Guardians of Your Health

Living an healthy lifestyle is the most cliched topic for all families over the years. If coconut oil to your hair or a ragi ball to your stomach is meant to keep you healthy, it is the wisdom from our grandmothers. If a peg can keep you warm and healthy during the cold winters, the grandpas up for the wisdom mike.

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Health and being healthy has been on a constant roll for over the years, through the generations where our parents thought exercise will reach the necessary health criteria. The definition chameleoned when our seniors hit the gyms or the posh lady next door chose water aerobics in the pool.

But have you known a secret, of the  people who cook in the house have a power to save you. They are the guardians of your health. If they mess up on one single thing. From the vegetables that is to be washed  to the oil used that controls the cholesterol in your body. The family suffers. The ladies in the house hold up that responsibility in most Indian families.

And we all stand as an yield of the years experiment on us. The food we eat to the computer games that we choose to live in. Everything has overcome a massive change over the years.

Today, the world hasn’t remained the same and so has the beliefs or the practices carried like a mane has been so.

The dominos and burritos took over the ragiballs. The yearlong parties took over the winter pegs. The automatic vibrating machines took over the exercises. Oh right, the facebook scrolling became the new thumb trend for exercise. Phew, but we are still sane to get back to reality.

It’s all about balance.

I have a regime of my own. In a busy schedule that my day is packed with. I still find time. Defining an healthy lifestyle cannot be generalized and for me, staying fit and healthy is about balance.

A good night’s sleep and a morning walk, sometimes replaced with yogasanas for the flexibility starts my day. It is then progressed with a glass of warm milk, stealing the wits of my grandma, using a pinch of turmeric and a bit of crushed peppers during winter.

A daily routine that doesn’t glue me to the incessant calls or the frantic deadlines is something I dream of for my family memebers. To have something that can make you work without being worked up, a job that you like. Or you tend to like the job you already have, period.

You need a healthy heart and a fit body. Walk around often when you have to sit for longer times. Include raw vegetables to a quarter of the breakfast. It has been a blessing to the family. Yes, I will opt for junk foods, once in a fortnight maybe. But the veggies and greens with broccoli and eggs will be a part of the healthy diet. Not every day will be only noodles and omelets. But of the rich culture my ancestors have passed on. With a snack every day, sometimes with green tea or few more times with French fries and deep fried treat to our palates. With the right cooking oil and perfect tissue base, we eat to our heart’s content.

Then the day vapourises with laughter and merry with family and friends. A day with learning one new thing at a time. A day with some time for yourself. Maybe I will sing with my coarse voice or read a book in the shower. Or follow my passion with a bit of writing compensating with a bit of gardening.

That, my friend is a day well spent. That is a day well maintained and being mentally and physically healthy. It is all about balance. You are going to change tracks, we are all going to mess it up but we will find our balance, through and through. Balance has it all.

And finally meet one person after retiring for the day who can take all my craziest ideas and laugh at my serious decisions and put me to a sound sleep as I listen to his healthy heartbeat.

I have a last thought before falling to a deep sleep. It is about the guardians of your health. When Good brands promise you of health, accept it, trust it and use it. Because they hold the same responsibility as the person who cooks the daily food with it.

After-all, if you are healthy, so will your family be. If you are happy, so will your family be. So don’t forget to take care of yourself.

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Dark circles?rewardme.in has a solution

How many of us spend time on computer, the wonder machine that swoops up all our precious time and get us the money or marks but did you know that they bring circles too, well recently I have developed a vivid set of dark circles under my eyes!not a treat to to watch standing in front of the mirror is it, so I hunt for treatments, no not the medical ointments nor the creams that are worth my fortune,so I stumble upon this amazing website, rewardme.in and find myself oggling at the plethora of the posts that this has hosted!Amongst the many I search for the most useful one for me, with evident dark circles tat I intend to get rid off in a couple of days, I’m greedy, I want my work and I didn’t need it’s evidence.So here are a few simple yet effective tips that are going to wave it’s magical wand and Dark circles, though serious looking, are relatively easy to get rid of from the comfort of your home.So go through this article and find out how easy it is to bid farewell to those haunting circles.reward

If you’ve developed dark circles and are worried you’re going to be stuck with them forever, don’t be. These 5 home remedies for dark circles will remove them for good.

