help others notice life’s little pleasures – I love it when people like what I write or at least feel a little happy when I share my experiences with them. 
  3. The enormous number of quality blogs based on varied topics! – Of course! I can never leave out all those awesome bloggers out there. The internet is flooded with so many of them whose writing motivates me and makes me challenge myself when it comes to writing!

    Three People Who Inspire Me To Blog:

    1. My mom  My mother inspires me to do so many things, including blogging! She has always supported every decision i have ever taken in my life and that alone is an inspiration for me to keep doing better each day!
    2.  My guiding angel – I am sure there is one who always guides me on my life path! My blogging journey is one such example – I created my website on the spur of the moment or rather it just happened without any prior planning. I had always wanted to start my blog but one evening, I simply decided to create a WordPress account and write out a blog post and hit the publish button! I think my guiding angel just gave me the push I needed to enter into the world of blogging! 😊
    3. Other bloggers – Ok, I know that other bloggers are not one person but they all are the ones who inspire me to blog and get better at it!

    A big thank you to all these people! Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to write even a single word! 😊 💕

      The one thing that can improve the world:

      Compassion –

      “The most powerful force in the world that can change the lives of millions of people is Compassion.” – Steve Aitchison.

      “Compassion is the wish to see others free of suffering.” – Dalai Lama.

      I seriously feel that compassion is very important, has always been, especially at this point of time in the world. I have noticed that many people are sometimes insensitive when it comes to other people and their sufferings. People have developed a self-centric attitude and sometimes ignore to pay attention beyond their own self. Compassion is to become aware of another person’s suffering and to do your bit towards relieving the other person’s suffering and not to become the cause of another man’s suffering. A little bit of compassion and kindness has the ability to turn the world around! It has been scientifically proved that practicing compassion helps develop lasting happiness, the kind of happiness and self contentment that sticks around for a long time.

      My Answer to Maggie’s Question:

      Question: What’s your favorite inspiring quote? Why does it inspire you? 

      Answer: I love quotes and the messages they pass on to us. There are just so very mang ones that inspire me! But the following one has a big role in inspiring me;

      “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must but take that step.” – Uche Odiatu.

      This quote never fails to inspire me to take that one step closer to my goal. We have all been in that place and moment in our lives where we were unable to figure out where to begin or what to do next. I have hesitated or quit doing something all together because of this dilemma. This quote taught me that my efforts, however small, can be enough to propel me in the right direction. This quote has helped me get through those times, has motivated and inspired me to take that tiny crucial step further. 

      Nominations:

      I seriously get inspired by all you bloggers out here and this is why am unable to select a few. My nominations are open to all so if anyone who wishes to go ahead and answer my question can do so! 😊

      My Question: 

      If you lived your life without any fear or restrictions, what is the one thing you would do to change the world?

      Answer away! I would delight me to read your answers! 😊

      Have a great weekend! Love, Pooja.

      I am so honored to have been nominated for the Awesome blogger Award! These words are simply music to my ears! Words fail to describe what I am feeling as I write this. It hasn’t even a been a complete month since I started this blog and I am overwhelmed with the response from all my dear fellow bloggers!

      Thank you Shooting Star for nominating me for this award! 😊

      Some information about this award:

      This award was created by Miss Maggie over at Dreaming of Guatemala and she says,

      This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.

      Now who wouldn’t love to be described as that?! 

      Getting to the next step! The Q & A’s!

      I now have to answer the questions provided to me. Thank you again Shooting Star, for the amazing questionnaire! I had a great time thinking over the answers to your thought-provoking questions. Here goes;

      Q.1 What is your dream holiday destination?

      A. There are many beautiful locations around the world, but I would choose Bali as my dream holiday destination! Haven’t been there yet but hope to soon. Have heard that it has beautiful beaches, exotic weather, cliff temples, good food, warm-hearted people, what’s not to love?

      Q 2. What would you wish for if you get one boon to wish for anything at all?

      A. Hmm.. I would wish to gather up all the evils that escaped from Pandora’s box and lock them up again so that the world would never know pain or any other negative feelings! Everyone would be at peace and th world would definitely become a happier place.

      Q 3. What is your favorite book?

      A. Atlas Shrugged is my all time favorite book. I simply love and admire Dagny, John, Francisco, Rearden (to name a few) and their dedication and love for their life and work. Love John’s statement, “I swear by my life and by my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, not ask another man to live for mine.’

      Q 4. What is the one movie you can watch over and over again?

      A.  I can name a couple of movies. I can watch Eat, Pray, Love as I am fascinated by the character’s soul-searching journey through three countries. Real steel is also in the list (Might be because I am a bit biased towards Hugh Jackman). Dear Zindagi (Translation: Dear Life) is also one I can watch. It is an Indian Hindi movie which deals with a doctor who helps a distraught girl gain a new perspective on her life.

      Q 5. What is the one belief you would never give up on?

      A. I believe that in life, one always has a choice and that we all have some or the other purpose to our lives.

      Q 6. Which is your favourite Disney character?

      A. I love Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She is a strong girl who is capable of seeing real beauty beyond appearances. Plus she has access to that amazing library, which is a major plus point in her favour! 😃

      Q 7. How would you define life in a few words?

      A. I feel that life is an adventure & it has something different in store for every individual.

      Q 8. How do you wish to see yourself ten years later?

      A. I wish to see myself as a person who learns from her mistakes, is stronger than what I am now and to spread happiness to many more people! I wish to see myself grow personally as well as professionally over the years and to have my goals realised!

      Q 9. What is the one drink that can lighten your mood within seconds?

      A. Hot chocolate without doubt! Sometimes tea does it too!

      10. One experience or realisation that changed your life?

      A. I lost my Dad at a young age and that had a big impact on my life. It made me realise that life can change in an instant and that we should never take anything for granted. Always be thankful and grateful for what you have now. It also taught me that life does indeed go on.

      Moving on to the next part, here are my nominations!

      Although I like every blogger’s writing here as each one has their own unique style, these are some of the people who first came to my mind;

       

       

       Rules for the award:

      1. Thank the person who nominated you.Include the reason behind the award.Include the banner in your post.
      2. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
      3. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
      4. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
      5. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
      6. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!

      Here are my questions for the nominees!

      1. What does happiness mean to you?
      2. Describe your ideal day.
      3. Name some of your strengths.
      4. Do you idolize someone? If yes, who is it and why?
      5. Quote a book quote which you love.
      6. How would you define life?
      7. What is your favourite dessert?
      8. What inspires you?
      9. Which movie character do you like the most?
      10. What is your favorite colour?

      Looking forward to your answers!

      Have a happy day! Love, Pooja.

       

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