An update and an apology to all my lovely followers

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Hope everyone is doing well. Sorry I haven’t been on lately. Life has just been cray cray lately. In December we lost my paternal uncle to cancer two days after my birthday. To all who have been following me for awhile can understand what my birthday is also somewhat of a hard day for me.  It’s been hard but I’m doing so much better. Work and virtual volunteering has been keeping me busy. I also have just written a story for Gayatri Gill’s (Swastik Productions Creator Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s wife) @thelockdowndiaryproject on Instagram. If any of you have Instagram then please check it out. I hope my story helps anyone who is having problems in their life. Stay Safe and Stay Blessed Everyone! Belated Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year, Happy Valentine’s Day, Easter wishes, Passover wishes, Indian New Year wishes, Rama Navami wishes, Hanuman Jayanti wishes, and Ramadan Mubarak/Ramadan Kareem! To all who have lost loved ones due to the pandemic my heart and prayers are with y’all. Sending prayers, love, and hugs to all! My deepest condolences to all who have lost loved ones to the worldwide pandemic! May all their beautiful souls Rest In Peace! They may be gone now but they will never be forgotten! Hopefully the pandemic will end soon!

Nurturing Thursday: Like a River

I hope y’all enjoy my sixty eighth entry for Becca’s Nurturing Thursday Challenge This week’s theme is Like a River. Here’s a link to Becca’s Blog https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2020/12/10/nurt-thurs-like-a-river/

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy!” I thank her for starting a challenge that will help us get through the difficulties that we all face. Thanks Becca for doing something to help everyone feel better especially since this world has been so cruel lately.

Four Songs that mention Like a River

Some Pictures & some Quotes about Like a River

“Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.”

~ Bill Copeland

“A book is kind of like a river; I simply jump in and start swimming.”

~ Melody Carlson

“What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.”

~ Ray Charles

“I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right.”

~ Maya Angelou

“The logs of wood which move down the river together Are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery.”

~ Nagarjuna

“People worship and revere Ganga as a mother, and then throw away flowers in a plastic bag into the same river.”

~ Dia Mirza

“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.”

~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it would hurt.”

~ Arundhati Roy

“I’m really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow… I stay at home and watch the river flow.”

~ George Harrison

“Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

~ Margaret Thatcher

“True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.”

~ Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along; sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” 

~ Emma Smith

Nurturing Thursday: No Apologies Necessary

I hope y’all enjoy my sixty seventh entry for Becca’s Nurturing Thursday Challenge This week’s theme is No Apologies Necessary. Here’s a link to Becca’s Blog https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2020/12/03/nurt-thurs-no-apologies-necessary/

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy!” I thank her for starting a challenge that will help us get through the difficulties that we all face. Thanks Becca for doing something to help everyone feel better especially since this world has been so cruel lately.

Four Songs that mention No Apologies Necessary

Some Pictures & some Quotes about No Apologies Necessary





“I’m not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies.”

~ Tommy Kirk

“ I have a no-apology policy. No apologies for jokes. I apologize in my real life all the time. I say ridiculous things, I make mistakes constantly. But when I’m on stage, I’m at a microphone… it’s a joke!”

~ Kathy Griffin

“I want to see young people in America feel the spirit of the 1960s and find a way to get in the way. To find a way to get in trouble. Good trouble, necessary trouble.”

~ John Lewis

“Make no mistake about it: Change is hard, but change is necessary.”

~ Lori Lightfoot

“With due apologies to Shakespeare, some people are born writers, some people achieve it after a lot of hard work, some people have a writing career thrust upon them. I am in that last group.”

~ Amish Tripathi

“The point of human evolution is adapting to circumstance. Not letting go of the old, but adapting it, is necessary.”

~ Sonali Bendre

“Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.”

~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.”

~ Indira Gandhi

“It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.”

~ P. G. Wodehouse

“Anne Boleyn isn’t a sympathetic character, but I like that she isn’t a people pleaser. She’s ambitious and manipulative, but she’s honest. I’m biased, but I don’t think a woman who has said ‘no’ to the King of England for six years would jump into bed with four of his best friends. She was a slick political mind.”

~ Lydia Leonard

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

~ Edmund Burke

“My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.”

