My Gratitude Post for August 2017.

Cookie  awaits eagerly for an opportunity to grab my skirt as I pass by his cage (he sits atop his cage, never inside it!). No sooner does he get a hold of me than he leaps off his cage and latches on to my skirt; rapidly climbing up all the way to my shoulders, he …

Ganpati Bappa Morya!

Tomorrow we bid adieu to our favourite deity, the elephant headed Lord Ganesha - our very dear Ganpati Bappa.  Ganeshotsav was started by freedom fighter Lokmanya Balgangadhar TIlak with the hope of bringing people together. He did succeed in his endeavour, as we can see around us today.  People of different faiths come together to …

Love – Lost and found.

  Four months ago, I lost the love of my life, my pet dog, Chikoo. The heartache was unbearable. All the love that I was  used to, was gone, forever.  Dealing with his absence was exhausting. Heartbreak, or loss of someone you have loved dearly, takes its toll on the heart.  It takes time to …

A new phase begins.

  You know how, when you are about to set off on a journey, or embark upon a  new venture, you experience those butterflies in your stomach? Well, that's just how I feel as I type my first post on my new blog! As I sit here, trying to work out my thoughts, align them …

Hug more often.

In the city of Vienna, Austria, lives a young man by the name, Thyago Ohana.  Let's call him an angel in disguise. You will soon learn why. Every two or three months, he goes out on the busy streets with a big smile and a sign that says, "Free hugs".  He opens his arms for …