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! 🙂

Love to the BlingTreeG family!

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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 😉

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 😀 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 😀 ..

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 😀 We were asked to leave the southwest waiting areas & hence the night at San Diego airport instead of our warm snugly bed in SFO 😉

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) 😀 .. They arranged it to reach our hotel in SFO. You won’t believe it but we reached the hotel before our luggage arrived 😉

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 😀 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… 😉

Writings from SFO – Weather was really bad for flight landings but was truly beautiful for honeymooners 😀 .. 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…

FORGOTTEN LOVE #CHAPTER 3

Hello there.. This is the third chapter in the series “Forgotten Love”. I have been working on this love series for a very long time now.. To know what happened earlier here, please click these links Chapter-1 and  Chapter-2 . Hope you enjoy the ifs and buts of Sarah and Edward.

Some people love to Live, but some live to Love… Are you one of those?

Noises coming from the lobby broke her concentration. She was indulged in the old yellow pages of her all time favorite Gone with the wind when she heard the paramedics. It took her only a second to get up from the chair and briskly walk outside. Sarah was standing in between the stretchers being dragged around the hallway, shrieking cries of people, families and friends nervous and asking questions in anxious voices. She stood there still, holding her book tightly towards her chest. It is not the first time when there had been a situation like this here but today was different for Sarah. Her life was taking bit of a serious turn today. Philip had asked her out and her mind was too busy since last night thinking about all the ifs and buts about him, if it is a good idea, is he the right guy for her. Tide of related and unrelated questions had swamped her world today. He is taking her out tonight on their first official date. They have now known each other for five years now and technically they were together but nothing was ever made official from either ends. After a lot of thought, she had finally decided to move on from her past and go on with her life. But she was restless and had been feeling jittery since morning and she knew it isn’t about Philip.

She kept her calm as she always do and checked about the situation. There had been a car collision that involved a women in her late 30’s and a family of four, a mother, a father and two boys. Nobody in the family were seriously injured, but the women was hurt severely and was in a critical condition. They were taking her to the emergency room for further treatment.

After checking again if she is required there, Sarah walked towards the changing room. She was off duty now and was about to leave but something inside her told that she is needed here. She started feeling uncomfortable and somehow her steps started moving towards the direction of operation theater where the women from the car clash was being operated. She stood near the big glass window and wondered if her family was informed, if she would be fine. Lost in her own thoughts, she was looking at the surgeons and her phone rang. It was Philip’s call. She answered. He was waiting outside for her. Keeping the phone back into her pocket, she took one last look at that patient and walked away.

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They were sitting in the Patio facing the sea and breeze was playing with Sarah’s hair throwing them all over her face. She was trying to tuck them behind her ears. Philip took her hand in his and started speaking. “I love you Sarah. I have liked you since the day I drove you into this city. The life in your eyes brightens my day and I would want to wake up everyday looking into these eyes.” he poured his heart out. Sarah didn’t react, she was frozen with the explosion of emotions and surprise. She just smiled at him, looked deeply into his eyes. Her eyes started flooding with tears, she looked away at the vast horizon.

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Her shift starts at seven in the morning, but she reached around half an hour early. She couldn’t sleep properly last night due to the unfolding of Philip’s emotions. She entered the hospital but her footsteps slowed down after seeing a familiar face in the lobby. Her feet kept on dragging. Edward was right in front of her, blocking her away. He looked very tired and a little smile flashed in his lips seeing her. “Hi Sarah, How are you?” he asked in a very tired voice. An entire night of turmoil was echoing in his voice. “I am good. You look so worn out. What happened? Is everything alright?” And then Edward told him about the accident. His wife was driving to San Francisco to meet her cousin and she lost control of her car which collided with another vehicle coming from the other direction. She was bought here last night and has undergone a surgery. She is under observation now. As he was explaining Sarah about the accident, she felt a knot in her stomach. “So it was Jane. That was her, the last night patient. Oh my God.”, she thought. Suzie, Edward’s daughter was sitting in the corner with her Grandma. She was tightly holding her Grandma who was assuring her that Mom will be alright. Sarah went through so many emotions in less than ten minutes, from being in confusion with Philips’ proposal, to getting shocked to see Edward there and feeling so heart broken for him and Suzie. It took her a while to take in all this information. She pulled herself together knowing that her friend needs her the most right now. They had not spoken to each other for past five years but they were no strangers to each other. They were childhood friends. She bought him some coffee and then went on to check about Jane’s condition.

