living our best life – three/two wishes


My question this week is

By some weird twist of fate, you are given 2 wishes. What would you wish for?

Iam re-sharing this post that I wroteresponse



She asks;

Just like in a fairytale, a genie pops out of a bottle and you are instantly granted three wishes………..what would they be?

  • The rules: you can’t ask for more wishes, and you can’t ask anything for yourself.


This is a great question Wendi, the stipulation that we cannot ask anything for ourselves is the difference which will separate the selfish desires from the ones which we actually should be wishing for!

Three wishes;

• I would ask that the people of this world finally realize that we all are equal in every respect. So that we can learn to live in harmony and peace with each other.

I would ask for kindness to be a part of every human being’s personality. So that they are kind to themselves and each other too. And kind to the planet they are living on.

• Health and well-being for all, including that of my family, children, and friends.

If these wishes were granted, I am sure that the world would become a totally different place to live in. In fact, it would become as close to heaven as could be on earth.



Sharing my truth about grudges and other things

Melanie is our gracious host for Share Your World


What are three scents you like?

I like to wear perfume and my preference is floral scents. I also love the vanilla and pine scent.

What is something true (factual) that most other people don’t believe?

I’d say the presence of God, almighty is an indisputable fact that some people question. But I don’t want to force my beliefs on others, so another fact that people may find hard to believe is that potato chips cause more weight gain than any other food!( Really!)

Would you rather have a massage or get facial?

I love getting facials and have never had a massage. So I’ll love a facial if it’s anti-aging and free.

Have you ever thrown someone a really extravagant party?

Many birthday parties when my kids were small. One especially I remember when my eldest daughter turned 3. We invited around 50 guests and made all the food at home. I’m glad we don’t have to do that anymore.


Feel free to share some gratitude. It can be a photo, image, quote or just some wisdom.

Saw this on a blog a few days ago!

In addition to SYW, I’m also answering This question from Melanie, for truthful Tuesday

What’s Your Opinion Of Grudge Holding?”

We, humans, love to hold grudges. It’s very tempting to lay the blame on someone else and remember it.

I used to do this when I was younger. But as I grew older, few things helped me change my way of thinking.

1. Holding a grudge makes a person vindictive and small-minded. We wait for bad things to befall the one we have a grudge against.

2. It is a negative emotion and takes a toll on our soul. Forgiveness on the other hand releases this negativity and elevates us spiritually .

3. Forgiving others makes us free of carrying the burden of a sense of wrongdoing.

This is my opinion about holding grudges.

My thanks to Melanie for these interesting questions.




If I am being honest about “ Likes”

Frank, the PC guy asks;

My question to you this week is, exactly how important are likes to you on your blog, and how do you determine if you are going to click like on other bloggers’ posts?


I have read so many posts and comments about the “Likebutton. Frankly, and honestly, it doesn’t make much of a difference to me when I get a lot of likes on my posts or a few. I know that out of the so-called 4500+ followers of my blog, a mere 2-3% of people actually read and interact with me on my blog.

A like is the first indication that someone was here. They might or might not have read the post. The really important indicator is a comment. Though not everyone who had read a post will comment. Most feel that they don’t have anything to add to previous comments. Some are too busy and others may not find themselves in full agreement with the post but are being polite.

When do I click the like button?

I like and read all the posts from my favorite bloggers, who I consider my friends. Sometimes I don’t click the like button because the post is not what I agree with. Or am comfortable with it. And sometimes I do click the like button because I am short of time and want to show the blogger that I was here.



I’m being truthful!

Frank asked these either/or questions;


  1. Do Housework or Yardwork?
  2. Clean the Kitchen or the Bathroom?
  3. Do Laundry or Dishes?
  4. Mow or Edge the lawn?
  5. Get up early or Stay up late?
  6. Cook or Eat Out?
  7. Go to a restaurant or Order take-out/delivery?
  8. Vacuum or Dust?
  9. Have a Large Party or a Small Gatherings?
  10. Read Fiction or Non-fiction?

My answers;

1. House work is easier for me.

2. Either is fine if done regularly, otherwise the kitchen would be my choice.

3. Laundry, any day.

4. Mow the lawn. I can do that standing up.

5. Get up early. And that what I do daily.

6. Eating out if someone else is paying.

7. Go to the restaurant so that I don’t have to do the dishes.

8. Vacuum!

9. Small gathering of friends or family.

10. Fiction!


Thanks Frank for these fun questions.



Truthful Tuesday – Careers

Frank is the host of Truthful Tuesday

The Question

When you were in grade school, what did you want to be when you grew up? Were you right, or did you end up doing something else?


I think I always wanted to be a doctor. There was a brief time when in high school I realized that being very good in mathematics, I could easily opt for a career in engineering, but my paternal grandmother opposed the idea. Girls could be doctors or teachers but not engineers!

I did get into medical school, or college as we call it here, and studied there for four years. Then the story changed and I decided to get married and start a family!

