Monday, 28 February 2011

Shine your sink?

"Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy."  ~Author Unknown

As part of being in the organizing clinch for the past month or two I have embarked on a mission to learn something new and interesting to make my life more organized and manageable. Some times the most silly things that may sound utterly ridicules actually works wonders to boost our ability to attain our goal (in my case being organized). One such thing is "Shine your Sink". You might be wondering what I am talking about and I will shortly embark on a life changing narration of how Shine Your Sink made a difference in my life ( I will keep it short).

Sunday, 27 February 2011

One Year !!!

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today."  ~Stacia Tauscher

Yesterday was my son's first birthday. Wow! how fast time went....I can remember how small he was and how so dependent on me for everything big and small and now he is quite an independent little fellow. As the years go by I know he will need less and less of me. Hmmm.....so I have decided to enjoy what is left of his dependence on me while it lasts.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

LOVE yourself...

"The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things we like about ourselves."  ~Ellen Goodman

A few weeks back I saw an add on TV which had an interesting slogan....it was Valentines day based....anyway it was interesting because it said...."It's all about loving yourself" (it was an eBay add - to be precise).

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

To be or not to be?!!

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but
whose place no one else can take."
-- Cardinal Mermillod


After you become a mother there are a whole lot of questions that you have to find answers to. Apart from how to take care of a small and demanding human being (which is confusing and challenging enough) we are faced with one major dilemma "Should I go to work or stay at home looking after my baby?" This is a very important question that most mothers ask themselves even before the baby arrives.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Love


"A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away."
~Oscar Hammerstein

"Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker."  ~Author Unknown

"True love stories never have endings."  ~Richard Bach
 
"Candle light, moon light, star light,
The brightest glow is from love light."
~Grey Livingston

"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination." ~Voltaire

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Organizing


"A place for everything, and everything in its place."
~ Isabella Mary Beeton
 
Clean and organized spaces (be it big or small) offer a visual treat, a mental calmness and a somewhat unexplainable feeling of happiness (I am not exaggerating).

Monday, 7 February 2011

Getting things done

"It's incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trap, in the busy-ness of life, to work harder and harder at climbing the ladder of success only to discover it's leaning against the wrong wall. It is possible to be busy - very busy - without being very effective."~ Stephen Covey


A few days back I was discussing some work related issues with my husband (my adviser in adversities) he gave me an excellent suggestion on how to reduce work related stress. He said ask your senior to "prioritize" the projects that you are working on for you - this way you can deal with them on a more organized manner - one work at a time.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Journaling

"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium."  ~Norbet Platt

In my early teens I developed the love for writing. No, not stories and novels but just about myself and my thoughts that were way too much for me to handle. I used to call them as diary entries and were done in a pretty pink diary with a small lock (the typical girly type).