~ Queen Elizabeth I

Nurturing Thursday: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

I hope y’all enjoy my sixty sixth entry for Becca’s Nurturing Thursday Challenge. This week’s theme is Gratitude and Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone that celebrates! Wish me luck tomorrow on Black Friday I will be working from 10 am to 10 pm. Here’s a link to Becca’s Blog https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/nurt-thurs-gratitude-and-thanksgiving/

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy!” I thank her for starting a challenge that will help us get through the difficulties that we all face. Thanks Becca for doing something to help everyone feel better especially since this world has been so cruel lately.

Four Songs that mention Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Some Pictures & some Quotes about Gratitude and Thanksgiving




“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”

~ Brene Brown

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

~ William Arthur Ward

“Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”

~ Alice Walker

“That’s one of the great things about Thanksgiving: Football’s on!”

~ Michael Strahan

“I was always spiritual, even as a child. I was taught to pray, show gratitude. We had an attitude of gratitude. Even if life was ugly, bad or sad – we prayed.”

~ Shilpa Shetty

“On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.”

~ Bobby Jindal

“I have visited Ajmer Sharif Dargah a couple of times before, and each time, it fills my heart with so much love and gratitude.”

~ Kirti Kulhari

“I love putting myself in survival simulation. Whenever I get an off, I often go out for camping, and thanks to my brother who has taught me all the survival skills.”

~ Abhinav Shukla

“When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude, and that’s when you can do your best… for yourself and for others.”

~ Cara Delevingne

“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”

~ Alfred North Whitehead

“It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do with your life, you will never stop needing your mum. And I will never stop needing mine, so thanks, Mum.”

~ Kate Winslet

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.”

~ Nigel Hamilton

Nurturing Thursday: Only You

I hope y’all enjoy my sixty fifth entry for Becca’s Nurturing Thursday Challenge. This week’s theme is Only You. Here’s a link to Becca’s Blog https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2020/11/19/nurt-thurs-only-you/

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy!” I thank her for starting a challenge that will help us get through the difficulties that we all face. Thanks Becca for doing something to help everyone feel better especially since this world has been so cruel lately.

Four Songs that mention Only You

Some Pictures & some Quotes about Only You




“If you only do it for money, that’s only what you get.”

~ Stephen Bennett

“You only live once.”

~ James Brown

“You only know what you know.”

~ Loretta Swit

“The only person holding you back is you.”

~ Normani Kordei

“As an entrepreneur, you only fail when you give up.”

~ Naveen Jain

“Only if you aspire for more will you achieve more.”

~ Chanda Kochhar

“Only humility can take you places.”

~ Ali

“You can only make the film that’s in you.”

~ Farah Khan

“It’s only the giving that makes you what you are.”

~ Ian Anderson

“You can only use what God gave you.”

~ Alun Wyn Jones

“Only do what your heart tells you.”

~ Princess Diana

“You only get one life: You have to do what you feel is right with it.”

~ Celia Hammond

One Liner Wednesday: Torture (Without Pain)

This is my sixty second post for Linda’s One Liner Wednesday Challenge. This week’s challenge is Torture (Without Pain) or just random funny and inspirational one liners. I tried to make it one liners but some are two liners. Hope everyone is doing well, staying home, and staying safe. Here’s a link to Linda’s blog https://lindaghill.com/2020/11/18/one-liner-wednesday-torture-without-pain/




“Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It’s a black wall. It’s a thief.”

~ Dave Grohl

“Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.”

~ Barack Obama

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, sings the tunes without the words never stops at all.”

~ Emily Dickinson

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

~ Maya Angelou

“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

“There is nothing intrinsic linking any religion with any act of violence. The crusades don’t prove that Christianity was violent. The Inquisition doesn’t prove that Christianity tortures people. But that Christianity did torture people.”

~ Salman Rushdie

“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.”

~ Shakuntala Devi

“Women, especially in rural India, have to undergo such suffering & pain. It is important for our cinema to address their pain, anger, & frustration.”

~ Bhumi Pednekar

“To suggest that God specifically created a worm to torture small African children is blasphemy as far as I can see. The Archbishop of Canterbury doesn’t believe that.”

