While it is snowing heavily outside and the School Board has announced school closures early morning, I am sitting comfortably with a cup of tea scrolling through my twitter tweets. I once again came across an appeal from Jamila Hanan and Hands 4 Rohingya related to donation and support needed for various projects that are […]
My dear WordPress family members,
I take this opportunity to let you all know that finally my first poetry book, “A Purple Handbag” got published in both paperback and Kindle version. I look forward for your support in helping me get some reviews on Amazon related to my book. it will be my honor for you to buy my copy today and leave a review on Amazon. Reviews go a long way in supporting Author’s work and helping them move forward in their writing journey. Below is the link for both my paperback and kindle version of the book. Thank you everyone. :):)
MedGlobal is travelling to Sierra Leone this November 2018 to deliever free healthcare in hospitals and community clinics. Click on the following link to donate directly to support this great cause:
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From last few days I have been reflecting upon this word “Success”. I guess my anxiety flared up with a fast approaching change in my work place and new job positions opening up with tough criteria and assessment exams involved. It will be total wrong of me to not accept that yes I got nervous, anxious of losing out.
By Natalie Babbitt
Number of pages: 139
Genre: Children’s fantasy novel, drama
Publication date: 1975
I spotted this novel one day , and instantly requested the owner to allow me to read it first. What made me so impatient to read a book that I won’t wait for my turn to get it? Simple answer, the title “Tuck Everlasting” caught my attention and sparked enthusiasm for me to read it.
The novel revolves around a very interesting story of a family and an eternal life.
Natalie Babbitt, did a beautiful job capturing the emotions of all characters along with vivid and rich imagery with light touch of humour throughout the book.
The story starts off with an adventure of a ten year old girl Winnie Foster who is tired of her family daily routine and decides to run away from her home town called Treegap. In her quest to run away she meets a seventeen year old boy Jesse along side of a pond and from there the author takes over with an interesting story about the family of Tucks and a mystery behind the spring water. Complications arises when a stranger follows Winnie Foster and find out the secret behind the spring water.
The story not only revolves around eternal life but beautifully captures the sincerity and purity of various human emotions and a special bond of friendship while leaving a reader with a question to think about towards the end of the story about immortality.
I will definitely recommend this book and give it a five star.
Review completed by N. Reflection
The Tao Te Ching is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism.
After gaining the understanding of Tao, Taoism, and reading about Laozi, I found the book very inspiring and composed of many philosophical views about life.
The Supreme Gift, by Coelho is a short book that focuses on Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, a passage from Bible. However, adapted from the original work of Henry Drummond, author has narrated about love in it’s own wisdom thus embarking inspiration and pouring wisdom in his readers.
I have been nominated by Nicolle for The Blue Sky Tag!
Thanks for the nomination Nicolle. It is quite an encouragement.
The Blue Sky Tag is where the participating blogger does the following in a blog post:
Thank the person who tagged you
Answer their 11 questions
Tag 11 people
Give them 11 questions to answer
This is my very first award the joy of receiving it is beyond explanation and very encouraging at the same time. I would like to thank Ally L. Mare for their wonderful recognition. As per the guidelines of this award, please refer below to seven interesting facts about myself and my theme based account Coffee in Style. I definitely make time to read other bloggers inspiring and unique submissions and my nominations are below. Thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂
“Black, White or Grey” – is a very diverse topic of discussion with different conclusions drawn by each and every one. However, it is important to consider that how this phenomena fits itself in the form of a communication and dealing with people? It is an established fact that everyone has different personalities with different behavior traits. Some individuals seem themselves fit in the category of highly sensitive people, while other consider themselves as strong, stubborn and not easily affected by criticism or negativity around them.
Starring at steam coming out of my hot tea in my favorite tea mug, one thought after another came in my mind and then faded away just like hot steam from my tea started to settle down.
I then looked at the title I gave to my article – “5 fingers”. Instantly my mind started to reel at various incidents around the globe among various communities, religions, race, and countries. Of course media plays a very powerful role in delivering these incidents to us. However, sometimes creating a positive influence on others yet at times fueling up negative thoughts and emotions among individuals of all age groups. Whatever, the impression might be given by media, the outcome sometimes fades away instantly and sometimes it lasts forever.
Back in school days I always used to wonder what does “developing as a person” really mean. At times the message communicated through educational institutes and professionals conveyed dual and mixed message to understand this term. Does developing as a person mean higher grades or does it mean to excel and thrive among yourself to become a more accepting and understanding individual?
Coping and accepting change is the topic we all can relate to at all times. “Change is constant”, I was once being told. It is true that change is constant. But coping with change requires some training, support, mentoring from people we trust and feel connected to at some level.
I decided to do this blog post as I get asked how can one help in supporting a humanitarian cause be it helping Rohingya Refugees, victims of terrorists attacks, natural disaster, violence, health matters, importance of education, or any number of other issues that are happening around the globe. I myself used to struggle around thinking of ways of giving my best back to humanity. However, we all have limitations. Our limitations are around unable to travel to those parts of the world and physically helping those who are in great need of financial and medical aid. This does not mean that we should get disheartened and give up. Take some time and read the following steps one can take and make a difference around the world even from their electronic devices. Always remember change is a constant process and does not happen overnight. One single step, even a thought of making a difference around the globe and reaching out starts the cycle of change and creates vibrations in the universe that overtime reaches out and affects everyone.
I learned about the works of Testimony Tailors through my twitter feed. I was deeply moved by the bravery of these women who do not want to give up, and wants to rebuild their lives. Even with very limited resources, they supported each other in Bangladesh camps and taught one another how to use a sewing machine.
Poetry is a language of universe
Poetry stays alive even long after we are gone
Poetry is cherished by each generation
Write poetry and write more
To heal oneself and others
Started working on my second poetry book The Rising. The book will stir your imagination around strength, courage , hope, spirituality and healing. Stay tune
An ability to stand up for oneself is beauty
The courage to say no to bullying is beauty
The strength to address what is wrong is beauty
To practice self development is beauty
To challenge oneself is beauty
Beauty lies within each one of us
and that is the beauty of a beauty
In the midst of events
When judgment is foggy
And pain unbearable
When night seems longer
And days are unhappy
I want to quit, run and hide
Letting my fears to win over me
But then I hear this voice
Gearing me in the direction I missed
Reminding me of my inner powers
Lifting my soul, bringing out my strength
To be a healer, a fighter, a hero
I bow my head in silence
To thank Him for not letting me give up.
Art never expires
It carries its own meaning
A unique identity
A silent message
A power to heal
Art comes in different forms
It is up to us to find it.