1. Almond Oil

A completely natural ingredient that benefits skin around your eyes, almond oil helps lighten dark circles. Combine almond oil with vitamin E oil and your dark circles will be history. Plus, these ingredients really something that’s a staple in every household.

Usage

Before hitting the sack, apply some almond oil over your dark circles and massage it gently into the skin.
Leave the oil on overnight.
Wash it off with cold water next morning.
Repeat this every day until your dark circles are gone.

2. Cucumber

Remember those Hollywood movies where women are seen relaxing at a spa with cucumber slices on their eyes? Well, there’s a reason beyond gloss. With skin-lightening and mild astringent properties, cucumbers are completely equipped to fix those raccoon eyes. Better yet, they are soothing and refreshing too.

Usage

Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and chill it for about 30 minutes.
Place the slices on the dark circles for about 10 minutes.
Wash the area thoroughly with water.
Repeat this process twice a day for one week to see results.

3. Raw Potato

Potatoes contain vital natural bleaching agents and used raw, they help lighten dark circles and reduce excess puffiness around your eyes.

Usage

Grate a couple of chilled potatoes to extract the juice.
Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it on your closed eyes.
Make sure the juice covers the dark circles entirely.
Allow the juice to sit for about 15 minutes and rinse your eyelids well with cool water.
Repeat once or twice daily for 2 – 3 weeks to see results.

4. Rose Water

There’s a reason mothers always advise their children to rinse their eyes with Rose Water when they’re sore. It not only rejuvenates skin and reduces dark circles but also has a soothing effect on tired eyes. Due to its mild astringent properties, it also works well as a skin toner.

Usage

Soak cotton eye pads in rose water for a few minutes.
Place the soaked pads on your closed eyelids.
Leave them on for about 15 minutes.
Follow this remedy twice daily for 2 – 3 weeks to see results.

5. Tomato

Tomato, the fruit that’s used like a vegetable, is known to naturally possess powerful bleaching properties that can lighten skin very effectively.

Usage

Mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with one and a half teaspoon of lemon juice.
Gently apply this mixture on your dark circles and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
Rinse it off well with cool water.
Follow this remedy twice a day for 2 – 3 weeks to see results.

They say. “A person travels the entire world in search of something that he finds at home”. So don’t go looking elsewhere for expensive cures to dark circles; they’re all right there in your kitchen.


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The Post That Helped-thanks reward me!

Well,not everyday that I go about surfing the net for useful information for making my life a bliss but it seems I have been going on a wrong path.I soon found out the reason, thanks to blogadda for giving me an opportunity to write an article following a reward me site, this one was new but then I surfed on what my brain cells are more accustomed to, it’s been years since I have inculcated Yoga as my partner and I love it too, it helps me stay active well few friends of mine declare that I’m hyper-active sometimes but yes exercising has it’s own pro’s , so while I was going on for the yoga tips of fitness and beauty, there I stumbled on this post on reward me site that was so very informative,though I have practiced shavasana all my life, I didn’t actually do it right and didn’t give much attention, So this is what this post says. reward

Find a new way to kick stress to the curb with easy, targeted muscle relaxing!

Stressed out? Try a body scan meditation! This simple exercise — used in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and in the practice of yoga nidra — can help calm your overactive mind, releasing tension and helping you unwind at the end of a hectic day.

Unlike other forms of meditation which require you to sit upright and maintain a certain posture, the deeply relaxing body scan meditation can be done lying down on a comfortable surface, either a mat on the floor or a bed.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Choose a quiet location. Turn off all music and electronic distractions.

