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52 weeks of Gratitude .. Week 5 Says the title is “Something Someone Gave you”

Life is very funny indeed, teaches us a lot of things, some good some bad. It is surly up to us, to either learn from the mistakes or do them again. Lucky are those who learn and don’t repeat them again. On other thought I am sure life will be pretty BLAND if not for the mistakes or the wrongs one has done, I guess it is these events that spice up life. I am sure I have done a lot A LOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT (yeah it is a lot of T’s in that Lot, that is because it’s that many I have done) of Mistakes, have I learned well the answer to that is NO IDEA.

God has been very kind to me , in-spite of making all those mistakes there are so many people who love me and care for me , even if I have been bad to them, So Thank you to all of them for being in my life, for loving me so much. I do remember you all and LOVE you as much it is sad that life has taken few turns that we are not together any-more. I am sorry to have hurt all those who I have hurt, do forgive me if you CAN but maybe my mistakes are such that I can’t be forgiven. Anyway this post is not about all that ..

I have a few things that have been given to me over time by some lovely people who have loved me , cared for me which I have kept , I obviously can’t share all of them or share the stories behind because that is something very personal to me . But I can surly share one lovely gift I got from someone.

Sometimes I sit and go through the past , relive those beautiful days , Hoping will they Ever come back again, do the people who cared then – still care as much, because I surly care as much.

My question to everyone reading do you or have you also kept all these memories saved , the gifts you got, I have them all saved and as I mentioned earlier I go through them almost everyday.

November 2006

November 2006

Here’s wishing and praying Lord Ganesha looks upon all of you and fulfils all your wishes.

Ps:- I have not been visiting the lovely blogs I usually visit, LIFE as I said above is funny and it seems this year it is just not letting me go, one thing after the other keeps happening, very stressed and probably going in Depression πŸ™‚ .. he he he he πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ .. Hopefully APRIL will come with better news. I am having to visit India soon have to take care of a few religious duties and other personal issues , so hoping that things will change. If I dont get to visit you all please pardon me ,, I will be visiting for sure .. Have a great day everyone.

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52 weeks of Gratitude .. Week 4 Says the title is “A FAMILY MEMBER”

From the previous post it is fairly obvious that I am a family man sort of person , who believes a lot in family as a whole, and to pick one family member is a bit difficult for me , as whatever I am , who I am has all been because of the constant hard work done by a lot of family members.

I can definitely not choose between my Father and Mother , well they are the reason I am here :), had they not been together and done what they needed to do I would not be here writing this post.. So good or bad, HERE I AM πŸ™‚ Which reminds me of a famous saying

β€œAnyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a daddy.”

I wrote an article a few years back on fathers day, When I was growing up I am sure I missed a lot of chances to tell my parents that I love the,, Rather being a typical kid I don’t think I ever said to them.

I am not sure why we, especially the kids from my generation never were so close to their Father, It was always the mother one was close to, although ways are changing fathers are spending more time with kids, getting to know them. We even have a organisation called justice for Father’s, because I feel even the law has been biased towards the mother all these years, during a separation or a divorce it was an obvious choice for the kids to be handed over to a mother. Anyway that is a different topic to talk about.

Coming back to the topic on hand, Gratitude,I am so very thankful to my parents for doing their best always to make sure I am provided for, I have studied in one of the best schools in india in those days, which was not very cheap. The tuition fees , hostel fees amounted to a lot of money, The school sent bills every 3 or 4 months, it was paid right on time every time, I had never seen my parents say anything about it ever, I mean I get bills now sometimes for the house Electricity or gas bills , many a times the thought comes to mind that if only it came next month, I would be better off. But I don’t think I ever saw it on my parents.

There is another thing I want to say here, this might be a SHOW off statement too, But my father was a Govt. official and in a position where a lot of money was involved, I know every child will probably say that about his parents but I am sure my father earned his money the hard way, reminded me the day he got retired, there was a party organised. The amount of people that came and even today when I go to India I meet so many people who remember him .

Mom on other hand was a typical Punjabi woman who got married when she was just 17, I am also sure she did not have a choice who to marry , it was probably the same as is for every other woman, her dad found the man she was to marry and from a village she came to a city. Where she lived her life as a house wife.

