Musings, New beginnings, New Year

A Happy New Year Indeed!

Happy New Year all! I woke up New Year’s eve to the news that my yet to be published children’s book was on a list of 50 anticipated books in India. Needless to say, I was excited and more than a little scared. 41. Why is my hair curly? by Lakshmi Iyer (Red Panda; Westland Publications) […]

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Wishes

Happy New Year!

Dear readers, As we start a new decade, I wish for you: Calm in the face of a storm Equanimity in the face of sorrow Hope in the face of despair Perseverance in the face of failure Happiness above everything else. Happy New Year to all of you. Love, Lakshmi.

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Musings, New beginnings, New Year, Wishes

Happy New Year 2019

One year bites the dust. Another emerges from the ashes. I wish for me and for you in this new year: Time for reflection Ways to practice mindfulness Balancing family with work Plenty of dinnertime conversations Lots of hugs and kisses Quality over quantity Country over party Kindness over everything else I am rooting for […]

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New beginnings, New Year

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Dear Readers, Thank you for following, engaging, sharing and connecting with me here. I am grateful for your readership. I wish you all happy holidays and a very happy new year! I will be away celebrating with my family and will see you all in the new year. Warmest regards, Lakshmi.

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Children, Laddu, Musings

Be Careful What You Wish For

A few weeks back as I nuzzled the top of Laddu’s head as she curled up against me in the afternoon, I felt an intense need to keep her close and never let go. It hit me that this child will soon be in Kindergarten, taking the bus with her sisters. This time I get […]

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Birthday, Happy Birthday, Musings, Saathi

Finally, A Gift He Likes!

“This is the best birthday gift you have given me!” Saathi beams as he chops vegetables and lifts his eyes to mine. I search for snark and find none. He truly is enjoying the breeze the portable fan in front of him is generating. For years he would sit at the island, sweat beading above […]

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Musings, New beginnings, New Year

May There Be Light

2017 has been a mixed bag. I look forward to 2018 with hope, with optimism because not to would mean amplifying everything that was bad in 2017 and making it worse. I choose to think that we will come out of 2018 knowing that the world tilted a little toward all that is good and […]

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