2. Wearing loose, comfortable clothing, lie on your back on a mat on the floor or on a bed. Keep arms relaxed at your sides with your palms facing upward.

3. Before you begin, set an intention and state it to yourself in the present moment. For example, “I am relaxed and will sleep soundly” or “I am at ease and free from stress.”

4. Begin by noticing where your body makes contact with the floor or the bed. Notice your whole body from the inside out. Is there any tingling, soreness or tension? Don’t worry if you don’t feel anything in particular — there is no right or wrong way to feel. You’re not trying to change anything, just checking in with your body and seeing what is going on right now.

5. Now focus all your attention on your large left toe, then bring your awareness to the next toe and the next, until you reach your pinkie toe. Move onto the top of your foot, then your left ankle, shin, calf, knee and thigh. Repeat the same process on your right side.

6. Next, hold your left foot in awareness (by lightly contracting your muscles), then your lower left leg, then your entire left leg in awareness. Do the exact same thing with your right side.

7. Continue up the body in this manner, mentally “scanning” each individual body part and then each body section until you reach the top of your head. Put it all together by holding your lower body in awareness and then your upper body. Finally, hold your whole body in awareness. By this point you should be totally relaxed.

Tips

This meditation can be as brief as a few minutes or as long as a half hour — it’s your choice. Take as long as you want on each body part. The more detailed you are in scanning your body, the more relaxed you will be by the end.
Consider doing this meditation with a loved one, taking turns giving instructions while the other relaxes.
Try a short version of this meditation on your kids. Little ones will enjoy it before bedtime.

So this was it, I did try , leaving my limbs at ease, focusing my complete senses to the connection of the flow of my blood streams, relaxing each muscle, ordering the mind to de-stress the muscles and finally there were no creases on my forehead, I was calm, the blood flow was normal and I had a peaceful expression.So do check out reward me site for more tips on health, fitness and beauty.


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Amazing Green Tea Recipes that you would Love!

A perfect body without flab of fats around your belly and a toned body is every girl’s dream, isn’t it? For most of us, those tyre like waist and flabby arms are the sole reason for the nightmares, stress and those dark circles under your eyes with few more pimples and blemishes caused due to worrying of gaining a few pounds.
That pensive check of weight every single morning praying to have reduced few grams and sacrificing the delight that our taste buds crave off. But girls no matter what you do, even drinking water makes you feel like you have added a few calories.gn1

So will you smile if I tell you that the same water with a bit of heat and a sprinkle of magic ingredients that can pull you out of this weight worry.
The magic drink is green tea, the wonder drink that refreshes you from inside, rejuvenates those lazy organs and detoxify your body by purifying the blood to give you a glowing fresh skin, a flat stomach and good health.
So here are few recipes that can make you smile at yourself admiringly in front of the mirror everyday.

1.Lavender flavoured Iced green Tea

This is a great flavour to consume the normal green tea with !The green tea is a low-calorie drink that activates your activeness and with the fresh subtle of the tea can leave you fresh and healthy for the whole day.
Gather the ingredients
• Dried lavender blossoms(fresh)-available in markets- 1 ½ tsp
• Green tea bags- 4
• Spring lavender(if you get it)-1
How to prepare
• Take out a sauce pan and pour ½ cup of water and heat it till it gets simmer or light boil bubbles.
• Distinguish the heat and take the sauce pan away, now add tea and lavender to the heated water.
• Steep in for five minutes ,strain the content into a bowl and wait for it to cool down
Serve
Take some glass cups for classy look with few cubes of ice
Pour the cooled tea inside it and fill it below the rim.
Sprinkle in some lavender blossoms for an inviting healthy drink and serve cold
Tada

