Words of a grandmother to her family and grandchildren, on her birthday, who turned 90..
"I was going to sort some papers and discard, well, I started reading some letters and clippings, and the afternoon was gone and I still didn't pitch much. Also, ended up being depressing as they were stuff with square dancing and to think that we were all so young and there were three thousand at the convention. So many of those friends are gone. Where has the time gone.???Life was wonderful, many happy memories but I miss those days and family and friends. But I guess I was fortunate to have such wonderful memories of happy times. My life was good.
I may sound like an old lady preaching, but you young folks live your life to the fullest, because you can't come back and redo it. So after all is said and done, you also will have happy memories to remember."
Love and Prayers, mom
Strange but true...!!!!!
1 - Inspite of so many colors - Black & White is considered Class.
2 - Inspite of so many voices words & sounds - Silence is considered ultimate.
3 - Inspite of so much to eat - Fasting is considered healthy.
4 - Inspite of so much to travel & explore - Meditating under trees & mountains is considered superior.
5 - Inspite of so much to see - Closing your eyes & looking within is Apex.
6 - Inspite of listening to all the outside world - Voice from inside You is eternal.
7 - Inspite of a Sweet charming Life - A Peaceful Soul is Solace & Divine.
Trust your Senses. Live a Great Life.
For all woman... Make sure that every woman in your life reads this:
1.Take care of your health. Spend time n money on maintaining yourself.
2.Learn to be independent. Its perfectly ok to not earn, but its important to be independent.
3.Learn to ride that bike or drive that car. You don't always need an escort!
4.Learn about investments and taxes. Its not necessary to have someone else manage your savings n earnings all your life.
5.Plan and save for your own gifts n desires. You don't always need a boyfriend or husband or your dad to buy you something you love. Gift yourself!
6.take equal responsibility of your parents. Its not acceptable to expect everything from your brother every time.
8.Let the father take care of the unwell child once in a while. Its ok. Your career is equally important and the father is equally responsible.
9.Let other family members take care of your kitchen sometimes. Its ok if the kitchen platform is exceptionally unclean or sink is full of dirty vessels. Relax n take that break!
10.Help the other woman, even if you dont like her ;) You never know what her battles are. Empower the needy ones, like your maids. Teach her basics of hygiene, education and finances.
11.Create a support system. Its ok to get on well with inlaws! Not every family needs to have a saas-bahu drama.
12.Have some friends (men and women) beyond your husband's or boyfriend's group. Its ok ! Spend some time away from family with your friends.
13.Its ok to not cry. Not all women need to be senti all the time ;)
14. Be vigilant, be prepared to handle tough situations. When things go wrong, try to be balanced and find way out of your problems. You don't need to play the victim.
15. Find time to read and keep yourself updated.
16.Raise independent, caring and health conscious kids. Make all family members equally accountable and responsible.
17. Create different girlie groups. Share your problems and seek opinions. Finally take your own decision and be confident about it.
18. Spend some time doing what you like, even if its just sitting idle. Dont feel guilty about it, just because others feel its worthless.
19. Believe in yourself...... . If you don't, no one else will