~ David Attenborough

“I have this system. I torture my husband and everyone around me with my nerves and anxiety. Then, when I get on stage, the fear is gone. I’ve exhausted myself. It just dissipates.”

~ Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”

~ D. H. Lawrence

“When I started dating I had this kind of Romeo and Juliet, fateful, romantic idea about love. It was almost that you were a victim – that there was a lot of pain involved and that was how it should be.”

~ Emma Watson

Nurturing Thursday: Roast Some Marshmallows

I hope y’all enjoy my sixty fourth entry for Becca’s Nurturing Thursday Challenge. This week’s theme is Roast Some Marshmallows. Here’s a link to Becca’s Blog

https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2020/11/12/nurt-thurs-roast-some-marshmallows/

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy!” I thank her for starting a challenge that will help us get through the difficulties that we all face. Thanks Becca for doing something to help everyone feel better especially since this world has been so cruel lately.

Four Songs that mention Roast Some Marshmallows

Some Pictures & some Quotes about Roast Some Marshmallows




“A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.”

~ Humphrey Bogart

“Garlic oil is one of my favorite things on the planet. You can roast 20 cloves of garlic in oil and use it in everything – you can even slide those soft whole cloves into a dish of hot mashed potatoes.”

~ Chrissy Teigen

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

~ Barack Obama

“I love raw cookie dough, right out of the tube. The other thing I eat is marshmallow fluff.”

~ Sandra Bullock

“I believe that one version of the good in life can be defined by the moments I sometimes had playing tennis as a sixteen-year-old. You’d be out on the court for an hour, two hours, sometimes an entire roasting hot day, & every single thing you hit would go in. Hit that ball as hard as you wanted, wherever you wanted, & it went in.”

~ Atul Gawande

“I started cooking seven years ago for real, and I started with pasta, and lasagna and roast chicken. Very normal American dishes. When I turned on Food Network, or any sort of cooking channel, that’s what people were making. So that’s where your education comes from.”

~ Aarti Sequeira

“If you aren’t humble, whatever empathy you claim is false and probably results from some arrogance or the desire to control. But true empathy is rooted in humility and the understanding that there are many people with as much to contribute in life as you.”

~ Anand Mahindra

“Think of the universe as a benevolent parent. A child may want a tub of ice-cream and marshmallows, but a wise parent will give it fruits and vegetables instead. That is not what the child wants, but it is what the child needs.”

~ Srikumar Rao

“I make a good roast chicken.”

~ Claudia Winkleman

“The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.”

~ Alexander Pope

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

~ William Shakespeare

“I love cheeseburgers & chocolate – milk, not dark, & hot chocolate with marshmallows in the winter!”

~ Nina Dobrev

One Liner Wednesday: The Brain

This is my sixty first post for Linda’s One Liner Wednesday Challenge. This week’s challenge is The Brain or just random funny and inspirational one liners. I tried to make it one liners but some are two liners. Hope everyone is doing well, staying home, and staying safe. Here’s a link to Linda’s blog https://lindaghill.com/2020/11/11/one-liner-wednesday-the-brain/




“Experiences shape the brain, but the brain shapes the way we view experiences, too.”

~ Helen Fisher

“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.”

~ Thomas A. Edison

“I’ve been through a lot with sickle-cell, but my recovery from the brain tumor was the hardest thing.”

~ Tionne Watkins

“When I look at the human brain I’m still in awe of it.”

~ Ben Carson

“There is a gap between the heart and brain – that is where the soundbox lies. Some sing from their heart; others use their brain.”

~ Asha Bhosle

“In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. ”

~ Swami Vivekananda

“When looking at the brain, it is important to go beyond its structure to its function. This is because often in cognitive disorders, the structure of the brain is intact, but its function is compromised.”

~ Aditi Shankardass

“Nobody programmes the brain, yet it keeps learning. India shouldn’t miss the emerging age of brain-inspired computing.”

~ Kris Gopalakrishnan

“I’m so interested in the brain. I read true crime.”

~ Katie Price

“Books, the children of the brain.”

~ Jonathan Swift

“Hermione Granger is the mix of brain and heart that I’ve always wanted to be.”

~ Melanie Scrofano

“One has to understand the functioning of the normal brain before studying the badly malfunctioning brain.”

~ Mark Walport