After all the treatment and constant care from her family, Jane still didn’t show any sign of improvement and her health degraded. Sarah took care of Jane like her own. She was there by her bed all the time. She took care of Suzie and Edward. But after a week of struggle and pain, Jane succumbed to her injuries leaving everyone devastated.

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Suzie became very close to Sarah. She was with her most of the time. Having a friend near him at this time helped Edward to cope up with his situation. They started spending a lot of time together. Days went by and it was soon time for them to go back. Sarah was trembling from within. She didn’t wanted this phase to end. She felt bad for thinking this way. It was the time of grief for her friend and she should be there just for supporting him without any of her past feelings crawling in.

They were all in her living room for the final goodbyes. Suzie was sitting close to Sarah holding her tightly, not ready to let go. Edward was talking to her mother outside in the Patio and he looked very serious as if he is trying to convince her for something. Philip was making coffee for everyone and he could hear Sarah trying to talk to Suzie that she will come and visit her all the time. In the meantime, there seem to be an argument raging outside and Edward stormed inside the living room leaving his mother behind. He came and sat opposite to Sarah and looked deep into her eyes. She felt uncomfortable. Edward started speaking, unaware or either forgetting about Philip’s presence in the next room. He started, “Sarah Dear,  I know what I am about to ask might seem very unreasonable, but I want you to hear me out completely, think about it and take you time. I don’t know if it is the right time because I think there had never been a right time. I will just go ahead and tell you what’s there in my heart. Dear, would you please come with us to LA and be with us?” Suzie’s eyes twinkled, unaware of the fact what’s coming next. Her Grandma walked in, took her hand and walked her to the next room. Edward continued, “Please don’t think wrong of me. This is not an outrageous thought just came into my head. I had always liked you, from the time I cannot even remember.” Sarah froze and kept staring at him. “It is all my fault. I could never tell you about my feelings thinking that you would just reject me. And then that one night with Jane, everything changed. She got pregnant and I could not leave her. I could not leave my baby alone. I had to be with her for Suzie. When I met you in Lake Tahoe years ago, those feelings came rushing by. I just wanted to spend time with you and never leave you there. I also tried to reach you but couldn’t. I had left you a voice mail thinking you would contact me, but you never did.” His eyes were watery and his throat choked. He went down on his knees in front of her, holding her hands in his, he rested his head on her lap and let go off the dwelling tears, “Please forgive me Sarah. Please.”

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It was getting dark. They left in a hurry. Goodbye hugs and kisses were quick and Sarah came back upstairs where Philip was waiting for her. She came in and went running into his arms. She was holding him tight and uncontrollable stream of tears were rolling onto her cheeks. She was grateful to him for being so understanding, as right now she just wanted to keep her mind away from all that happened in her life in past few weeks. She closed her eyes, pushed herself on the couch, still holding him, she dozed off like a baby. She will worry about everything tomorrow, not today.

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Who will be Sarah’s choice? Philip or Edward? To find out don’t forget to read the next and the final chapter…

Coming soon (hopefully 😀 ) in the blog you have subscribed to 😉 he he

Author : S

Joy!

S says 😉

Life is simple.. If you don’t believe me then just look at the mirror and Smile.. You will be amused to know that it’s actually easy to find a moment of happiness. Only you are responsible for your own bliss.. 🙂

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….. and I was finding my joy in the state of Nevada which is considered to be largely a desert and we (S + S) were amused to see the snow covered Grand Canyon. In the chilling winter honeymoon…

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Do you see those flying bunnies??

