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Monday, June 16, 2014

Picnics And Family Bonding

A family that eats together stays together

When I talk of family, the words that come to my mind are – love, laughter, bonding and sharing meals. 
Family life for me is all about making memories and I feel a family that eats, laughs and spends quality time together creates such memories ..Sometimes magical moments just happen, the family gatherings, the merry making, the friendly banter etc. get stored away, to be treasured and cherished forever..and sometimes, a little thought and planning are required to make those special moments.

I feel picnics are a great way to spend quality time together and strengthen family bonds. I love the family picnics that I plan every few months. The excitement of cooking/packing of food to take along, the drive out, the giggling children, the laughter..the sharing of those’s what families are all about. 

Unfortunately, these days I see a lot of people around me who are so caught up in their fast paced lives that though they live under the same roof, they have no time for each other..and the rare free weekends are spent at shopping malls staring at products and strangers, having loveless meals prepared by professionals at food courts. It saddens me.

I would much rather spend a day out in the country side surrounded by nature, or on a beach with my family, away from the crowds, away from the cell phones, computers and technology in general..a day of relaxation, a day of family bonding.

When was the last time your family enjoyed a picnic together ?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

If A Tree Falls In A Forest...

There has been an ongoing everlasting debate on the philosophical thought that “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound ?”. The internet is full of all sorts of theories regarding this question. I truly believe that yes it does make a sound, it’s just that there is no one there to hear or react to it.

Sometimes I feel as though I am like that tree. I make the noise, but no one is there to hear it.