Support Cherish Our Children International Team

Hello Everyone… I hope everyone is in a great Thursday spirit and ready to roll into the weekend fun ūüôā

Guess what! This¬†Sunday April 8, I am doing my first 5K run. As extra motivation and determination to cross my event finish line, I have chosen Cherish Our Children International, COCI, as my Reason2Race¬†¬ģ.

Please click my link below, read my story and consider sponsoring me in this worthwhile cause!

https://my.reason2race.com/SandhyaChhetri/VintageParkHalf2018

Your support would mean so much to us and the children we serve!

Thank you so much!

Below is information on COCI —

Cherish Our Children International supports children in venerable situations around the world. Currently are supporting programs right here in Houston, Africa, Serbia, and Mexico.

Houston is our biggest program. No More Victims supports kids dealing with parental incarceration. The program supports them in completing their High School education. Moving on to college or a trade. Most importantly not following in the parents footsteps.

In Africa we support a home for orphaned children due mostly to the aids epidemic. The home has 10 children and a momma who takes care of them. We partner with SOS Children’s Village.

In Serbia we advocate for children with disabilities.

In Mexico we partner with ROHI providing education for children living in low income neighborhood in Reynosa.

I look forward for your support…

Thank you all.. Love you..

-S

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You are judged all the time

Wouldn’t life be so simple if nobody judged you for what or who you are? Yes, it would be like living in an equal society for real. We can run for our lives and others, and every single soul on the earth but still be judged by someone who would not approve of how you did the things even if they are happy with the results. This is life. So what do you do? Be the one you are.. Be what you want to be or who you want to be.. You just got this one life so live it by your rules and your wishes and your dreams. Just keep one thing in your mind or heart – not to hurt anyone in trying to run breathlessly on the track of life to reach THERE, in walking up that ladder… Just try, you might still end up hurting someone, the person hurt may be you but still you tried..

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She was sitting in the little garden full of lilies on her white chair with a brown book on her lap. She plucked few lilies that she had planted herself, trying to mix match the colors to bring the rainbow in her garden. Yeah lilies in her flowerbed were not white, they were blue and green with mix of pink-yellow petals. She was happy. Tears rolled down her cheek when she put them in the vase on the beautifully carved table in front of her. Her better half had worked so hard to bring the fallen tree to life. Standing in his workshop behind the garage, working for hours to carve the butterflies she wanted, coloring them with the colors that brought smile on her lips. She sat surrounded by nature and love, someone had poured for her. Her lips curved into a smile with eyes still flooded with longing for him. Her heart ached, she opened her brown book not to read the author but to read the note he wrote for her “Life is unimaginable. Future is not seen. Past is the memories we had created together. It is the journey we embarked on hopping from step to step. Present is you. You are my Love and I will be there around you even if I am not near. Smile and close your eyes and imagine the most happiest moments and you will find me.” She closed her eyes and smiled. A cool mountain breeze came and pressed a kiss on her forehead and she could hear the music of stream from the distance. He was there…! He was always there never judging her, always understanding her and always embracing her for who she was.

Then the back door opened and he came out walking with another white chair in his hands. He placed it right beside her and gave a peck on her cheek, she chuckled like a bird and kissed him back and asked for her lemonade… ūüôā

His hair is grey and she has wrinkled beautifully. They are old and they lived a full life.

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This is life. It is beautiful and there will be people around judging you, don’t mind them, but be with the one who would judge you only to help you find the person you are…!

Love you all…

S

 

 

 

When I was a child!

Bright blue sky with fluffy white clouds,

Little yellow daisies in the vast meadow,

I spent some time plucking daisies and then I lie down on the meadow with my hands folded under my head and I see the woolly round balls just moving around. I lie there looking at the sky, doing nothing, just spellbound by nature.

Surrounded by lush green mountains, that changes color from light green to dark green with shadows of wandering clouds,

Gushing sound of sparkling stream, so clean that you can see shiny pebbles in the bottom,

Butterflies dancing in the sweet breeze…

And I tip-toed across the stream  jumping very carefully from rock to rock collecting my favorite greens, daisies, pebbles and chasing the butterflies.