2.Green tea kimango smoothie delight

Tired of the normal tea with lemon and spices, now to get your creative heads together, here’s the recipe for a smoothie delight that is sunny and green, mashing up the mangoes and kiwi fruits into a healthy green tea drink. So lets go..
Grab these ingredients
• Mangoes frozen and diced- 2 ½ cups
• Fat free vanilla Yogurt- ¾ cup
• Honey- ¼ cup
• Lime rind (grated) – ½ tsp
• Ripe kiwi fruit peeled and quartered) – 3
• Baby spinach (packed) – ½ cup
• Bottled green tea – 2 tbsp
• Water- 2tbsp
• Ice cubes- 2 cups
How to get this smoothie done:
Add in the mangoes,1/2 cup of yogurt,water,lime rind,2 tbsp of honey into the blender and process it until you get the smooth texture and stir occasionally.
Pour the mixture into 4 different glasses and then it goes into the freezer.
Back to the blender which is rinsed, add in ¼ (remaining) cup yogurt,2tbsp of honey,kiwi fruit,baby spinach,green tea ,water and those ice cubes. blend it again until you that smooth thick texture.
Now very skilfully take the spoonfuls of the kiwi mixture and lace it on the mango mixture
Present and serve
For the topping, so with the elegant sliced kiwi fruit and stir the combinational drink for flavor
Serve it immediately.

3.Spritzer with green tea and cranberry

Are you throwing a party? make sure this delight highlight your drinks, it sure will get you man thumps-up for the healthy idea.
Grab the ingredients:
Green tea bags- 4
Cranberry juice – ½ cup
Seltzer (chilled)- 3 cups
Sugar -1/3 cup
Water – 1/3 cup
How to get this done:
Take a sauce pan,heat the water and add sugar ,stir this slowly until it dissolves.
Have it completely colled now steep the tea-bags in 2 cups of boiling water for two minutes.
Remove the bag and wait for it t o cool down completely.
Pour the cranberry juice and the tea the ice filled glasses
Present and serve
Top the relishing drink it with chilled seltzer and serve

4.Blueberry Relish

This smoothie contains all the ingredients that creates magic when it comes to improving the metabolism and burn bad fat off your waist. If you are person who has a name in the smoothie lovers list,out are definitely going to love this recipe for cutting that weight off!.
Grab these Ingredients:
• Green Tea Bags- 2
• Fresh Blueberries – 2 cups is good
• Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt- 12 ozs ( remember fat free)
• Almonds (dry, roasted, unsalted) – 2 tbsp
• Flax seeds- 2 tbsp
• Water- ¾ cups
• Ice Cubes- 3
How to get this done:
• The tea preparation goes with boiling the water, graciously dipping the tea bags into it and let it steep for 4 mins..
• Next Squeeze and remove tea bags, chill the tea overnight(trust me, flavour!).
• If using fresh blueberries you need to place it in the freezer overnight.
• The blender is where all these gets into, process all the above ingredients until smooth.
Serve it and relish

Few tips for you

1.Preserve tea leaves in glass jars with stoppers rather than in tins.
2.For a luxurious flavour in the taste ,add a few drops of rose essence to a cup of tea.
3.Mint is very good flavour ,a few mint leaves in the tea-pot gives a classic flavour also good during cold.
4.Heating of tea leaves in oven for 10 mins is a trick to get the strong flavour with less leaves.
5.A last hint comprises of saving the used leaves ,then drying them up use it again to prepare cold tea, why don’t you flavour it with mint and lemon.
Also consuming this green tea in various flavours five cups a day helps you to reduce that weight, don’t you hesitate to do it along with a few mild exercises.
Go on, have fun losing those extra kilo’s with luxury

 


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Say Bye to Moles in these Ten Amazing Ways

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You are joyously chatting with your friends and one of them points out a little mole on your face, this is a new one, not the birthmark and is giving you a cumbersome time to get rid of it, and within days you observe a few more erupting on your face and on your neck.
You need to heed to this but before doing so, let us know what these exactly are these spots called moles and what they are doing on your beautiful skin.

