Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Chickpea Flour And Malaria


Hello Sweet Souls!

Hope all is well and weather is friendly at your part of land . Our temperature is reaching 36 until now . Weather is dramatic with fast appearance and disappearance of clouds  and breeze . 

I want to thank you all for lovely comments on my previous post, your support makes my effort worth it no doubt!  I was reading  Dorothy 's post about soaps and how she love to buy different fragranced soap during her travels .That reminded me to how long ago i quit using (for bath) soaps . I think it's been more than eighteen years that i don't use soaps for bathing. The reason to do so was prickly heat that kept me troubled for many years when i moved here in hotter part of our country. We visited skin doctor many times but whenever it was summer i would suffer with prickly heat from July to late September particularly . 

I have mentioned about how i had instinct to learn from (first)radio and then Tv . Remember Nadia Khan show i mentioned few time that how much i learnt from her show to improve my life style. The exercise was first thing i learnt from her show and i could not believe how it transformed my life within months and i wasn't the same woman laying on bed sadly and wondering how will she gather strength to do house chores . Regular exercise made me stand firm and straight which seemed impossible right after the birth of second child who came ten years after his elder brother. 

Secondly it filled me with mental and physical power and everybody from in laws was astonished with how quick and efficient i have become .

The other thing i learnt from her show was how to get rid of skin issues by quitting the soups . The show had regular segment in which nation's popular Chef and herbalist    would share Zubaida Aapa her tips for different things. Once she told that she does not use soap for washing face of bathing but chickpea flour by adding some lemon juice, a tea spoon of glycerin can be added as well when lemon is unavailable. I took this advice seriously because of sever skin issues i was suffering from . I realized it worked for me by the grace of God and no such problem i faced ever again . She said that if you will rub your skin right after washing it with any beauty soap your skin will leave dust particles .But this no such thing you will experience after using this recipe . She was true because it cleanse skin really . 

I was feeling little down since few days ,two days back i got high cold chills and fever . Hubby took me to the doctor immediately and doctor diagnosed Malaria so i had to break my fast in order to take medication only when there were two hours left to break it :(

i haven't fast today nor i will for further two days . I will see afterwards if my inner strength allows me .

Thank you for being with me dear friends! 

Health ,peace and happiness to all of you and to all you love!

Friday, March 22, 2024

A Good Story Of Bad Incident


I know it's  quite an early post as i usually post once in a week not because i want to but because lack of time .The most of noon times are spent in kitchen actually .And than condition of power presence is must during my spare times. 

I want to mention that i try to keep my blog posts positive because this is my way to look at things . I believe that it is not overlooking the problem but just keeping this in mind that world needs addition of positive things and energy rather than spreading dullness .But if something is worth sharing i can't resist sharing it with friends because your encouraging comments heal my heart!

This way of keeping grave things to myself is my old habit as i mentioned few times that if i was hurt i would not make sound but bear it silently . Same is with my blogging world so sharing mostly positive things must not be taken as i don't trust my friends . There are many things honestly waiting for to share until i get strength to do so.

In short while fighting the battle of life we all try to keep smiling and cheering up each other as it is true spirit of humanity in my opinion. 

Reason to this explanation is that i shared a video in my previous post that had some controversial note at it's last some minutes and i wasn't aware of it because i decided to share it when it reached to it's quarter part almost. The rest part i watched after publishing my post and regretted it afterwards because i avoid such topics on my blog. 

My motive is to share my personal experiences and my constant struggle for growing into a better human being mentally ,physically and spiritually. Sharing links of videos with similar topic is only to convey my thoughts to my friends more accurately.

Now a very positive incident that took place when we were traveling to another city to attend one of recent wedding events . There were two cars and one huge van full of family members .I prefer to sit on van where all the women of family sit and more chance for get together is available . We were returning after attending event though ladies were fully charge and were singing and clapping enthusiastically. It was 8:40 or so and full dark night has been settled. The views of outside dimmed completely so my focus to celebration deepened .  One of my niece was sitting near van door. After crossing the long bridge van ran over some kind of bumper or what that door of the van opened suddenly . The girl was saved to fall down miraculously but her purse fell down . She did not realize it because she was yelling at her brothers and cousins that how could this happen etc . Van advanced more and then the girl realized that her bag has fallen probably when door opened . Now she started to shout "stop ,my purse has been fallen" it took while to people in the van understand the intensity of the incident . Her uncle the groom's father asked driver to stop and all boys got down from front seat including uncle . At first all tried to convince her that she must forget about bag because it was heavy traffic on the bridge and many people walking around so her bag might have been taken away by any of them. But the girl started to cry and shout louder. She said her new phone is in the bag and handful of money so they should go and check or let her go to find it.The tie wasted in argument raised the possibility of loosing the purse . All of the bros and cousins including uncle went and searched the purse for 20 minutes .I was looking at watch because i had no food there and wanted to reach home before gas leaves( our gas comes on times so we have to cook meanwhile) .They returned empty hands and tried to make her agree to leave without purse . But she insisted they should go and check again. They went and came back without her bag again. When she was sobbing and people were settling in van to leave the phone of her uncle rang ,he picked up and had 2 minutes chat with man who called from the phone of my niece and informed that he has picked up the purse from bridge and now sitting in a roadside hotel if you can come and pick up you bag. It was grand united sound of relief in the van .They go and returned with bag after 20 minute or so again. The good gesture of that kind man touched my heart as much that i felt i wasn't hungry anymore still van driver flew the van like jet on return and we were home before 10pm ,I did not have to make my dinner because it was made by hubby already .I just ate it gratefully while telling this very nice story of bit bad incident!

