Being cooped up inside all day, writing that was part of my job, gave me the desire to venture out in nature, to enjoy the sunny day, and think deep thoughts.
So I informed my boss that I had an errand to run and during my lunch break, I grabbed a sandwich from the deli across the street and headed towards the park near my office.
The sight of intense blue sky and golden flowers swaying in the spring breeze acted like a tonic on my tired brain and boosted my wilting mood, adding a zing to my step and a lightness to my step; this walk was just what I needed.
This year, both I and my husband took some initiative and went flower shopping in our nearest garden center. He brought roses in a variety of shades and colors while I got a couple of citrus trees and some creepers. The trees promise to bear fruit in a year or so and the creepers are growing nicely. The need is to maintain a balance between too much care and neglect. 🤩
Spring is that time of the year
That invites us to venture out
See the greenery sparkling in the sun
And flowers blooming in the garden
Come out, step out in the outdoors
Enjoy this exhibit from nature before it fades away!
I had just drained my cup of green tea after my dinner.
Since my stomach surgery, the amount of food that I can eat or the fluid I can drink at one time is severely limited. So having a cup of green tea entails that I sip it slowly, as it cools down over a span of at least half an hour.
Medically and according to our religious teachings, eating slowly is a good thing. It gives a chance to our stomach to send the signal to the brain that it’s full. This process takes around 20 minutes so if we eat fast, we often eat beyond the point that we are full but since the signal arrives with a delay, we often eat more than we should. By getting this surgery and creating this self-imposed restriction on myself, I’ve limited my intake by almost 1/8 of what I’d normally eat. The result is quite satisfying. In the last almost 4 1/2 months I’ve lost 18 kilograms of fat, that’s about 39 pounds.
NowI do empty my plate but it’s usually a very small plate and I do it slowly. I’m achieving my objectives, albeit slowly.
Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is «the last thing you emptied.» Think of the last thing you emptied or something you empty often and use it as your prompt any way you like. Have fun!
The holy month of Ramadan is starting all over the world tomorrow and I want to wish the whole Muslim Ummah the blessings of this holy month.
Most Muslims fast the entire month of Ramadan and also put in extra effort to increase in good deeds by giving charity, feeding the poor, and behaving in an exemplary way. Allah doesn’t need us to starve ourselves and this fasting helps us attain spiritual purity. Also, we get to understand the meaning of true hunger that those who don’t have food to fill their bellies, feel.
May we all be the best we can be during this holy month, and carry it forward in the year ahead. Aameen.
Respond to this Friday Faithfuls challenge by writing about Saint Patrick’s Day, or by going with anything else that you think fits
My first grandchild, a boy was born on March 17, 2010. We, my husband and myself, became grandparents for the first time and his birthdays is always celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and excitement.
It was only when we came to America, that I came to know the significance of March 17 for the rest of the western world. While everyone celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th, we celebrate our grandson’s birthday and becoming grandparents!
Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tape.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Use it any way you like. Enjoy!
My almost 4 year old granddaughter is often at our place as her school is right next to our home.
She loves to make “ projects” with paper, baby scissors, and tape! She like using all sorts of tape but her favorite is duct tape as it’s easy to tear and she can do it by hand. For her “special projects,” she needs help with cutting scotch tape and either her mom or I are the ones asked for helping her.
Yesterday she wrote a lot of squiggly lines on a piece of paper and after putting it in a small envelope, she sealed it with duct tape. When i complimented her on her writing, with a serious expression on her face she told me that she is still learning to write and her mom helps her when she wants to write!
How adorable children are and I’m amazed how aware they are even at this age. 😍
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