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A dose of positivity!!!

A woman may be a simple creation of God but when she becomes a mother, she completely transforms into a complex entity. She can have many moods simultaneously in few minutes- happy, sad, angry, disappointed, hopeful, loving, caring and many more. But how is she able to manage so many moods?

You can see a mommy screaming at a child now, and the very next minute- that same child is in the arms, being hugged and kissed profusely.

Multiple dirty diapers are the irritants, still those little bummies are cleaned and dried with a gentle touch.

She may be sick, but never in life would she forget to pick (her child from school/ bus/ park/ friend's home)

She truly has ten hands like Goddess Durga, doing multiple chores simultaneously and she has zillions of thoughts running through 86 billion neurons in her mind. 😃

So, after all this, getting tired is expected. Nahi?

NAHI.

Not at all.

Physical tiredness is acceptable.

But mind should never be tired.

The juggle between kids, careers, and home, sometimes, does get frantic. But getting the sanity back is very important.

To new and old mammas- these ups and downs mean you are a living entity. These are there to stay, till the time we are breathing.

And you must rise and shine every time... for your children, for your family, and above all "for yourself." So, be positive!!!

Nothing heavy in here, just a boost, to me as well as you all-

Here, I will be sharing few inspirational excerpts from famous prayers, poems, books, and authors, which I have read across years-


1. DAFFODILS by William Wordsworth (1802)

                                                                                                 Image by Pixabay

An extract from the poem-

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude.
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

This simple poem is taught during school years. But the message it gives is worth-remembering. When in a low mood, just focus on something relaxing and calming, like those swaying bright yellow daffodils. This poem praises nature and teaches us to find bliss (state of extreme happiness) in solitude (loneliness). There is nothing more refreshing than spending some time amongst colourful blooms and verdure of God.

And, I read somewhere, more the women stay near nature, more balanced are their hormones.

2. Secrets of The Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg



This book was a gift to me. It's a wonderful read during and post-pregnancy. I got a secret code from this book about how to schedule your life with your baby. An acronym- E. A. S. Y which says-

E: EATING
A: ACTIVITY
S: SLEEPING
Y: YOU (your time)

Here, eating, activity and sleeping refer to your baby's schedule which is followed by 'your' time.  Design your day according to this and you will really get your "me" time to relax. I suggest, do read the book for some excellent tips. You can check The Secrets of Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg on Flipkart, here- https://clnk.in/rYpz

3. Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam with Arun Tiwari


An inspirational must- read.  

I got a beautiful lesson from this book.
An excerpt from the books says- 

Problems are the part of life. Suffering is the essence of success.

God has not promised
Skies always blue
Flower-strewn pathways
All our life through;
God has not promised 
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, 
Peace without pain.

But God has promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labour
Light for the way.

(You can check the book Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam with Arun Tiwari here- https://amzn.clnk.in/garP)


4. Song - Humko Man ki Shakti dena- written by Gulzar ji (sung by Vani Jairam, from the movie Guddi 1971)

Snippet from the song-


हमको मन की शक्ति देना, मन विजय करें
Humko man ki shakti dena, man vijay karein
दूसरों की जय से पहले, खुद को जय करें
Doosron ki jai se pehle, khud ko jai karein

मुश्किलें पड़ें तो हम पे, इतना कर्म कर
Mushkilein padein toh hum pe, itna karam kar
साथ दें तो धर्म का, चलें तो धर्म पर
Sath dein to dharam ka, chalein toh dharam par
खुद पे हौसला रहे, बदी से ना डरें

Khud pe hausla rahe, badi se na darein

दूसरों की जय से पहले, खुद को जय करें
Doosron ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein

The above was sung as a prayer in our school. But if we listen to it deeply, it truly uplifts us on spiritual level. Listen to the song, whenever you feel like.

5. One day at a time:

I read this poem long back, couldn't find its source, but I remember its two paragraphs-

I don't wish to know,
For what the future holds,
God must prepare me
As each day unfolds...

Oh Lord! 
The future is all thine
Just help me to live,
One day at the time.

And I feel, this says it all...






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