I love how God keep us informed that world still bear some really fine souls! God bless that man amen!

Few glimpse below that cheer me up always !

          Health Peace and Happiness to all of you friends!

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Scary Facts Of Scary World We Are Living In

Sharing a video today that reveals scary facts about reality we are living in  actually .

I could understand what they said about reprograming human mind because i have been experiencing how my life changed slowly because of regular work on it. We all are fasting so i am having more free time for blogging and for watching such knowledgeable videos .Couldn't resist wish to share it with you all because the truth it has to unveil. 

God Bless you All Precious Friends!

Saturday, March 16, 2024

A Disturbing Marriage With Personal Story And Fasting .


It is nice when i see that despite less resources and least support from government our society is evolving gradually overall .Many hard core old fashions are left behind such as keeping girls from studies or specially treating them as inferior to boys whether domestically or in outer world. Parents of today are more cooperative towards their children and more of them now prefer to follow what their kids want. Sadly rural areas are exception until now and children are still considered as slave or property by parents. 

I am from a small village and i have witnessed such grand pressures on parents ,mothers particularly by relatives ,aunts and uncles .My mother was really brave to refuse to being part of it and sending her daughters to school rather than surrendering before the demands of relatives for the marriage of her daughters. I keep thanking God for giving me such wise and strong mother !

As a mother i too have been facing such pressures since a decade almost from different relatives from my maternal side and from in laws as well. The demand to get their daughters for my sons as daughter in laws . If i had mind set of controlling parent it would have been true long ago. But I am not that kind of person who overshadow life around her and feel strong . My strength is my love and that is all i have . Love never controls .Our God has given us endless things but he does not like to make us his puppet but his followers who choose Him over all other things willingly by using the light he has given us as our"mind". I find this way of God so divine and fascinating ,utterly wise and liberating . It is exceptional feeling to Choose him with all my heart with my own will by using insight he has blessed me with!

I have nature to nurture my children with love and let them go to make their own way . If my love has power to keep me alive in their heart they will come to me some day to share bond i used to do with them once. And if it's not i don't need empathy or relationship made forcefully. This is not me .

It is hard to make this understand by others though. So this has been little tough to keep up with all relatives who weren't happy by this actually. Some thought i did not like their girl personally and made up the story to refuse. Some who knew me better as person thought it is my bad luck to have such simple nature and let my children go out of my hand. So many self made stories kept me hurt for long. Now all girls in the family are married well almost so things are getting bit normal . At heart i am at peace because i know i di nothing wrong .I would have love to say yes to any of them if my boys were interested but since they are part of different world now they are more interested in self growth first and marriage is not priority for them.This is nice to feel they are growing not just physically but their spirits are evolving too . But this is also little worrying that my eldest son is being late for settling down honestly. 

I brought this topic today because one of the wedding i attended recently was of kids among which one was under age . This was disturbing not for me only but for the father of underage boy and all  both side family members.

This is the newly wed couple . Girl is 19 and boy is 17 years old. Boy is son of the younger brother of hubby who is early retired from army and now work as guard at local bank. Only bread runner of the house. The boy is second child among seven and he was in 8th grade at the time of marriage. Girl is her first cousin from mother side ,divorced after one year marriage. Because their mothers are sisters so boy's mother thought she should help her poor sister and take her daughter for her son. Boy resisted a little but she convinced him with high emotional drama. Her husband wasn't agreed because he thought boy should complete study first at least. but even though she is twelve years younger than her husband her decision was final as always and marriage. All relatives received invitations with soar heart because of the age issue including me . i am unable to decide what happened was right or wrong because when think of her sister she gave her relief for sure but when think of her son she ruined his life  .
  my younger son shared his image with us yesterday when i asked for latest one , i remember  when he completed his matriculation i once asked him to quit studies and get married .It was irony to make him realize that if he wants to study further he need to put some more effort . my younger son was 16 then ,he looked at me as i was crazy and said " what did i do to hear such offer

I now realize that not him nor any of my kid has such mind set that put marriage on top of their dream list.

