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The last time I wrote about my birthday was before my wedding. The most cliched Last fling before the ringhappened when I completed my 29 years. Earlier, I had planned entering my 30's in a modest way. I was sure that I would be working with a "Just married" tag and go to a vacation at Goa. To keep the long story short, things were different. I landed on my 30 as a new Mom. Totally different than I ever imagined. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most special moments in my life and an unexpected one. That's what makes my journey all the more special.

As I stepped into 31, I took the time to thank my family for bearing with me for so long.  As much as I learnt about myself in my 20's, they learnt so much about me too. They have always known what I liked, but mid and late 20's taught us what I don't like as well as what I am not. I really thought of myself as a person who can manage any situation and any person. Yes, I can, with a sense of professionalism, bu…
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Enter the Escape Room Now!

Do you remember the last time you played with your colleagues? Yes, colleagues! Not the usual office party games or the treat days that we spend outside. The one like Paintball. The one that involves the entire team to really play as a team. The one where we have fun and still learn from it. The one that makes our grey cells work and gives us an adrenaline rush. I hardly remember finding anything of those sorts now. The trampoline jumps or the theme park games are really games of the past.
What would it be like to play themed games? Especially the ones adapted from movies or books? Would you love to play them? Would you just like to be a part of them? Only some movie plots pull us to the edge of the seat. Similarly, only some book sequences makes us turn pages quickly wanting to know what happens next. That's exactly what ParanoiaQuest makes you do. It makes you relive the experiences by being part of their escape rooms. I loved the following ideas:
Remember the Harry Potter Maze …

My Gratitude List for May #GratitudeCircle

Hello May,
Oh, don't worry, this isn't a letter to May. It's just that I started writing letters this month, I am so tuned to it, I started my gratitude post that way. I am definitely thankful for the letters I wrote this month on my blog. I am delighted I poured my heart out in them and glad many of you loved it. Thanks to all, Yes, I am yet to reply to each comment, I will definitely do it soon.
Since May 1st was "Labor Day" and hubby had a holiday, we went to a relative's place. Ilakkiya had a nice time with her cousins. She takes her time with people and I appreciate it. It is her first time with a few of them, but she got along with them after sometime. It is important to me because it tells me she loves playing with other kids and I must make an effort to frequently let her do it. Kids must play with other kids. They learn a lot especially to share with people, to know that we always have enough. Thiagu and I enjoyed the evening and our conversations

Do You Want to Live Clean Today?

Cleaning is a routine that takes away most of our time. Some enjoy cleaning whereas others don't. Many of us would have followed forums and bookmarked never ending list of tips to "maintain a clean home". However, those are great to read and follow for the first time, but a few weeks later we are back to square one when it comes to a cleaning routine. I have also received many suggestions about getting help from companies. I have always been very apprehensive of them. In today's busy world, where both parents work and travel in short notice, cleaning is a job worth outsourcing. However, some doubts still come and go:

How could you let someone clean it up for us? Is it necessary to let someone do the cleaning?Would someone really take so much care like us? (Even if we hardly do it once a week or sometimes once a month)Is it really worth the money spent? Well, sometimes it is needed. Honestly, a full thorough house cleaning is much like giving your home some well-deser…

Oh, Dear Lady, Wake Up!

Oh, Dear Lady, Wake up! It is time to rise and shine, Stop thinking you are not worthy, For heavens, stop believing what others say you are!

Oh, Dear Lady, Wake up! Why listen to people who call you unlucky, When you carry courage in your heart And kindness in your soul!

Oh, Dear Lady, Wake up! Some words hurt deep, Some actions might too, So never forget you are your first friend!

Oh, Dear Lady, Wake up! If you love being the corporate homemaker, You know what you want, You have every right to chase your dreams, And live them too!

Oh, Dear Lady, Wake up! If you are a housewife, Spending your life within four walls, To build this love nest we call our home, You must allow yourself to follow your dreams!

Oh, Dear Lady, Wake up! You deserve a partner who respects you, Adores and celebrates you, For you are God's angels, A unique blend, fragile yet strong!

Oh, Dear Lady, Wake up! Chin up, smile and look at you, You will see a precious gift in front of you, A woman with a bright smile, Who makes it all worthwhile!

Letters to my Daughter: On your first birthday

Dear Ilakkiya,
A year has gone by,
Since you came into our lives,
We enjoy every precious moment,
All the simple things once again.
We wanted a little angel,
And we were blessed with one,
We realized someone so little,
Could occupy all the space in our heart.
The once upon a Time sleepless nights,
Are beautiful memories now,
Those moments I watched you sleep,
Came out as beautiful poetries.
We love you with all our heart, mind and soul,
For you are a blessing in our lives,
Happy birthday Darling,
Stay as blessed as you are now!
Love, Amma & Appa

I saved this letter for today. Happy birthday my sweetheart! Have many blessed moments today and forever.

A post shared by Jayanthy G (@jayanthygovindarajan) on May 24, 2018 at 6:58pm PDT

Wednesday Verses: A Different Light

At times, Life isn't what we think it is,
A loss makes us see it in a different light,
Some deaths make us see the bright side,
Whereas others shatters our core.
Life is different after the loss of a loved one,
The one who treated us dear,
The only one who trusted us through tough times,
Life isn't going to be the same again.
Life has come to a standstill,
We don't have a path to travel,
Life without you is not what we need,
It hurts deeply and we feel daunted.
Life shattered all faith we had,
Hope doesn't look strong anymore,
All we want to do is sit and cry,
At the empty days ahead of us.

Prompt #16 is “Different
Joining Vinay and Reema for #WednesdayVerses.