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Through the window of The tour bus… 🙂 December 2015..

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Snow covered wonder… I am reminiscing how I felt when the chilly winter air passed through my coat and I was holding his hand trying not to slip on the hardened snow, but jump off a pile of fresh snow. I could still remember the smell of snow every time I open the door of my freezer. It brings the shiver back. It makes me miss him more. I close the door and the video and the pictures and bring back myself to today. Today where I am here..smiling at the mirror to bring the bliss in our lives.. He will be with me soon..

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and then our stay at the Fremont street.. Covering three different hotels in around 6 days of stay – at the strip, at the Fremont street,  near the boulder city highway and seriously nothing is bad here at Vegas. Or may be it was the high in the air.. You don’t sleep here and eating is one thing that keeps us awake 😀 Being a kind of veggie loving person, S loves to try new vegan or vegetarian places. This place is awesome. I don’t think there are any branches for the restaurant, so if you plan to visit Vegas, I definitely recommend you to try this one. VegeNation . Its a Vegan place and they also have an Entree named Ellen DeGeneres 🙂 .. Love her.  This temple of food took care of our hunger for almost two days and then we decided to try other places as well 😉 Not fair for other eateries. Vegenation burger and Jamaican Hibiscus Punch – Yum…

My today’s bliss is in chill of the snow and smell of the food.. 🙂

Hope you enjoy the post..

Love

S…

Friends!!

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Hello guys… Hope you all are doing great! I am here today to talk about a person who is undoubtedly one of the most important one in everyone’s life “FRIEND”… I am so thankful to God for bringing me close to all these people I call “Friends’ who are the gem of my life. I love you all…

Who is a friend? A person who believes in you, in all your nonsense,  in all your breakouts, in all the stupid stuff you do.. Who is there for you in all the lows and highs.. Who understands you even when you behave like the biggest idiot on earth.. Who encourages you that you are the best and loves you even though you are at your worst… Who lies to you to make you feel better, who stands by you when whole world is against you, who knows that you need them the most at that very moment. They make you feel precious and the most important person when no one understands..and I am so glad to be surrounded by so many special people like these.. They also shout and scold you when you are drifting away from the reality, they guide you, they set you straight. They are your life and when you know that you can be yourself around them then you know you have a best friend…

Cherish the ones you have and be kind…

See you soon with some beauty tags and story times!

Love

S…

 Image source : Pixabay

QOTD

spring-276014Take out some time to just lie on the grass and do nothing!!

I know you are busy. I know you have errands to run, places to be, people to tend to, goals to achieve. But just take some time to relax and enjoy what and who is around you… Life is much more simpler and fun than it appears to be…

 

Love

S…

PS : Picture above is courtesy pixabay .

First day of Spring!

Welcome Home Spring!! Yay!

I love Spring as I can hear the trees waving, all green, synchronized, so happy, so full of life… as they talk and I love the talking tree..

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I love the cold crisp breeze in the morning…                                                                            Chirping of birds keeps me alive…                                                                                                   Colors on the trees makes me smile…

Happy Spring to all!!

PS : All the pictures above are courtesy pixabay .

Forgotten Love #Chapter 2

Some love is forgotten, some is forced to be left behind….

Sarah was back in Sacramento and she had plans.

She did stay for few more days after the whole event as she wanted to give herself time to sink in the whole episode. The turn of events had left her flustered and she wanted to bring her mind and soul to peace before returning to the mayhem.

Whatever her intentions were, she definitely seemed to have found a new zeal towards life. She had decided to focus on her career to keep her mind away from floating in different direction. Next few months were busy for her. Her plan was to move out of the city and in order to achieve that she would definitely need a new job. After a rigorous search, her prayers were answered and she got one offer in San Francisco. It was a perfect opportunity for her to look forward and find out what life has hidden for her in the mystery box.

She got busy with all the arrangements.

