Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March On.... Don't Hesitate..

'I wonder how, I wonder why
Just a couple more weeks just flew by.....'

Well, I should not really be wondering since I do know the hows and whys of how time zoomed past these past couple of weeks. With a little bit more planning, I could have continued to blog regularly as I did in January as part of the UBC and earlier in February as well. It was hectic definitely, both on the home and work front, and when I did get some time for myself, I either read (but did not get myself to write about what I read) or watched some TV to relax. And today, as a new month is marching in, I am working my way back into my blog. In an attempt to think of what to write, I looked at the dailypost's prompt for today and it was Hesitate
And the first thing I thought of for more inspiration was to look for quotes with this word. Here are some I found and loved; while most use the word 'hesitate' or 'hesitation' directly, in others it is implied and I loved those as well :)

I've never understood why some people hesitate before diving into unfamiliar tasks or activities. I couldn't imagine wanting more instructions about anything. Martha Beck
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/marthabeck655221.html?src=t_hesitate

P.G.Wodehouse brought a smile to my face with this quote about 'hesitation' and well, should I tell you? or maybe not?, well, I think I should not hesitate, about 'Hamlet' too!

“It was one of those cases where you approve the broad, general principle of an idea but can't help being in a bit of a twitter at the prospect of putting it into practical effect. I explained this to Jeeves, and he said much the same thing had bothered Hamlet.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Morning

while this quote below kind of tells me why February was a dry blog month for me.. :)
“On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died”
George W. Cecil 


and this is something I truly love and try to follow as much as I can (my DH is one who truly believes in this, and lives it and proves it constantly - for example, today he made sandwiches for the kids' lunches with one twist - this twist was one he learned by watching the chefs at a Tokyo hotel on his last trip; the result - they both loved the sandwiches; and note that when I have made these exact sandwiches in the past, minus the twist, the kids have always some lunch leftover; today, there was nothing left except compliments!!)

“If you hesitate to learn from others, you will never learn anything new.”
Raaz Ojha   


While Martha Beck inspires me and fills me with courage (to go ahead and do something new anyways) with this quote of hers!
"I've never understood why some people hesitate before diving into unfamiliar tasks or activities. I couldn't imagine wanting more instructions about anything." - Martha Beck
 

and Marian Anderson inspires to do the right thing with her quote
"There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the make the first move - and he, in turn, waits for you."

This quote above also reminded me of a video I watched a month ago about Lost Voices. This was a brilliant video. You can watch it here



 This also goes towards my ABC Wednesday post for the letter H; Hopefully no more hesitating for this month...

Monday, February 20, 2017

ABC.....d e f.. Wednesday...F is for Flower...

For ABC Wednesday's letter F, my offering this week is a foto of a flower.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Elevenish...

Today's post is for dVerse Poetics: Muse Mixology (where the talented De offers us a cocktail of words to use; and to stir them, and mix them 'outside the, well, bar'! and keeping it under eleven times three) and for  ABC Wednesday's letter E - E is for Eleven - that is how old my little girl turned today :) it is on days like these when we truly realize how time flies. (and when a family member wished her and told me, well, she is almost a teenager... , that put it in a whole other perspective of time and its speed!)

She threw back a look
"Here I go, straight up";
My bones seemed liquid,
"Courage, mom", her voice,
a little shaken, when I heard,
 'twas my tonic, my elixir,
- I stood straight up.


And a random look at the number '11' (eleven)



Monday, February 6, 2017

Foto Kind of Day...

For PhotoSunday (glass), during our trip to San Diego, we spent one evening in beautiful Balboa Park (there is another visit due south to San Diego just so we can explore Balboa Park in its entirety!). While we did not have enough time to spend in all the various museums it holds, we did spend an amazing couple of hours in the Spanish Village Art Center. It was the holiday season and the air all around seemed to hold that extra cheer! One stop was outside a studio where the artist was working on a blown glass project (I think the end product was a beautiful vase but we did not stay till the very end).. This photo was during the process. It is fascinating to watch artists at work, always!


For Our Beautiful World(yummy): this photo below is one that will have most people familiar with Indian street foods drooling over it - this is a popular chaat variety. 'Chaat' refers to sweet or savory snacks, typically served at street-side stalls. A whole variety of chaats including this plate below was part of our meal at Mumbai domestic airport a couple of years ago on a trip there.




For my Monday post


Saturday, February 4, 2017