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Clearing the Clutter

It's strange how people around you can affect your thoughts...even if they are not very dear to you, just by their constant presence and banter they influence you, and before you know it, you are making excuses for the person that you are...which is something that should never happen, in my opinion...
For the past several months, life had been moving ahead at such a fast pace that I never had the time to sit back and sort through the thoughts in my head...and to classify them as "originated by me" or "planted by others"...Finally things reached a tipping point and I decided that it's time to take stock of life in general...
And I realized and affirmed to myself that...
1. No one has the right to make me feel guilty of my choices...The baby was a conscious choice that hubby and self made...I wanted my child to have a certain kind of life, most important of which was that I wanted him to grow up with family and not with maids...Fortunately for me, my mom offere…

The Magic Moments

I was thinking of magicians the other day...People often tell you to follow your passion while selecting a career. I am sure most magicians would have been fascinated with magic when they were young...Or rather, all kids are fascinated with magic when they are young...The passionate ones follow their dreams and go on to become magicians...But, once there, it is all mechanical work...The "Awe Factor" of magic is gone...
Does that disillusion the magician?Or does he comfort himself saying "the journey was worth it!"?
On a more spiritual note, did God feel the same way after creating the world? A feeling of "tired and it wasn't worth it after all" ?
On a wider context, is it better to let some miracles be rather than trying to unravel them all? Are some dreams better left alone as dreams ? Is it necessary to always break down all your dreams into goals,sub-goals,milestones etc, create elaborate plans, and work towards their fulfillment? Isn't it bett…

Vikram Aur Vethal

The other day we went to a relative's house and she insisted on feeding my son something. I tried refusing as politely as possible, however she was persistent and started offering him cut apple pieces which he promptly threw around the house, while I did the 'catch-it-before-it-falls-down-and-pop- it-into-own-mouth' tactic.
Next she offered him banana chips. I again refused - reasons being 1. He was already full 2. He usually throws around stuff and I am not visiting someone's house to teach my son discipline (I'd rather prevent such situations as he is too young to be disciplined in my view) 3. I am trying to raise my son in a way that he appreciates healthy food and not oily snacks.
I gave her reason 1 as I was sure she will definitely not appreciate reasons 2 and 3.
She again persisted and this time she said, "I am just playing with the kid.." and turning to him "..baby, offer this to your mom". I relented expecting her to give the chips in his …