The Shehechiyanu

The Shehechiyanu

As I thought of writing my gratitude post today in response to Laurel Regan’s Gratitude List Linkup #46, I remembered reading about the Jewish practice called Shehechiyanu (pronounced sh-heh-hi-yah-nu) : saying a blessing for new and special experiences. The Shehechiyanu is a Jewish blessing that thanks God for sustaining our lives so that we could […]

Live And Let Live #MicroblogMondays

live and let live

Something came up in my Facebook timeline today that got writing this. It was a video of a Muslim Imam talking about why he had converted to Catholicism. There was a time when I might have been excited about this because I’m Catholic too. But now, I don’t really care. I’m sure the man had his […]

A Diet Of Words

a diet of words

Today I’m linking in to Write Tribe’s 100 Words on Saturday prompt – choosing one of the writing quotes in the post and using that as a prompt. Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers. […]

A Dismissed Dream | Five Minute Friday

a dream dismissed

Today I am linking in to Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday. The prompt is ‘ready’. A Dismissed Dream Dreams, I’ve had many. Some far-fetched. Some crazy. There have been dreams I let go off within minutes. Some have stayed with me for years, coming to my mind now and then. For years, I pursued one […]

Make Your Bed Day?

make your bed day

Make Your Bed Day? Oh yes, today is apparently Make Your Bed Day. Now, don’t get any ideas! This is not about you making your bed and lying in it. No, no! It’s about the habit of making your bed every morning as a way to start the day off right. I know some people use […]

#suicideprevention Stay Connected

suicide stay informed stay connected

Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, L’Wren Scott and closer home, Jiah Khan, Anuradha Bali alias Fiza, Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor …..just a few of the ‘big’ names we’ve heard about in recent times who’ve succumbed to the monster of suicide. But what of the unknown thousands, in India alone who commit suicide. “Young educated Indians from […]