Birth of the moles

 Cause 1
Melanin is the content that gives your skin color, greater the melanin content, darker is your skin-shade but it does protect you from skin ailments and provides your skin a shield.
But what happens if more of this chemical in your skin concentrates at a point due to hyper active melanocytes due to which moles erupt in the skin. Mostly these are harmless without any pain or irritation on the skin but it is of course associated with beauty and skin care.
Cause 2
Due to excessive oil glands in the skin, the moles emerge which is preferred to be treated as they are yellow in shade and the texture is rough.
Cause 3
The hormones play an important role when you associated with skin ailments, hormonal changes during puberty and pregnancy activates most of the melanin and the oil glands and ends up in giving birth to unwanted moles.
Cause 4
The sun, our dear sun that is always brutally hot in our tropical country damages the skin within a few minutes of exposure.

Nature of the Moles

When you stand in front of the mirror and if you find new marks on your skin, inspect them, these are moles.
Some of them would be brand new and some old that you can’t remember but it may be flat merging with your skin, some bulged over your skin implying an unwanted attention.
Some would be smooth while some more rough.
They vary in colour as well ,the jet black to yellow or shady brown.
Most of these are meant to be harmless but if and when it seems to irritate your skin, know that these moles are capable of cancer, So always wave the red light of danger when you feel that these moles are varying in colour, shape and size, it’s then time to knock at the door of dermatologist for further treatment.

Home remedies –ways to get rid of moles

Switch and continue home remedies for the treatment of moles if and only if the moles are harmless and no pain or irritation is felt, make this sure by consulting your dermatologist if you find a burning or redness on your skin.
Now what can you find at home to get rid of those moles on your skin, here are a few methods worth a try.
Note: Patience is a boon for the treatment hence don’t expect quick 2 hour return for your mole problem.

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1. Garlic:

So far garlic has been a wonder for the treatment for skin ailments, cut a slice of the garlic pod and places it on the moles.Along with this is the treatment of ginger-garlic that is believed to be anti-septic and a beneficial mole removal healer.

garlic

Result:

This not only lightens the skin but helps it to drop off after a few application, five days would be good and four hour or overnight stay would be recommended for better results.
Suits who?
For those people with normal skin, this application is worthy but for sensitive skin,redness might be evidently seen after the application ,so sensitive dudes, don’t go for this method.
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2.Banana peel:banana

 How many of us gobbles up a bananas and throws the peel into the trash, we are losing a medicine there.
Take that peel and apply the inside of the peel over the mole and leave for a few hours
Recommended to try for few days
Result: the mole slowly but certainly fades due to drying away and drops off leaving no scar.
Suits Who?
Everybody out there, this doesn’t harm your skin at all and is recommended for all skin types.


3.Strawberry:strawberry

 Don’t drool at that beautiful fruit; it’s for making you beautiful.
Slice the fruit and apply the juice of strawberry using a cotton and apply it daily.Works wonders for the removal of moles if applied several times a day
Suits who?
People! Strawberry is for everybody, none can deny it.
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4.Honey:

 The sweet honey is a beneficial liquid for the mole.
Apply it several times a day, you can even bandage the mole applied with honey, leave it for an hour or so and wash It away.honey
Result: Always excellent results and you can see it n a week’s time, so patience is the key, go for honey.
Suits who?
Again everyone falls in the category of honey users, sensitive skin types can go for it without any worry.
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6.Tomato:

The red heavenly fruits are rich in chemicals that can treat your skin and make it clear, here it clears off the mole too.tomato
Take the tomato juice and apply It over the mole.
Several times daily would be beneficial as it helps to dry off the mole and flakes it away.
As several applications makes your skin dry, apply petroleum jelly around the mole areas.
Result: amazing results as it leaves no scar behind and is excellent in creating a clear skin for you.
Suits Who?
The dry skin types should take the petroleum jelly tip seriously as tomatoes dry the skin rapidly and for everybody else, it works wonders.
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7.Onion Juice

The onion juice is mostly recommended by grandma’s! it proves it’s effectiveness from the early times, so put your trust into this treatment
Pour or apply the onion juice over the mole thrice a day.onion
Next wait until the mole falls off on its own
Result: Very effective and results can be seen within a week of it’s application.
Suits Who?
Everybody minus those who are allergic to it, if you find it itchy or burning sensation for more than a minute, wash it off, not for you and your skin is allergic to the onion juice.
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8.Baking Soda

baking sodaBaking Soda is recommended for great results available from your kitchen counter.