I don't know the future nor i want to .Specially now when things are bit  clearer all i want to live in moment i have in my hands . I did what i could do , rest i leave on my God . He is the origin of everything . Though only thing i can do is to keep praying for them as mother ! 
It is 5th of Ramadan today . Hubby me and our youngest son are fasting by the grace of God! I am really grateful to God who gave me strength to fast back finally . The mild weather is great support as well .

Thank you for bearing with me friends! 
health peace and happiness to all of you and to loved ones!

Sunday, March 10, 2024

End of The Events ,Garden Smiles And Late Response

Hey Precious Friends! 
hope and pray filling your paintings of life with best and most awesome colors available around you ! 
First i want to thank you all for your beautiful encouraging comments on my previous post .It is always so uplifting to hear from you specially when i share about my babies and their progress in life! It is fulfilling as a mother so thanks again. 
Running back and forth for attending wedding ceremonies and needless to mention preparing for them was equally exhausting ,i had to choose whether i respond to your kind comments or visit to your blogs .I don't want to miss them at all  so choose to visit blogs. It was last event yesterday so on returning home we had lunch (at evening because event took whole day and you know we don't eat highly processed meal of  events anymore) and then jumped to respond your comments on previous post .You can check if interested .

also sharing a lovely video about three forms of Intuition, lengthy though but worth watching if you have time . 

    our temps are entering in 30s ,March is pleasant airy ,partially cloudy so far . Spring is reaching to it's peak slowly :) so our garden is full of delightful blooms by the grace of God!

   it is lovely to have evening tea in front yard bench while having bit of chat 

   i take my one tea cup in the yard alone because hubby has to leave for office , sunshine shower upon yard and plants melts my heart with deepest gratitude .Simple joys of life are true essence of living to me honestly. taken  today at 9: 30 or so

  it was 5:30 and an hour to sunset so before changing i asked my youngest son to take one phot of us because i forgot to take photos of any event of ceremonies this time except few that i will have to look for 

     spring beauty is result of "balance" which shows utter importance of it in our life on every level ,nature has not left us unguided at all but in everything she tells something to those who care for listening 

   sometimes i wonder whether we will be able to move in Islamabad or will the garden accompany us there as well :) just rare query specially when i look at it 

   the white flower looked like shining moon among blue stars :)
the order and complexity of nature is strikingly thought provoking   

one more leaning bloom because of being on edge ,is this philosophy ?

   When i got out in yard at 8 am almost ,three freshly bloomed sunflowers made my day ,this was at center :)

I think enough for now as lunch is waiting to be prepared :) 
See you soon kind people !
Health ,Peace And Joy to you and to all you love!


Monday, March 4, 2024

Glimpses of Recent Bali Trip By Eldest Son

 Hello precious friends! 

Sorry for being late to read your blogs this week. First reason is power absence during daytime n partially during night times. Posting through phone again. Second reason is our visits to other small cities in order  to attend family weddings and khatna ceremonies. We still  have to attend three more eventsregarding this . Quite exhausting 😂

But family comes first right. Thanks to them for not insisting us to attend long night celebrations. 

Thank you so much for wishing my son birthday! Your love and support is greatest attraction in the blog land dear people ❤

Sharing some images and two videos shared by eldest son who revisited Bali  on the invitation of his childhood friend where he got his diving certificate and he can dive now anywhere around the world ! We are happy to see him achieving his dreams  ❤ 

    He wanted to come home after staying in Bali for two weeks but his  laptop broke down unfortunately which made him take leaves from office. He had to return to London to deposit laptop and get new one. That was sad but we understand his problem completely. Hope he will be able to visit in December inshallah!  

                                          Inviting view isn't it 

   Usually he starts day with shake after workoworkout but in Bali routine looks different. He told he is against being addictive so coffee or tea are rare choice 

                                             Cute !

   Underwater   world is fascinating and full of tranquillity and wonder 
      The origin  of organisms where tree of life sprouted  out and today it's branches touching the sky 

               The beautiful creature looks sleepy: )

   Excitement  of being part of  wonderful world 

              Hotel swimming pool probably 

   When m6 son got his certificate  for Diving ❤

   Heading to dive with team of instructors 

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