I was right in that that I had an aptitude for the medical profession. I was good at diagnosing diseases, at putting the patients at ease and most importantly, I had a good grasp of my subjects. But life had other plans for me. I could have continued my studies after marriage, but then other factors played a role in this game called life and I finally thought that since I cannot continue with my medical career, I should withdraw from college. I later gave an exam to get a bachelor’s degree in science.

I ended up being a wife and a mother. As careers go, this is the most difficult and most rewarding career. But I think the least appreciated.




Truthful Tuesday- Surprise!

Frank is our host of Truthful Tuesday

The Question

Does it ever surprise you that people pay attention to your blog?


When I started blogging almost 3 years ago, I was tremendously surprised and pleased that people were reading my blog.

Now 3 years later, my surprise and gratitude haven’t lessened. I am very grateful that people read, like, and comment on what I write. It has been a satisfying journey and a great learning experience.

Blogging has given me what I never expected. It has given me a big community that I call my blogging family. They are wonderful people who not only read but also encourage me.

Just yesterday I got the message that my annual renewal fee is going to be due soon. I pay $8 per month,( $96 per anum) for my site. It may look expensive, but it’s cheaper than any therapy. My blog is my therapy, it’s my outlet and it’s what gives me confidence. So I don’t grudge spending money on it.

Writing, thinking and interacting here via my blog keeps my brain active and keeps me mentally young. Who wouldn’t want that?

Thanks Frank for this interesting question.



Truthful Tuesday- Public transport or private

Frank is the host of Truthful Tuesday

The Question

If you live somewhere that it’s essential to own a vehicle for day-to-day living, if public transportation where you live were to suddenly be improved to the point that it became a viable alternative to taking your own vehicle, would you still feel the need to own a vehicle? On the flip side, if you do live where there is decent public transportation, do you still find it necessary to own a vehicle?


As kids we would go to school on the school bus. And sometimes when the bus was delayed, we, a few friends would board the public bus and then walk home together. The advantage was that we were living in Islamabad at the time and those were peaceful times.

In medical college, our institute had its own system of picking up the students from hostels and dropping them at the hospital or the college. We had the time of our lives when we traveled to and from our hostel to the college as we friends sat together, had fun and laughed a lot. (Crazy fun)

Fast forward to adulthood and the concept of traveling in public buses was a no-go for women and children. It wasn’t considered safe and would take twice the time it took by private transport. The situation is still the same here and the public transport system is not that good either.

I was in Seattle for the last 5 years and I loved their public transport system. The busses were mostly on time, the routes were so planned that I could go almost everywhere by bus and it was clean and safe. And it was cheaper than owning a car and running it. Besides I got to meet a lot of people from different countries on my travels.

If I was in Seattle, I’d choose to travel by public transport, but in Pakistan, it isn’t a viable option.




Truthful Tuesday- Movies at home or in theater?

Frank is our host for Truthful Tuesday

The Question

When it comes to movies, do you prefer watching them in the comfort of your own home, or would you rather go to a theater?


There are two different scenarios regarding this question;

1. Pre-covid; I loved to go to the theater and watch movies. It was the preferred way to get the cinematic experience. If it was an old movie, I would watch it at home.

2. Post-covid; I feel it’s not safe to inhale the same air many others are breathing in. I would rather wait for the movie to be available for purchase of rent than to expose myself to the possibility of getting sick.

If and when we beat this virus, I may go to a theater to watch a movie, but I don’t see that happening this year, and maybe not the next one either.




Truthful Tuesday- Odd pleasures

Frank of PC guyIV asks a question on Tuesday, which we have to answer truthfully.

Truthful Tuesday

The Question

What’s something that you thoroughly enjoy doing that others might find a bit odd? What makes it so enjoyable?


I thoroughly enjoy blogging which my family and real-life friends find odd. They are always asking why I’m always stuck to my phone, using the tiny touchpad to type out my blog posts. There are some people who even ask “what is a blog?”

Though there are over 600 million blogs in the world today, not everyone has heard of blogging, let alone read a single post!

At the same time, I am very grateful to my blogging family who not only read my posts but also like and comment on them.

Thanks you so much!




Truthful Tuesday- Better late than never

Frank is the host of this Challenge

The Question;

Is “better late than never” always true, or are there times where never would be the preferred option?

While hurrying from one place to another, this is 100% true. Getting to our destination in one piece albeit late is much preferable than never getting there at all!

As for other situations in life, it would depend on what and when.

Homework submitted late is perhaps better than not doing it at all.

Food prepared late would test the patience and appetite of the dinners and it would be better to order in.

Tasks assigned at work would be way better submitted on time but late is still better than never.

Visiting a loved one later than intended is still better than never.

Showing up for a date late may not be better than never if the person you are meeting is a stickler for punctuality. It would be better to not show up at all and feign a memory loss! 😛