30 December 2010

L'arte d'arrangiarsi..

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"There's a wonderful Italian expression - L'arte d'arrangiarsi - the art of making something out of nothing. The art of turning a few simple ingredients into a feast.. or a few gathered friends into a festival..Anyone with a talent for happiness can do this."
~an excerpt from my current read ..Eat Pray love ..

With New Year just around the corner , waiting with bated breath to come knock on my door,these words are even more significant to me..because they inevitably reflect the reality of life we sometimes forget..the fact that life is about ' this moment ' about Now..
Perfect or Imperfect, Opportune or Inopportune, People or Situations, Something or Absolutely nothing ..its our perspective.. its the way we handle and deal with it ...

coz no matter how hard you try , every once in a while there are things that go wrong , there are friends who become ungrateful ..
as I reflect on the year gone by ..even though things haven't quite gone that wrong, people have.. Infact I've had more than my share of ' undeserving ' friends.. and believe you me, I've sulked and moaned,got angry with myself because my friendships , my relationships , they are important to me.. and I take them seriously..
Perhaps too seriously sometimes..

and therein lies my learning from this year ..

The fact that there will always be people who deserve you and who don't ..
and people who bring you down , take you for granted or don't give you the respect you deserve--they DON'T deserve you ..
people who say all the right words at the right times but don't convey it via their actions--they DON'T deserve you either ..
and these are people who are best left in the past ..

As I embrace the New year , I know I have yet another chance to get things right and therefore L'arte d'arrangiarsi..thats going to be mantra.. because someone said,"Many things can make you miserable for weeks, but there are few that can bring you a whole day of happiness"
and I am going to turn that " Few " into " Many " ..
Thats my mantra , thats my plan ..
What's yours ? What have you learnt from this year and what do you wish to change ?

25 December 2010

22 December 2010

Oh! how I love the rainy days ..

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The rain against my window brings back memories galore
Of crazy times spent together and more..
Never a care in the world , no sore
I've always loved you baby, you I still adore ..

Oh how I love the rain and how it brings out the poet or poetess in me ;) Remember this poem ? It ranks as one of my best ones, so says hubs :D and I agree too ..

On a serious note, it has been raining incessantly and its crazy, yet amidst this craziness I am glad I’ve still somehow managed to mail all my cards.. and as I wrote my cards this year I thought this is one of those many hundred things I want to pass on , teach my children someday in the future ..Christmas after all is all about family, love and relationships ..wouldn’t you agree ?

Two more days to Christmas !!!

05 December 2010

P.S. I Love You

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With you my love , every journey is replete with a myriad adventures , be it the one we started four years back on this day or the one we took to commemorate our four years of togetherness ..

As we grow old together , I know the best is yet to be ..
I know the best is the * being together * part ..
Happy Anniversary sweetheart ♥‿♥
Love ya always !

01 December 2010

So much to be grateful for..

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for my adorable grandparents who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary y'day ..
I am so happy we got to spend some amazing time together ..Thank you for all the thoughtful things that you've done and all that you continue to still do ..
Love you guys and hope we'll make it to your milestone someday..

for being in Chicago aka Windy City or more apt for now Snowy Windy City ..
I wanted to travel someplace new for our 4th anniversary this year and here I am ..
Thank you my darling hubs for always always making my every wish come true ..

Feeling terribly happy and blessed !!!

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