When things were hard for the parents after the Step family split and my father left everything to his step family, I was only 7 or 8 , remember clearly those times, starting afresh and just one person doing a job, I bet the lure to earn money would have been so much at that time but I am glad he remained true to his principles, Mom started helping by Knitting, she started this little school where she taught a couple of ladies how to Knit, the little tuition money helped a lot . Slowly things started to work out , we had moved into a one room house, it was the four of us Also in those days My mother’s younger sister was doing her degree in Chandigarh , she use to stay with us, so it was a lot of people in a little place.

Dad started to build an extra rooms in the part of property that we had, and in probably a year or so we had a three bedroom house which was big enough for us all. I am not sure what to write or continue writing there are so many things ..

All I can say is I am proud to have the parents I have, I hope they are proud of me. I just pray to god that he gives me the strength to not do anything that would hurt their sentiments.

July Photo A Day 2014 challenge :- Day 9 is here.

The topic says “Alive” Share a photo of something that is alive. Or something that makes you feel alive…. I hope this one meets the topic, as this experience sure made me feel ALIVE…

Wordless Wednesday:- ADRENALIN.. RUSH

Wordless Wednesday:- ADRENALIN.. RUSH

Wordless Wednesday:- ADRENALIN.. RUSH

Wordless Wednesday:- ADRENALIN.. RUSH

July Photo A Day 2014 challenge :- Day 7 is here , Make that Three days in a row .. yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeee πŸ™‚ The engine has started, since the last post, In first gear.

Right day 7 , the topic says “First” Are you the first to wake up? The first in line? What can you see that is the first of something. Anything… Again I am taking a different route , as I rarely am First at anything But when it comes to Eating I am First always .. Like this one time when i finished off rather polished off this Ice-cream .. Aptly named THE GODFATHER πŸ™‚

The Godfather

The Godfather

My Precioussssss

My Precioussssss

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July Photo A Day 2014 challenge :- Day 6 is here , it seems I am on the roll .. two days in a row .. yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeee πŸ™‚ getting there .. getting there .. slow and steady .. I think I am too old thats why it is taking time to warm up. The engine is starting slowly he he he he.

Right day 6 , the topic says “View” What can you see from where you are? Share it.

This is again going to be cheating as I dont have a pic of the view where I am, but I have some pics of places I have been to so here are some of the places.

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End of the Road is Home ..

Home is at End of the Road

Sky

Mirror Mirror who is beautiful

Mirror Mirror who is beautiful

July Photo A Day 2014 challenge :- Day 5 is here and I seem to keep missing days in the middle, Day 4 was Stars .. I went out in the dark to click the pics but everything was BLACK.. so i gave up.. thankfully day 5 the topic is very easy.. It says “on the table” (What’s on the table? Share a photo. Get creative; shoot from above or down below. Have fun with it.).. Well as you can see I am not very creative so I have chosen some Random pictures of different tables that I get to use during a typical day ..

First is the Table at WORK

My new monitor :)

They make me work too hard πŸ™‚

Second is Table at Burger king , I have been so very bad at cooking that all i eat is junk food .. so this is what I had last night πŸ™‚ No Drooling please

Triple Whopper large fries and Caramel Cappuccino Milk shake :)

Triple Whopper- large fries and Caramel Cappuccino Milk shake πŸ™‚

and A desert to wash it down with πŸ™‚

Yum yum.. Don't disturb too busy eating :)

Yum yum.. Don’t disturb too busy eating πŸ™‚

and last is the table at my home πŸ™‚ .. (Old Pic)

My favourite - Roses

My favourite – Roses

PS:- I have not had time to watermark the pics .. So please don’t copy without permission.

Thursday Challenge :TRAIL (Trail, paths, roads, sidewalks, streets,…)

It seems all I am doing is putting Picture blogs, But I promise I will write a stupid article soon .. Please don’t hate me for that, Some of the pics have been taken by friends and I have taken their permission to put here.

The road to Manali

The road to Manali

New bypass at Pinjore to Shimla

New bypass at Pinjore to Shimla

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

The Path to god's House

The Path to god’s House

Bypass to Shimla..

Bypass to Shimla..

Chandigarh  Roads ..

Chandigarh Roads ..

The City Beautiful

The City Beautiful

I did another post on Roads Thursday Challenge (22) :- Roads in 2011.. which has some more pics of my city
… Reminds me of the favourite song

Country roads .. take me Home ..
To the place I belong …
I hear a voice in the morning how she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
Drivin’ down the road I get the feelin’

That I should been home yesterday yesterday
TAKE ME HOME