Mix it with water and apply it on the mole region.

You can apply it along with apple cider too, for effective results.

Results: There might be some inflammation and irritation which will subside within few minutes.

Petroleum jelly is preferably applied around the mole during treatment.

Suits Who?

All except too sensitive skin types.

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9.Iodine

Iodine is known to be highly effective method in solving mole problems.
Add few drops of iodine directly on the mole, wait for it to dry, later wash it off
Apply twice daily for better results
Note: Apply petroleum jelly around the mole during it’s treatment
Result:Highly effective
Suits who?
Not for sensitive skin-types, also so not ingest iodine as it might cause health problems
Better if people with highly sensitive skin if they don’t go with this for treatment.
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10.Aleo-vera   aleo-vera

Aleo-vera is a heavenly herb that can cure any skin ailment
The gel freshly extracted from the aleo-vera plant is directly applied over the mole
Wait until it is dried up, later wash it off.
Results: highly recommended and no scar is left behind and should be applied for a longer period of time
Suits who?
This is for everybody, a magical herb with all qualities of curing and clearing the skin.
So that was the 10 beneficial home remedies tailor made for people who would not go for surgical procedures or mole removal creams.
Mole removal creams are available in markets and can be used consulting your dermatologist.
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 Prevention is always better but how?

1.Know your sun exposure
The sun is brutal and can easily damage your skin. Especially when you go out around 10 am to 4 pm is highly not recommended to spend time under direct sunlight. The severe ultra-violet rays stimulates the production of melanin and thus the production of moles all over.
Use umbrella or find a shady place to spend time.
2.Sunscreen,the saviour
Yes, use sunscreens available in markets varying from SPF 15 to SPF 30, depending on when you go out to sun and it’s intensity, if the heat is too high, the higher SPF would do good by protecting your skin.
If you find your skin turn oily once you apply the sunscreen, go with brands that is not oil based, also organic sunscreens are available in ayurvedic shops, it gives better results and lesser dumping of chemicals on your skin.
3.Examine
The mole that you already have, examine it once in a month and look for any change in color ,size or shape, if found any knock at the door of the dermatologist, they’ll know what to do with it.
4.Exfoliation
Exfoliating your skin every day before going to bed is a beauty mantra and if done it regularly, the moles and chapped skin will stay away from you.
Now why wait ? Follow the above methods and look for yourself how it works wonders on your skin.

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My Humble Hug

The morning newspaper carried the news of the specialty of the day, it was father’s day, it was as normal as any other day for me, usually the days associated with father’s were less known and less spoken off and also because the majority of the male species are not fond of cake cuts, happy social gatherings or party games and my father falls into this vast group though I agree there exists some renegades whom I know of and greatly fond of.

When the prompt came in to write a post for my father, I twitched and turned, I had never written anything for him until I changed this decision when I stumbled on to an old diary dating back to late nineties while searching for some old encyclopaedia from the attic. The diary belonged to my father when he was in late twenties, it was not a journal but his evening college notes that he was pursuing after marriage and with a day job in hand.

Somewhere in the middle of the pages was a note that was tucked and my mom had treasured that verse of his where he had casually written about me when I was born later that year 1992, the four line was for me, about me in kannada , my mother tongue.

He had visualized me growing up with long silky hairs, light foot and beautiful smile, it was just four lines that ended with he wishes to see me smile always, I was happy and over-whelmed, I had seen it a couple of times but never had considered his feelings he must have gone through then, but I never saw him writing again!

Now he is not much into writing or soulful talks, but he does chatter a lot but no serious talks, he binds his inner self well and talks about mundane things with me…But dad I would to understand your hidden soul and know you but I understand you amidst my silent fights!

