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Learning never stops.


Well! Hello,

I haven’t been active on my blog since last year. A lot has happen since then. Like every other parent i set to have written down a few new year resolutions and goals at the beginning of 2020. None of us anticipated the CIVID-19, crisis, nor did we ever imagined being stuck at home for as long as six months. There is good and bad to everything. In my case a lot of good, more than I expected, I should say. Well! I normally do not really expect much to happen even though I make a long list of items to accomplish. Anyways long story short, a nice pleasant surprise is to get my hearing back. It still tickles my heart when I come to think of it. Because, a part of me lost all hopes of every revering my hearing. I will talk more about it another time.

Now let me share what got me excited about wring this blog today. I have always been a geek, awkward, and uncomfortable in social situations for a long time in United States, wondering how to cope, how to present myself elegantly, like I could do back home in India. Of course, I have several years of training and grooming from my mother to behave like a lady in India. That did not really help me much over hear in the west, since the culture, customs, etiquette, language, etc, everything is absolutely very different. So, I have been looking for a course work to take, to learn and to feel more confident in a very formal social situation.

I did a six weeks program from the school of affluence. An online finishing school for women. I am happy to share my certification below.

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Dave Ramsey – Baby Steps for Financial Peace


It’s been a year-long journey since I first heard about Dave Ramsey’s book “The Total Money Makeover”. My husband and I took the nine weeks Financial Peace University program towards the beginning of this year. Followed by me taking five months to complete Master Coach Certification.

Being an immigrant is not easy, going deaf is not easy, financial stress can cause havoc in marriage, and personal finance is an important knowledge to possess since we live very long lives thanks to great healthcare, preventive care available to us. As part of the festival season and giving back tradition, I am offering free one-hour consultation, message me, to make good use of it.

No more money fights! With Financial Peace University, you and your spouse will learn how to create (and stick to) a budget, save for emergencies, and make a plan for the future. Doesn’t that sound peaceful? I’m offering FPU at Campbell United Methodist Church just for you starting Sunday, January 12, 2020. If you’re interested in learning more, send me a message! You can also visit fpu.com/1104478 to sign up!

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30 days of Gratitude – Day: 4


Ten things I am grateful for today.

1) 10431 steps walk at Vasona Park.

2) Pandit Ravishankar’s sitar music,

3) US troops.

4) Finding nice parking spots where ever I went today.

5) For my peaceful life.

6) My little boy making coffee to me this evening.

7) My wonderful family and friends.

8) All the new job opportunities coming my way.

9)  104.9 FM, KDFC classical music radio, San Francisco.

10) My son finishing today’s homework without my help and supervision.

Thank you, thank you, thank you God! Almighty!  Thank you so much!

 

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30 days of Gratitude – Day: 3


Ten things I am grateful for today.

1)  10.313 steps Run/walk I took today.

2) Meditation.

3) My family.

4) Mobile communications, Google talk, Skype and  text, that keeps my family in constant contact and communication.

5) Fantastic weather today.

6) Polite and friendly friends and neighbors I met today for small talk.

7)  All the runners on the trail, that inspire me to run.

8) Nice and  long conversation with my son in Austin.

9) Great relationship i have with my two boys.

10) My gorgeous, supportive, caring, trusted, protective, loving and incredible life partner.

Thank you, thank you, thank you God! Almighty!  Thank you so much!!!

 

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Happy Friday.


Loka Samasta sukhino Bhavantu. May the whole world be happy

Sarve jana Sukhino Bhavanti. May all beings everywhere be happy

Sarve Janaas Sukhino Bhavanthu – Samastha Sanmangalani Santhu, Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Santhi:

(let everyone on the earth Be happy and have peace, Let every good thing come in your way, Let peace prevail everywhere, all the time)

-Amen.

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My favorite Mother’s day present.


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My very special M<3 M -By Jonathan.( All his original thoughts, no one helped him)

My mom is special to me because:She stands up for me.
When I am with my mom we like to : Go to the beach.
I know my mom is very smart because: She knows all of my Math problems.
My mom is good at many things. One thing she’s best at is: cooking Indian food.
I know my mom loves me because: She gives me hugs and kisses.

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Thank you for this day Lord God Almighty!


The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it. – Michael Josephson.

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In the end I had to add Giant Dipper, because my son Johnny sitting next to me on that ride, behaved very well compared me screaming at the top of my lungs with my eyes closed, when I am the one that is supposed to calm him and give him courage. After the ride was over he even said Mom I think I am ok 🙂

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Happy Mother’s day


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Clouds and Waves – by Rabindranath Tagore

Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
“We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
We play with the golden dawn, we play with the silver moon.”
I ask, “But how am I to get up to you ?”
They answer, “Come to the edge of the earth, lift up your
hands to the sky, and you will be taken up into the clouds.”
“My mother is waiting for me at home, “I say, “How can I leave
her and come?”
Then they smile and float away.
But I know a nicer game than that, mother.
I shall be the cloud and you the moon.
I shall cover you with both my hands, and our house-top will
be the blue sky.
The folk who live in the waves call out to me-
“We sing from morning till night; on and on we travel and know
not where we pass.”
I ask, “But how am I to join you?”
They tell me, “Come to the edge of the shore and stand with
your eyes tight shut, and you will be carried out upon the waves.”
I say, “My mother always wants me at home in the everything-
how can I leave her and go?”
They smile, dance and pass by.
But I know a better game than that.
I will be the waves and you will be a strange shore.
I shall roll on and on and on, and break upon your lap with
laughter.
And no one in the world will know where we both are.

Happy Mother’s day to all Moms out there 🙂

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Citizenship day – Naturalization Oath Ceremony


“Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.” — Barbara Grizzuti Harrison.

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Oath of Allegiance -” I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

Pledge of Allegiance –    I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.To the new beginning……………………………