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Mums The Word And Anything Goes on Sunday!

Mums the word today, isn’t it? 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums reading this and to my own Mum!

When I saw this slideshow on Danny Brown’s blog today, I knew I just had to share it with you.  Thank you, Danny and Quotery.

Here’s my attempt at 100 Words on Saturday – thanks for the prompt, Vidya

She hid it under her coat and quietly went into her room.
“Dinner’s ready, Sneha” yelled Mom.
She yelled back “Coming, Mom.”
“So why are you late, young lady? her Mom asked as she served her.
“Oh I had an extra class, remember?”
“No I don’t! But are you sure you didn’t go to your usual hangout?”
“Err…the pet shop? No!”
Then they both heard it – the yelping from her room.
“Have you brought a puppy home?”
She realized that she could no longer hide the truth.
“Happy Mother’s Day for tomorrow. I got you a present, Mom.”



As I alluded to in my post yesterday, we have plans that will mean a lot of changes in our lives in the months ahead. José and I are quite caught up with planning and if we’re honest, there’s a bit of apprehension about how things will work out. But as I’ve learned to in recent years, I am looking forward with gratitude and happiness to an unknown future. We can’t always have things going our way, but we can learn to be happy with whatever we have.  No one says it better than Anthony D’Mello in this little story:

The Way We Meet Events

“Traveler: ‘What kind of weather are we going to have today?’

“Shepherd: ‘The kind of weather I like.’

“Traveler: ‘How do you know it will be the kind of weather you like?’

“Shepherd: ‘Having found out, sir, I cannot always get what I like, I have learned always to like what I get. So I am quite sure we will have the kind of weather I like.’

“Happiness and unhappiness are in the way we meet events, not in the nature of those events themselves.”
— Anthony D’Mello in The Heart of the Enlightened

Yes, the way we meet events, is what matters more than the events themselves!

A reminder about Laurel Regan’s Gratitude Linkup and Ten Things of Thankful, introduced to me by Michelle Liew.

That’s it for Anything Goes On Sunday, this week! Have a good week ahead.

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  1. Jayanta Tewari Jayanta Tewari May 12, 2014

    Beautiful 22 quotes with the wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing . Overall A great tribute to Mother’s day. The take on the 100 word prompt is so appropriate. The cute gift for mother- my daughter was also planning something like that, with my help, of course
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  2. Cathy Graham Cathy Graham May 12, 2014

    Good luck with all the changes happening in your life. I like your outlook to stay positive and grateful no matter what like the man who likes whatever weather it is.

    I liked your cute post about the puppy for Mother’s Day. Hard to conceal that present!
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  3. Carol Graham Carol Graham May 12, 2014

    You literally took the words right out of my mouth. I shared this on a radio talk show this morning. “Whatever state I find myself in – I choose to be content!”

    And, of course, I LOVED the puppy story 🙂
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  4. Pheno Menon Pheno Menon May 12, 2014

    Happy Mothers Day to you too
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  5. Shesha Chaturvedi Shesha Chaturvedi May 12, 2014

    There are so many little truths we have been hiding from our moms since childhood but we get caught in the end. I love your 100 words!
    The excellent shepherd story- we should learn to appreciate things we have rather than wasting our energies in cribbing for what we do not! Superb!
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  6. Eli Eli May 12, 2014

    Wonderful story with the traveler and the shepherd.. So true – how we meet events is everything 🙂 Lovely post, Corinne:-)
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  7. Kathy Kathy May 12, 2014

    Wonderful take on the prompt Corinne! Imagine sneaking in a dog!! LOL My husband once got me a baby Boston Terrier for my birthday…3 months after the fact. He is my big baby and I have loved him ever since. ♥
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  8. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando May 12, 2014

    Changes afoot? Would love to know more, Corinne!
    Enjoyed your post, as always, and have missed seeing you here on the blogosphere. Hope all is well, dear friend!
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  9. Sreeja Praveen Sreeja Praveen May 12, 2014

    I’m sure the mom fell in love with the gift 😀
    A lovey dovey tale 🙂
    The shepherd’s tale is so so relevant in life ; when the weather is rough, we need to like it; when the winds are tough, we need to adjust the sails and love the winds all the same !
    All the best for the changes, Corinne. You’ll love them, that’s in you 🙂
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  10. sheela sheela May 12, 2014

    That was really cute story….
    Loved the secret of happiness…actually it is a best practice…
    Truly inspiring
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  11. Beloo Mehra Beloo Mehra May 12, 2014

    Didn’t do a post on Sunday, but still wanted to post a comment here saying that I really liked your story on the prompt! It is so cute and gentle 🙂 And thanks for reminding the shepherd story – really an all-weather helpful advice there!
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  12. Rajlakshmi Rajlakshmi May 12, 2014

    those are indeed beautiful quotes 😀 I loved the radar one the most
    Nice 100 word story too 😛 clever girl 😀
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  13. Kathy Kathy May 12, 2014

    Thank you for that great story from Anthony D’Mello. He always offers such wonderful insights and it is always good to remember that we meet whatever we bring to the world each and every day.
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  14. Dorothy Johnson Dorothy Johnson May 12, 2014

    Yes, to like what comes our way is the secret of happiness. Whatever new thing is coming yours, I wish you courage, patience, perseverance, joy and contentment. Actually I wish you great joy and contentment!
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  15. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury May 12, 2014

    Embracing what comes our way and dealing with it the best way we can brings far more peace than worry.

    I was going to add that quotery video to my post when I saw your comment at Danny’s. 😀 It is lovely, isn’t it?

    Hugs to you. Love your 100 words for the prompt!
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  16. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg May 11, 2014

    That is such a sweet story for the prompt, Corinne. Oh yes, a mom can see right through you!! Loved Anthony’s story too!! That’s some food for thought 🙂 ♥
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  17. Aditi Aditi May 11, 2014

    You know Corinne I am shifting homes next week! Had been living with my in laws and high time me n hubby grew up and started taking responsibilities! 😉 Could so connect with the Shepherd tale! Looking forward to the future too with gratitude and happiness!
    Loved the 100 words!

    N all the best to Jose and you for the new changes n all!
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  18. Pixie Pixie May 11, 2014

    Loved the 100 words. 🙂
    And yes, the last line makes sense 🙂

  19. Roshan R Roshan R May 11, 2014

    I loved that 100 word prompt… fits in well with the Mothers Day theme.
    Loved the paragraph below too between the shepherd and the traveller. That was a lesson that took me some time to learn 😀
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