So here’s a poem for you for that verse,

 

My first admirer, you were

Made from a sprinkle of anger

Lots of love and a dash of discipline

I know you smiled a lot when I came in

As a staunch protector you stand..for me.

 

The long road trips we took

The unrecognizable hotels we dined

During the punctured tyres

And awkward orientation classes in my school

You were silent yet your love spoke…to me.

 

Braided you my bob hairs

Long not it was ,just the way you wanted

Yet you complained less and smiled more

The lost gold rings from my hands never bothered you

I knew I was precious…to you.

 

Priceless you are and so is my humble hug

Coz your expression remains same with any gift I present you

Though I stopped the gifting spree,

Though I may not thank you aloud

I just say that I love you as you are always there…for me.

 

I just know!

 


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The Gene hugs:)

This is the very first time I’m penning down something for my father, though the thought crossed my mind a couple of times, I simply slided it away waiting for the right time and heart. I had even wished him on Father’s Day, it was just an obligation towards the day celebrated all across the world contrary to the pompous festive mood with greeting cards and gifts for mom on Mother’s day.

Being the first born and a daughter, I was pampered all my childhood and as I grew up I tended to becoming closer to my mother and Dad was for movies and road-trips and less of soulful talks, the reticent behaviour shone brightly in our relation and there are times we are not in terms with each other along with low arguments and days of silence on the context but both of us has this gene of not going back on the topic and nagging about the same.

So this Father’s Day , Dad, I would not gift you anything exceptional but reminisce the gifts you gave me and I seemed to have silently pushed under my conscious

>THE MIRROR TALKS

Yes dad, though I would have made fun of you a zillion times for your peculiar way of resurrecting a lost moment and redefining it again for better results, I do it too. All those dramatic portrayal of the myriad of emotions in front of the mirror and then soothing down to a better conclusion! I have it in my genes, from you!

>MEMORY LAPSES

I meant it in a good way daddy, even i forget the statistics of the money spent and come home with a lost look with the conundrum hanging in the air of the missing crispy notes, at least you have mom who helps you with it, but I will be at the other end of her scolding where she tells me that I’m exactly like you in matters like these, there is a hidden smile in my contempt to disagree, but I still love the way we both never create a scene for every pai..so it’s good to be like you.

>THE FUNN STRETCHES

Though it was mom you instilled the importance of daily exercise and yoga, it was you who introduced us to the fun part of the stretches, those hip shakes and leg kicks were my favorite daddy and as always I love to put you behind in the who-stands-the-most in Vrukshasana contest.

>THE MOVIE CRAZIES

Every time a movie got released around the corner, with graceful songs and life-impacting story lines , you took me there. I always wondered as to why you always watched a new movie alone and then take us, it was for us to view better movies and grow up in a good environment, somewhere along the road , these moulded my character, I’m thankful for helping me grow up with rectitude.

>THE GASTRITIS DEVIL

I blame you for this, yup though it is not something I’m very proud of, I still love the way how you beat it with a early morning drink of warm water with a pod of garlic followed by reading the newspaper in vajrasana( a yoga posture), the doughty mindset I managed to follow and beat the devil at its heart

I have never thanked you for anything dad and I don’t think so i ever will, my hands are tied with the we are and how our bond works, we just don’t tell things such as these aloud hence I’m writing it down, someday I’ll show this to you and you’ll definitely smile..

With lots of love and a sarcastic smile for my attempt I thank you for the hidden chocolates, for the never raised hand of yours to hit m, for the road-trips and for passing on the wanderlust to me, there are many more but I better stop, I have taken after you DAD and I’m proud of it though I’ll never let you know;)But I’ll hug you sure for it as this is the best way to know how special you are, hope you would notice:)

LOVE YOU


“This father’s day, I am expressing my love towards my dad by participating in the #HugYourDad activity at BlogAdda in association with Vicks.”