It was a bright spring morning. It was green all over again and everything looked new. Her bags were packed and she was ready to leave. She had no energy to drive and was in no mood as well, so she had booked a cab. Her cab was waiting for her. She was doing a final check on the apartment when the phone rang. Sarah picked up to answer. “Hello.” the voice from the other end said. She knew this voice very well. How could she forget her Edward’s voice. She immediately hung up the phone. She could not believe that he called after what happened in Tahoe. She was blank and was processing what just happened, when the phone rang again. She didn’t answer and it went to the voicemail. She could hear the tremble in Edward’s voice. “Hi Sarah, I am sorry. I am sorry for everything. I never knew how you felt for me. I want to meet you once. I need to talk to you. Please call me. Please.” Sarah was shivering with disbelief. She was trying to move forward but life was pulling her back. She felt all emotions at once and to let it out, she screamed loud until her voice cracked.

She had to decide whether to return the call or just leave without a goodbye. Sarah stopped for a moment and picked up the receiver. Looked blankly at the phone and dropped it back. She deleted the voice message and left the apartment without looking back. She got into the car, gave a last look to the building and waved goodbye to the place where no one cared about her anymore. But she doesn’t care about that now, as her mind was somewhere else.

Sitting in the backseat of the car her mind drifted towards her past, her never ending feelings for Edward, her craziness to be with him. After all, he was her first love and its not easy to forget one. But she did more than just not forgetting him and Erick found out. One day while cleaning the apartment to give her a surprise, he accidentally found a file. He was adjusting her work table to make some more room when a key dropped. He searched the entire table and found a little keyhole in the back of the table. The key slipped into it without any effort. Erick turned it to the left and to his surprise, a little hidden drawer opened in the right inner corner of the table.  And there it was, a little white file with all her dark secrets. This file was a tracker which kept all the information about Edward. She had been stalking him for all these years with outside help. She knew about Jane. She knew that Edward was married to Jane and they have a daughter together. On the page with his marriage information, she had quoted “That’s the thing about destiny, it happens whether you plan it or not. But destinies can be re-written. I will write mine and yours, my love.” After all these years gone by, she was still madly in love with him and wanted to be with him. She knew Edward would be in Tahoe City for his conference. It was not a coincidence that Edward ran into her that day in the coffee shop. She knew that he will be there. Sarah knew everything or atleast her subconscious did.

Tears streamed down her face. Her love for him was true, she knew that. She had dreamed endless times about the day he would also loves her. Life would be so beautiful. But something changed that day in Tahoe City. The day she saw Edward with his family outside the hotel. He was so happy. They were so happy together. All these years she had been waiting for this moment to express her feelings but something stopped her that day. She couldn’t do it. She could not imagine ruining his happiness, even if that meant that they will not be together ever. That was the moment she knew that she would never see him ever again in her entire life, but he will be her love forever.

Her mind was so busy in her thoughts that she didn’t realize when they reached San Francisco. She lowered the window glass and a cool breeze of spring hit her face. She felt so fresh but at the same time, she sneezed. Her cab driver, Philip, looked at her through the rear view mirror and smiled. He was a handsome gentlemen with a funny looking hairstyle. He had been concerned about her throughout the road. After experiencing the first sneeze, Sarah rolled up the glass and sat back. She finally reached her destination. Philip helped her to take the bags to the apartment which was on third floor. “Thank you so much for all the help”, Sarah said. He replied, “Pleasure is all mine. Here’s my number. Please let me know if you need any help around the city.” Taking the card from his hand, she said, “Sure” and smiled.

San Francisco turned out to be her best decision. The place was beautiful. Her job was super exciting. Hospital staff was very friendly and everyone loved her. She made some new friends at work and settled faster than she had thought. She had called Philip for help and turns out that he is a school teacher in the city and drives car for fun. They became good friends. She was in love again, only this time she fell for her new home. Her walks in the city’s street became more frequent and she was finally at peace…with life, with herself, atleast for now.

Was she really at peace? Did she really got over Edward? What turn her friendship with Philip take?

What was Edward trying to tell her?

To be continued in next chapter…

Author : S