That was my childhood and I miss it… I wish this to be my future too.. ūüôā

– S

 

 

 

 

 

 

And it happened again :) DIY Holiday Headbands

Long Thanksgiving weekend, nothing much to do, so what do I do? Being in the most festive holiday mood that I could be, an idea popped up in my head to make headgear for holidays. So I got into my red beetle wearing my green sweater and white sneakers (of course I was wearing pants ūüėÄ , they were blue) and drove to Dollar store.. Before I go further with my DIY saga, here’s the link to my DIY : Holiday Headbands video –

Hope you guys enjoy it..

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So I entered the store, stocked up my basket with everything holidayieesh I could find, billed them and vroom I came home. My head flooding with ideas and I started immediately. Kept my phone on record mode and made four holiday headbands back to back. You won’t believe by the end of the work, I had around an hour of content. This was my first time recording DIY work so I was like woow. All of them were pretty (at least I thought so ūüėČ ) and my model ‘Mr Fizzy Moon’ was delighted!

Now came the task to edit the video and I have never done this before. So I sat and started to uncover, discover, explore the depths of Windows Movie Maker and well, it is pretty easy and simple to use. Pain was to decide on what part to remove and what to keep. So as the amazing movie maker I am ( hear the sarcasm in the voice guys), it took me hours to edit the video, and this is just the video. I have not even started my blunder with recording the narration ha ha. Video was done and audio was the next in hand.

Clicked the record narration button and started blabbering the script I had prepared. I was so nervous as if I am giving some speech in front of thousands of people ūüėČ . After I am done, I clicked on play and I hear nothing. Absolutely nothing, pitch dark silence. Phew, here goes my first attempt in vain. Rebooted the system, tried record again but this time I was smart, I just recorded for 5 seconds to test. Experience! ha ha. Again, the same problem and now started my google work of checking if others have seen the problem. After researching for an hour and trying multiple things, I found the answer on Microsoft answers page – In movie maker, the drop down menu button in the top left ->¬†Options ->¬†Audio and Video -> Available Audio Devices: select your speaker device. And woo-la, my problem was fixed. Recorded the narration and I sounded okay but can’t help it, have to use it now. Then I added some background songs, played with¬†¬†fading in and fading out of the background sound and I was done. I mean I don’t know how does the video look and sound but I was done.

Clicked on save the movie. Opened YouTube and uploaded the video. Hope you guys enjoy it! I will try to venture on any new idea that pops up into my head and share with you guys..

Love you BlingTreeG Family!

 

I was just coloring and it happened

A link to something colorful…

After a two day fiesta of thanksgiving, I was sitting and relaxing on my couch watching holiday movies when my eyes stuck the magic ink book I had brought a while ago.. I picked it and started coloring and it felt soothing, fun and magical.. I know saying it magical might be a stretch but for me it was. While growing up we never had such things and now I can enjoy them.. There is no age for fun so hope you enjoy the link to the fun I tried capturing in this video..

Love to BlingtreeG family!

See you soon…

FORGOTTEN LOVE ¬†– Chapter 4 (The Last one! )

Here’s the last and the final chapter…

Love can be confusing. I wish it was that simple to know what one’s heart is really set at. Some believe in heart playing the role, Some believe that its just the trick of your mind. So is all this just an illusion? An illusion of being in love with someone when you are just looking for comfort, wanting your heart to be at peace. Wait.¬† That is what being in love feels like or I am just being illusive again. Confused? She was also confused.

It was dawn and she was sitting near the window looking at the sky trying to find the answers to her confusion. Her eyes were not at rest and so was her brain. Edward was the love of her life. She had always imagined what it would be like to know that he loves her too. She would dream of being in his arms and loving him and growing old with him. After all these years, she still thought if he came back to her, she would immediately throw herself in his arms and live the life she had dreams about. Then why was it taking her so long to make that decision that her heart always craved for?

