Family and Friendship = Chicken Soup for the Soul

Christmas Tree

It’s Christmas Day. Last night and early this morning, our family celebrated their first Christmas. It was an exciting time for us. We decorated our first tree, wrapped presents, and eagerly watched each other unwrap those gifts. It was also a bit awkward. Do you unwrap presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Is there […]

Lesson Learned: Just Say No and Let it Go

letting go

It would be pretty easy to sum up this year by saying I learned a lot which is true however today’s #reverb10 prompt asks us what was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? There is no canned response for that however there […]

Thoughts on Friendship

San Diego RNR

Growing up in a small town and living a sheltered life wasn’t easy. I only spoke two languages – Hindi and Punjabi. Imagine my surprise when my parents enrolled me into Preschool where everyone spoke English, had blond hair and blue eyes, and laughed at me because I was different. I was 4 years old, […]

2010 in 5 Minutes

First tweetup

Today’s #reverb10 prompt by Patty Digh is: “Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.” This year has seen me go from introvert to extrovert so let’s just start from there. My First Tweetup […]

2, 4, 6, 8 Who Do You Appreciate?

Friendship Bracelets

In today’s #reverb10 prompt, Victoria Klein asks “what’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?” An old song from my childhood instantly came to mind (the blog title) and I thought to myself this one is easy. I have a lot to […]

It’s December a.k.a. My Birthday Month

xmas tree

It’s now 13 days into December. For the rest of you, it’s another month, a countdown to Christmas, or the New Year. For me, it’s a month long celebration (almost) to December 30th – my birthday. Since birth (a very exciting time for me) until about a few years, the occasion was simply celebrated with […]

Time to Hit the Gym. Yes, Really

Running

It’s almost the start of a new year and you know what that means. Everyone commits to being a better version of themselves from the previous year. It’s always a strong start and full of promise but somehow after a few weeks or even a mere matter of days, the excitement starts to fizzle out […]