In our imagination we can make our world a fairyland where everything is so easy, every decision is like a piece of cake, every life that touches us is magical but in reality when one has to conclude life’s most important questions it takes everything you have within. This is no more a story telling. This is about every person. This is about you and me. This is about all the people that encircle your life. Do you think after so much of life experiences it would be easy to decide whom you would want to spend your entire life with? No, its not easy. But sometimes or for some people, they just know. Yes, there are such people. They do exists, among us. Sarah also knew some of those people. She wondered how did they know, how it was so easy for them to decide, why it had to be so hard for her? She did not have those answers. People belonging to this side cannot understand this, they have to decide on their own. They have to dig deeper inside their heart to get those answers and she did the same.

“Soulmates?” she thought. “Are they for real? How could there be just one person to whom our soul would connect to? That just sounds impossible. We meet so many people in our lifetime, with some we connect, with some we don’t. We keep those people in the inner circle of our life. With some we are comfortable to share our everyday life’s experience, with some we share our office stories, with some our deep dive fears, with some we just like to spend time. There cannot be just one person with whom we can connect at all the levels in all the areas. Our lives have vast emotions, how can we expect one person to totally understand us in all those emotions? Edward was the one with whom I had that connect at that time. He was there, then but actually he wasn’t there, even at that time. He wasn’t there for me. I always felt this huge pull towards him. I thought it was love. I thought he is the one I wanted throughout my life. He was the one for me. But is that for real? Is he my Soulmate?”

“He could be my soulmate for that time of my life. My soulmate to keep me away from some thing more horrendous. To protect me from some other emotion that might have broken me for life. I felt like that for him at that time for some reason. May be, I was emotionally so weak to sustain this world on my own. So he was there,¬† not mine but there, to get me ready for the world. To be strong enough to withstand any kind of heart break. To move around independently without being dependent upon a certain life. May be my feelings for him were so strong and I was not ready to let go, so that I would not choose someone who was not for mine to be. To have this life’s journey to reach to my destination.”

“Life has guided me here to this one person who has been there for me from the time I met him.¬†He never thought of going away from me. He was with me in all that was good and bad in my life. And then life gave me a final blow on the face by throwing my past back at me. It seems to be cruel. Why did this have to happen? ” She just sat there thinking why would life take this turn and make it so hard for her.

“Yes” she almost shouted. “This had to happen. This was ought to happen. If this was not a part of life’s plan then I would never have known about my doubts about Edward. I never thought that I would have doubts about him. These questions are right. These questions are for real. My feelings for him were real but in my past and now they are not so much feelings than memories. Memories of being in love with someone. If it wasn’t true then it would not have been so difficult to imagine my life with him. It’s getting more and more difficult to think of my life with him.¬† I don’t think that he is my soulmate for the present. I don’t.”

Right then, she had her answer. She had been sitting here for hours going through her life and trying to get an answer for her questions. And she now knew she should be with someone who stood by her when her¬†past came rushing back leaving her in confusion, who was there at that time when she needed someone the most. She knew who was her soulmate and whom she should be with. Sarah smiled and picked up her phone to call the one for her…

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This is life for you! Never be disheartened when it does not go the way you thought it would because there is a reason for it. A reason for you to learn something more important, to experience something more beautiful, to meet someone more worthy of you… Enjoy life because this is it!

Love you all..

Author : S

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True meaning of Friendship..

During one of these daily night readings of mine, I stumbled upon this really beautiful article about the true meaning of friendship and couldn’t stop myself from sharing it you all.¬†One of a very few write-ups that actually takes on to explaining the depth of this relationship. I totally hear it hence sharing it¬†with my blogger friends. Here’s the link to the piece –

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/201312/the-true-meaning-friendship

It speaks of a Japanese word Kenzoku which literally means family but there is more to it so go ahead and find out if you one or few of those Kenzoku in your life. I think I have few! ūüôā

Love to the BlingTreeG family!

All I see is Magic!

Yes true that. All I see is magic around me.

Everything around is the wonder of the positive energy that blankets us in the warmth of love.

Don’t just see.. try to look, my friend.

Life has the magical power to sparkle the rock…

Just give that one last shot after your last shot to grasp the rainbow. You tried so hard, I know.. You gave your everything, I know. May be you thought that this is what you have but someone somewhere believes that you have more than this within you. You are my hero. You are the warrior.

Love will protect you. So love with all you have and cherish of what’s around.

Magic begins when you look beyond naked eye.

Have faith…

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Love to the BlingTreeG family..

 

Patience!

S says ūüėČ

Awesome are those who are gifted with¬†immense patience as the biggest wonders are experienced¬†by those who didn’t give up till the grand finale¬†after the¬†finale.

‘Those’ who can survive the turmoil of emotions, walk through the hardships of this plastic world, believe in the miracles at the end of all the darkness¬†are the real ‘dream catchers‘.

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……and I was summoning my patience at Dallas airport where we (S+S) were stranded ūüėĬ†as the flights to San Francisco were getting cancelled due to bad weather ¬†… Spending a night at sleepy¬†San Diego airport…

…A story from our beginning…but before that, a glimpse of SFO..

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…misty sea…

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…while everyone was enjoying the beautiful golden gate bridge, I stole a glimpse to the little track leading to the blend of land and water…

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..breathtaking architecture..

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..loved the walks on these ups and downs..

During¬†our HM, we experienced¬†the never ending delays of our connecting flight to SFO in Dallas¬†which¬†was finally cancelled due to bad weather… What an unexpected start! The¬†“commencement of HM” saga started in the morning and the¬†episode of “us reaching SFO” ended next day in the afternoon. It took us one and half day to reach our destination from Houston ūüėÄ ..

So how did we end up spending a night in San Diego airport? That’s the mid story.. After the flights to San Francisco were¬†cancelled, we were given the option to fly to¬†Oakland¬†or San Diego. “I could see the dismay on faces of my fellow¬†passengers.¬†Everyone was¬†travelling home for holidays and airport was buzzing with¬†unsatisfied¬†customers of Southwest. I still remember the girl sitting opposite to me and tears in her eyes when they announced all the flights to SFO were cancelled. Thankfully I think she got a seat in the flight to Oakland.”¬†After getting assurance from ground staff that there are flights flying to SFO or San Jose from there, we got on to a flight to San Diego. But did it change the pace of our travel? .. we only wished… We landed at San Diego airport and got another surprise – all the flights were cancelled and airport closed at 11 pm ūüėÄ We were asked to leave the southwest waiting areas & hence the night at San Diego airport instead of our warm snugly bed in SFO ūüėČ

Next day in the morning, we were the first one to reach the Southwest counter and got the tickets to San Jose. Yup, still no flights to SFO.¬†One more interesting detail,¬†our checked in luggage somehow¬†ended up reaching Oakland (I am reminiscing all the memories and actually ROFL) ūüėÄ .. They arranged it to reach our hotel in SFO. You won’t believe it but we reached the hotel before our luggage arrived ūüėČ

Both of us are a strong believers in all the positives and hence in between all this mayhem we were able to find positive in the way things were working out for us. We also totally believe in –if you truly and I must insist TRULY want something, entire universe get into play to make sure you get it– so during the early stages of HM planning, we really wanted to include two items¬†– San Jose & a train travel but couldn’t, due to some constraints. Universe¬†had different plans for us ūüėÄ We¬†ended up flying to San Jose and then used Caltrain to reach SFO.¬† Yayiee… Train travel was so amazing, route was very beautiful.. Loved it. Also we got Southwest coupon of 200$ on each ticket for all the inconvenience. Everything worked out awesome¬†for us and we ended up with¬†an amazing story to share from our honeymoon… ūüėČ

Writings from¬†SFO – Weather was really bad for flight landings but was truly¬†beautiful for honeymooners ūüėÄ .. I always tell S that we saw SFO at its most beautiful (that’s what I believe in he he) and still have it buried in my heart and soul…

And for now I am keeping my patience with a smile on my lips, ¬†in the lap of flowing time, keeping my brains accustomed to never-ending journey of this-n-that I try everyday, in the beautiful music and above all, hope & faith I have in my heart for all the positives in the beautiful world…:)

Hope you enjoy the post..

Love

S…